How it all works
We believe in empowering the consumer! People are smart. So we trust you! You shouldn't have to take our word for it... we make everything fully transparent so you can see the value for yourself before ever touching your wallet. No pressure. No catches or gotcha's. No tricks or smoke and mirrors. Just insanely great value that can't be ignored!
Again, it's all about building trust with our customers. We don't need to force you to pay to enroll when the value of the platform is so transparent. Finally, there's the option to upgrade at the VIP level which gets you access to the wholesale rates on the HappiHotels™ booking engine and HappiCondos™ vacation rental platform (which can be as much as 80% or more below retail!)
As a free member you get access to TONS of value. You can book 1,000's of HappiTrips® at a wholesale rate. But there's sooooo much more available!
The cool thing about HappiTravel® is we wear our value on our sleeve. You can see us coming from a mile away. We've intentionally designed the platform to be as intuitive and transparent as possible because... we WANT you to be able to quickly and easily evaluate the bottom line value. Simply put, if you travel at all (or want to) it costs you MORE not to be an upgraded member than it does to upgrade!
You can upgrade at the $99/yr level and it will get you access to book HappiTrips® at the lowest HappiPrice® rate. You'll have the ability to book an unlimited number of trips each year with no blackout dates or caps on the amount you can save. You'll also start earning HappiPoints™ for each qualifying trip with are credits you can redeem "point for dollar" towards future HappiTrips® reservations.
The other option is our VIP membership which is $298/yr and includes everything above plus full access to the HappiHotels™ booking engine (offering up to 60% or more below retail for 1.8+ million properties) as well as the HappiCondos™ vacation rental platform (offering 4,000+ resort properties at up to 80% or more below retail). These engine provide you full flexibility to book the dates and destinations you want just like any other mainstream engine except you'll pay pennies on the dollar for each reservation. No caps, no limits on the amount you can save. Most people save more than the entire annual fee on their first reservation.
The HappiHotels™ booking engine works just like any mainstream travel site except it provides you access to wholesale rates (up to 60% or more below retail!) You can search for properties worldwide (over 1.8 million hotels and resorts!)
The HappiCondos™ vacation rental platform gives you access to over 4,000 resorts globally and the ability to save up to 80% off of retail rates! There's a wide range of options for rooms and amenities and no black out dates or limitations on usage.
As you explore you're able to see on your own the amazing value of the platform. When you're ready to book a trip, you're likely to bump into the fact that upgrading your account will allow you to get an even deeper HappiPrice® discount that exceeds the cost of the upgrade. Wait, what...? Yeah, we know... it's a no-brainer (people tell us so every day). But again, for us it's all about building trust. Because honestly... there IS a scam going on... it's called booking travel retail! Once you realize it's costing you more NOT to own our membership you'll never book travel anywhere else for the rest of your life. And so, like any good marraige we're just gonna be honest with you as we tie the knot! ;-)
As a free member it will also show you the HappiPrice® which is the much lower rate you can get by upgrading your membership. Typically the amount you'll save far exceeds the cost of the upgrade.
On many trips it will also display HappiPoints™ that you'll earn when you book. These are credits you can redeem towards any HappiTrips® you book in the future. You get to book at wholesale, plus we give you a credit to save even more next time... Think of it as your personal Vacation Savings Account!
HappiPoints™ are pending until you take your trip. They can then be used towards any future HappiTrips® booking without limitations or cap on usage. HappiPoints™ expire 12 months from the time they are earned or in the event of a lapse in your HappiTrips® annual membership renewal.
HappiPoints™ are not available for free accounts.
NOTE: if you are looking for your booking history for HappiHotels™ or HappiCondos™ that is maintained separetaly within each of those engines.
Keep in mind that you could go back and do the exact same search a few days (or even a few hours) later and it's possible you'll get different results. Again, inventory is constantly changing and so the available inventory is displayed dynamically. If your dates are flexible, you may also want to try adjusting them to see if additional properties are available or offer even lower wholesale rates on different dates.
NOTE: if you are looking for your booking history for HappiTrips® they can be found by clicking the My Account link followed by the Bookings tab.
While many reservations are fully refundable, it's important to keep in mind that in some cases the reason why the wholesale rate is so low is because the reservation is non-refundable. These terms are controlled by each property and not by HappiTravel®. Sometimes that's the cost of getting such amazing discounts. If you require more flexbility look for listings that do offer cancellation options (often times you can pay just a small amount more, still getting a very deep wholesale discount, in order to be able to cancel up until a certain date).
In the rare event you encounter a problem with your reservation, even while on site at a property, please contact us immediately so we can assist you in resolving the issue.
The reality of the travel industry is there are massive margins available. Big travel online booking engines sell it to you at retail and pocket the rest. At HappiTravel® we pass the savings on to you. And yes, it can be up to 80% or more in the case of condos.
By the way... why would you pay a monthly fee for something you don't use every month? Just sayin.
Actually, it's bad but maybe not quite that bad. You'll lose all of your accumulated HappiPoints™ (which are good "point for dollar" towards booking additional HappiTrips®). So that would suck (and is non-reversible).