www.skyscanner.net this week moves into the European market with the launch of French, German and Spanish language versions.
Demand for online travel in Germany (22 % of the market), second only to the UK (36%) in Europe, is growing at a steep rate, with France (11%) not far behind. In response to this, together with the large number of non UK users and referrals from European search engines, SkyScanner has been working to create fully translated versions of the popular site.
Since its launch two years ago, SkyScanner has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful online travel information resources. Offering the most comprehensive online service, showing who is flying where and for how much, the company is set to revolutionise the online travel industry in 2005 - the development of a worldwide service providing a comprehensive one-stop-shop for finding cheap flights on the internet.
Barry Smith, Director and co-founder of SkyScanner.net is looking forward to shaking things up a bit in 2005, saying; “This new move into Europe with full French, German and Spanish language versions of SkyScanner is just the start for us in 2005. The site is developing all the time and has proved to be an extremely popular resource in the UK, aiding those searchers who look for ‘pure’ information when looking for flights online. Considering the growth in European demand for finding flights online, we will be looking to expand further with Italy on the horizon - we aim to have 14 European language sites up and running by the end of 2005.”