Popular travel company Booking.com has launched a chatbot, making access to 895,00 hotels across 224 countries even easier. Travelers can use the bot on its desktop, mobile web sites, and mobile apps where they can check hotel availability, look up basic information like check-in times, or reserve parking. One especially notable feature is that two-sided nature of the bot, which allows users to initiate conversation involving their account and allows hotels to send notifications. This is thanks to the company building the tool in-house instead of using a third party like Facebook. While Booking.com has said they have plans...Read More
In this era of instant connectivity and high-speed air travel, it’s becoming easier and easier to just jet off to the other side of the world on a whim. Cheap flights are becoming more abundant, and thanks to a range of flight-seeking companies such as Kayak it’s now possible to sift through the best deals in a matter of seconds from wherever you are. Now, with a new cross-platform chatbot, Kayak has made it even easier to find the quickest and most cost efficient way to get to your destination. The chatbot comes packed with features, making the process...Read More
Ever been put off from booking a vacation by the cost? Everyone has a dream destination, but finding reasonably priced transport can prove impossible without spending hours trawling through search engines and budget flight websites. Luckily, the new Lufthansa Facebook bot aims to make life easier for jetsetters the world over. The bot, which goes by the name of Mildred, is designed to help users find and book cheap flights without ever leaving their iPhone. The bot is bilingual, speaking both English and German, and is extremely straightforward to use. Simply open up the chat, select the appropriate...Read More
Seeing shows, visiting attractions, and discovering restaurants are what make vacations thrilling and fun. Googling places, yelping restaurants, and trying to buy tickets with a big group that wants to do a million things? Less fun. Fortunately, chatbots might be making all those tasks easier so you can focus on enjoying your trip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a resort hotel that boasts residential-style living spaces with breathtaking skyline views, as well as a restaurant collection, boutiques, and casino that “complete an unforgettable luxury experience.” With a brand that places such an emphasis on unique, one-of-a-kind experiences, it...Read More
The winter holidays are long gone, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop being cheery or spirited! Hotels.com recently launched a chatbot on Facebook Messenger which features their mascot, Captain Obvious, challenging you to a rousing game of charades. For every victory, you get a a discount and by collecting victories can win up to £500 in Hotels.com vouchers. Captain Obvious has been around since 2014 and made his UK debut last year. The joke, of course, is that Hotels.com helps you find the obvious travel choices. When playing the Obvious Charades game against the Hotels.com...Read More
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