Will voice-activated flight search finally catch on?
The latest foray of a travel brand into voice-activated search is called Opal. This time its OTA OneTravel stepping up to the microphone with its own personal voice assistant for its Android app.
App users will be able to open the app and perform searches such as “I need a flight to Miami from Chicago in 2 weeks,” and the app will serve results from its 450 airlines according to this input. The app will follow up with any missing information, such as origin, destination and travel dates.
The company also claims that the assistant can read contextual clues to prevent mistaken requests and to fill in the blanks as necessary.
This isn’t the first integration of the microphone into travel search.