TripAdvisor tests hotel metasearch service – now the fun really begins
User review giant TripAdvisor is finally doing what pretty much everyone involved in the hotel sector expected it to do years ago – consumer metasearch for its vast portfolio of properties.
The company confirmed this week that it is currently testing “new search functionality” for hotels, covering both desktop and mobile versions of the service.
Randomly selected users have been able to see the new platform in action over the course of the past two months, but there is no time-line as yet when it will be fully deployed and available to rest of the site’s massive user-base.
Functionality mirrors many of the other hotel metasearch services around the web, with availability and prices for properties based on arrival and departure dates, and location.