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Skyscanner introduces new travel search method

27 May 2016 by Clement Huang
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It's a common (#firstworld) problem: you have a few days to get away, but no firm idea of where you want to go. Entering such vague information into traditional search engines can be fairly cumbersome. However, the new Facebook Messenger bot from global travel search engine Skyscanner may be the answer. Available to any Messenger user (in English), the bot is able to understand and respond to conversational sentences – not dissimilar to how Siri on an iPhone or Cortana on a Microsoft PC operate. The bot is able to analyse repeat users' travel trends and suggest recommendations. Once you’ve agreed on a destination, the bot will then bring up route options and live flight prices. Below is a sample interactive “conversation” users could have with the new service:   The Skyscanner bot can be found by visiting this link. “The messaging economy and conversational search are areas which we believe are incredibly important evolutionary features for the travel industry,” said Filip Filipov, director at Skyscanner. “We want to make travel search as easily accessible as possible, and believe that the launch of our Messenger bot will allow more people to search for their travel in a fun and informative way.” For more information, visit skyscanner.com.hk Clement Huang
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