Ebookers have launched one of the industry’s first interactive desktop calendars, which can be downloaded from ebookers.com, the online travel company. The desktop calendar is the next innovation in online travel purchasing, enabling customers to find out about new travel deals far quicker than they’ve ever been able to before.
The calendar is downloadable from www.ebookerscalendar.com from 20th December. Users can then also access the calendar via the ebookers website for remote access.
The calendar will go live with 10 launch offers, including a ten night Bangkok and Phuket holiday from £728 per person, including flights with Thai Airways from Heathrow, three nights room only in Bangkok at the Radisson and seven nights room only in Phuket at the four-star Karona Resort and Spa (valid for departures from 10th January - 7th April 2006). Other deals featured will be holidays to Dubai for £445 per person, Goa for £692 per person and Australia from £1,072 per person.
“At ebookers we’re striving to constantly innovate, bringing new technology to consumers to help make the online travel experience even easier. Where it would normally take two to three days to get new flight fares and special package offers to customers via emails, direct mail etc, this service ensures everyone will have instant information at their fingertips,” says Deirdre O’Reilly, head of direct marketing, ebookers.com. “As soon as a new deal goes online on our system it will appear on the calendar, giving customers the best chance to get secure fares with limited availability.”
The calendar will show different images from around the world for each month, highlighting global events such as Nevada’s Burning Man, Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong or the World Snow Festival in Switzerland - all automatically updated by ebookers remotely. A summary of daily activities and events can also be viewed by rolling over the calendar icon while clicking on a specific date will expand to a full view of that day’s events. Users can even add their own special dates and occasions for work, family and personal travel needs.
Everyone that downloads the calendar will be able to claim 200 Nectar points but anyone who downloads it between 20th December 2005 and 17th January 2006 will be entered into a competition to win a £2,000 holiday voucher or one of four sets of 1 million Nectar points.