Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner has revealed travellers will be able to search for hotels and car hire from the existing flights app.

The trend for both searching and booking travel on mobile has accelerated dramatically in recent years, with the Skyscanner apps having been downloaded over 40 million times worldwide.

Almost half of all Skyscanner searches in the UK are now made using a mobile device, while the last year alone has seen a 38 per cent increase in people booking via smartphones in the UK.

In an effort to make searching and booking travel even easier, the free Skyscanner app (compatible with both iOS and Android devices) will continue to deliver personalised, relevant and inspirational travel information, in addition to exciting brand new features designed to save travellers time and money.

Balint Orosz, head of app product, from Skyscanner said: “At Skyscanner we believe it’s important to continue to innovate and develop technology as the needs of our customers evolve.

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“We’ve incorporated all of the learnings and user feedback from our standalone hotels and car hire apps into this new, upgraded offering, making it the ultimate app to serve all your travel needs.”