Los Angeles, CA – All-inclusive Passover vacations have been around for decades, but three friends and a website have already begun to shake-up this multi-million-dollar industry. Brandyss Katz, Daniel Kramer and Doni Schwartz have independently been attending Passover programs at hotels for many years. In 2018, Katz founded the Facebook group, “Passover Program Reviews,” to connect with Pesach Vacationers across the globe. “The high growth and contribution rate within the group was an obvious message to us that there was a gap in the marketplace. There was not one website or publication to date that had combined revolutionary functionality for both the user and program owner,” explained Katz. Based on their considerable experiences and individual areas of professional expertise, they decided to help the industry as a whole by creating a one-stop-shop for consumers looking for their perfect Passover vacation.
“Our mission is to be the “Yelp” of Pesach programs,” said Kramer, “A place where people can write their honest reviews, and others can benefit from their experiences. It is the only place where someone planning a Passover vacation can browse and sort programs according to their specific preferences.”
Pesach vacationer Chaya Frankel is enthusiastic about PassoverListings.com “This past year was the first time I was not going to work on chol hamoed and if we were going to make the investment, this vacation had to be great.” Beachy and warm, laid back crowd, lots of good kids’ programming and access to after-hours babysitting, were some items that topped their list. “I would not have been comfortable booking a trip of this cost without hearing from people who had been to those programs and getting questions answered about my specific needs. PassoverListings.com is going to help people find the program that is right for them.”
Program operators want nothing less than happy customers who found the right program for their family. People go away for Pesach for many different reasons, but whatever the reason and whatever the program, it’s going to be a significant expenditure. Schwartz hopes that PassoverListings.com will provide transparency in the industry and help programs find and keep the appropriate guests, making everyone happy. “No other website provides program operators, with the ability to reply to reviews posted about their program, post information and deals, and manage their leads and contacts through a dashboard on the backend that only they can see. A listing on our website is more than just an ad.”
Owner of Regal Retreats, Dov Osina, is also excited about PassoverListings.com, “It’s a great place for us to get feedback – positive and negative- and for consumers to hear from people that were actually on the program. There are a minority of owners in the business that lack integrity, but that hurts all of us. A website of this nature is essential to cut down on the misinformation that is given to consumers.”
Avrumy Jordan, Operations Director of the Diamond Club Passover Program in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic agrees. “I trust the team running the website and that they have everyone’s best interests in mind. Consumers now have this tremendous tool where they can search for a program that has the things that are important to them,” says Jordan. “For an operator, it will really cultivate solid leads – they are calling your program because you have something, they are already interested in.” That is good news for salespeople and owners and will hopefully avoid the program disasters that blast across social media each year.
“This website promises to be the Better Business Bureau of Pesach programs,” says Baruch Cohen, Esq. a litigator in Los Angeles that has worked both sides of many cases involving Pesach programs – in the court system and in Batei Din. “A program that doesn’t want to engage with a website like this, probably doesn’t have transparency and that should be an alarm for people to stay away. This website is long overdue – it most likely would have helped avoid the majority of lawsuits in the industry.”
Katz, Kramer, and Schwartz are excited that PassoverListings.com already has over 80 programs listed world-wide with many program owners claiming their program listing. They have over 250 reviews with additional reviews posted daily and thousands of users flocking to the website to view different programs. Whether you’re a first-time program goer or you head to a new local each year, PassoverListings.com is the place to start planning for Pesach 2020.
See the site at https://www.PassoverListings.com