Cheapflights.com has worked upon two enhancements in new hotel booking and flight search-by-date website features. (8/2/2007)
The initiative is based on consumer feedback, which included focus groups and a 60-day beta test period, and partner input.
“We’ve complemented our nearly one million flight deals with the addition of tens of thousands of hotel deals, sourced from hundreds of different travel providers,” said Michael Bennett, US general manager for Cheapflights.com. “Our research shows that consumers search an average of five or six travel sites to find the best deal. We help travelers to comparison shop for flights and hotels all in one place, saving them the time and hassle of clicking from site to site,” he said. In addition to a new hotel search feature, the site now also offers consumers two ways to search for the lowest flight deals — by destination/route, ideal for travelers with flexible travel schedules — or by date, ideal for travelers with fixed travel itineraries.
Hotel and airfare partners include: Priceline, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz, among many others.
Among the deals listed on Cheapflights.com, visitors will also find handpicked deals personally selected by Cheapflights’ in-house Deal Finder, plus exclusive deals not found anywhere else. Additionally, the site offers a host of travel resources and tools, including a Flight News blog www.news.cheapflights.com and downloadable traveler guides and companion podcasts www.cheapflights.com/travel-guide-podcasts.
“At Cheapflights.com, consumers can quickly search hundreds of airfares — and now hotel room availability, too — from hundreds of travel different companies, all in a matter of seconds,” said Bennett.