Meliovation™ was originally founded in 2002 with the goal of developing travel technology and publishing travel content for both consumers and businesses worldwide. Our first software product was Vacation Designer and was sold from 2002 until 2007 in both USA and European editions. It won the prestigious award for Best Hobby Software in 2006 at the annual shareware industry conference in Denver, Colorado. After a few years pursuing other software ventures, Meliovation LLC was formed in 2012.
Our next travel venture was the introduction of the VacationCounts™ which helped people learn how to take more time off from work to enjoy life to the fullest. You can reach more about the VacationCounts blog in the Travel Blogs section or read dozens of articles on the VacationCounts.com website right now.
Our latest business is a tourism marketing and booking optimization brand called BookingCounts™. The blog offers articles, resources, tools, and step-by-step tips to improve any travel website in order to get more bookings. You can read the blog and subscribe to our email newsletter "Get More Bookings" on the Travel Blogs section and at www.BookingCounts.com/blog.
Our travel technology app, the Book Later Button, is the focus of BookingCounts and this SaaS product is now in a limited beta release. You can request an invitation to our beta program at BookingCounts.com and be the first to benefit from our tourism email marketing widget and analytics tool.
As founder and president, Scott
Petoff runs product management, software development, and travel marketing for Meliovation. He has been involved in
the creation of innovative software and websites since 1994. Award winning and best selling software products for consumers
that have previously
been managed and developed by Scott were published by Books That Work (CD-ROM titles for home care, gardening, and car buying) and Sierra Online (Home and Landscape Design in 2D, 3D, and Photo editing). Other technology solutions that have benefited from Scott's leadership and creative technology skills include software
systems for audio e-book devices (Sega Dreamcast), medical testing instruments (kiosk and touch screen), clinical trial management (Microsoft® content portals), and employment/HR/legal technology (SaaS web applications for corporations).
As the lead designer and programmer on Vacation Designer for Windows PCs (trip itinerary maker that you can print and take with you), he has won accolades and awards.
The name of the business represents two themes that showcase the philosophy of the organization. The root "melio" comes from the Latin term "meliora" which is defined as "always better", and forms the basis for such words as ameliorate. The second half, "vation", is the suffix of the word "innovation" or "the introduction of something new." So, put together, "Meliovation" comes to mean "striving for improvement (betterment) through (technical) innovation." We think it sums up the company and our travel products and services quite well. We hope you agree.