The accommodation search engine cozycozy wins the 2022 Tourism Innovation Trophy in the start-up category
For 10 years, the Echo Touristique has rewarded companies and start-ups that offer the most innovative concepts.
On July 7, at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris, in front of more than 300 travel professionals, Linda Lainé, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine and Frédéric Vanhoutte, President of Eventiz Media Group, hosted the awards ceremony for the Trophées de l ‘Innovation 2022.
This edition was all the more anticipated as this event had to be suspended for two years due to Covid-19.
The winners were chosen following the votes of Internet users and a jury of tourism and digital experts. In the start-up category, cozycozy won the prize!
The accommodation meta-engine won over with its ability to instantly connect to a large number of platforms (Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Abritel/VRBO, Gîtes de France, Pierre et Vacances, etc.) and its transparency.
Internet users can thus filter the results and make reliable and objective comparisons in a few clicks.
The highlights of the adventure of this growing young shoot
Summer – Launch of cozycozy
Gathered around Pierre Bonelli, the founder of the flight comparator liligo.com, Romain Claudel and Jérémie Murat launch cozycozy. The start-up successfully raised 4 million euros in funds from leading French investment funds (Daphni, Karista and Raise) and a dozen Business Angels including Xavier Niel (founder of Free), Thibaud Elzière (founder of Fotolia), Eduardo Ronzano (founder of KelDoc), etc.
The same year, cozycozy is part of Station F’s Top 30 startups of the year.
January: Major TV advertising campaign on TF1 and M6 (see on youtube)
March: Beginning of the health crisis, which has a heavy impact on the tourism sector.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, cozycozy lived through two complicated years. However, the team was able to take advantage of this period to improve its website and launch its internationalization.
A strategy that has paid off:
• cozycozy is now present in 40 markets on all continents;
• It has more than 20 million accommodations on the platform;
• And it is showing strong growth all over the world, which confirms its ambition to establish itself as a world leader.
In addition, cozycozy is one of the “essential applications for summer holidays” selected by Tech Hebdo, the BFM TV program (source).
cozycozy.com: the most comprehensive comparator in the world and the only one to present Airbnb offers
cozycozy.com is the first search engine in the world that allows in a search to access all available holiday accommodation, impartially and transparently.
20 million accommodations are accessible: hotel rooms, rental apartments, houses, boats, beds in a youth hostel, atypical accommodations (teepee, yurt, etc.) or more traditional (chalet, lodge, riad, camping…).
With just one click, the traveler can now find their ideal accommodation, always at the best price, among hundreds of specialized sites such as Booking.com, Airbnb, Hotels.com, Abritel, Accor, Expedia… and many more.
Created by the team of experts gathered around Pierre Bonelli, already at the origin of the liligo.com flight comparator, the start-up aims to become a world leader.
The (big) little cozycozy extras
Transparency. The prices are displayed with all costs included, which avoids unpleasant surprises at the time of booking.
Independence. The results presented correspond exactly to the search criteria indicated by Internet users. No commercial site is privileged to the detriment of the others: there is no bias or manipulation.
Customizable. Consumers can sort results based on geographic location, available amenities and services, consumer ratings and reviews, and price.
Free. The use of cozycozy is completely free for Internet users. No fees are applied to reservations made from the site.
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Cozycozy wins the 2022 Tourism Innovation Trophy