ProveLocal has selected Hawaii and Boston as its initial launch locations for its new Online Travel Agency. The new consumer facing OTA will allow Hawaii and Boston residents to get great deals on top Hotels, Attractions and Activities simply by proving where they live. ProveLocal selected Hawaii to showcase its platform for use at a large resort type area and Boston for a typical city. ProveLocal expects to launch in 30 locations in 2019, with a total of 75 locations nationwide in 2020.
November 10, 2016 – Today, ProveLocal filed for a business method patent with seven claims related to its proprietary Online Travel Agency platform for local residents. The patent filed with the USPTO, application No. 15/347,827, builds off of the existing OneRez Travel Company patent which certifies travel suppliers as small business owned. Using a similar self certification process, the ProveLocal travel platform enables suppliers to offer discounted or specialized rates to customers who have self-certified that they reside within a geographical distance set by the travel suppliers or ProveLocal on the system.