Cheapflights has launched Cheapflights Chat, an interactive bot utilising Facebook’s new Chat SDK. The proprietary technology will enable the social network’s massive global community to use its popular Messenger platform to search for flights and other travel-related information, before linking them to the Cheapflights website where they can continue to search or move off on to the next stage of the booking process.
TripAdvisor has announced a new app that gives hospitality business owners a quick and easy way to enhance their Facebook Pages with reviews, awards and other TripAdvisor content. The TripAdvisor App for Facebook, which is available immediately, is designed to help businesses attract more guests with traveller feedback and is an expansion of the popular TripAdvisor widgets.
Cape Town in South Africa is expecting a massive influx of extra visitors in the next three months without many of them actually going to the city in real life (as yet). These will be virtual visitors experiencing the delights of the Cape via a world-first Facebook-based travel app.
Internet users who sign up to use the Wolfram|Alpha search engine can now have the site analyze their Facebook usage in detailed graphs. The Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook device will reveal in full just how much data - such as check-ins, locations where photos were taken - and locations and ages of your friends, is publicly available.
The LUV airline is easy to LIKE! Southwest Airlines is celebrating the Three Million Fan milestone with a special discount offer and a signature “concept” plane dedicated to our fans! Southwest Airlines was the first airline to reach a million Facebook Fans back in 2010, and now is the first airline worldwide to amass three million Facebook Fans!
With the new SceneSpotter app from Lufthansa, travelers can now explore Europe off the beaten path. Locals and insiders are offering their personal travel tips for over 20 of Lufthansa’s European destinations via the SceneSpotter app on Facebook. It gives travelers in Europe information about interesting sights, culinary highlights and nightlife that can’t be found in any travel guide.
As part of its “Hello Tomorrow” campaign, Emirates Airline has launched an official Facebook page which enables fans to apply for jobs, find out about sponsorships and learn about the history of the carrier.