Associated New Media (ANM), the digital publishing division of Associated Newspapers Ltd today announces the launch of two new hotel and flight searches on thisistravel.co.uk.
The new thisistravel.co.uk hotel search brings editorial content, reader reviews and modern booking tools together for the first time. All saving consumers time and money.
These reviews are accompanied by a ‘average visitor rating’ out of 10, helping our users make sound choices before they book. The new hotel tool also puts customers in control with a fast-track option to fine tune their search by selecting the facilities that they want, as well as the option to search by price and star rating.
Thisistravel.co.uk has partnered with All Hotels, Octopus Travel, Alpha Rooms and Intercontinental to offer direct booking and availability checking for all hotels.
The new flight search facility offers real-time availability and price checking for all flights across a number of the UK’s top travel agents and airlines. When users are ready to book, thisistravel.co.uk passes them directly and easily into a partner’s booking process.
In providing the service, thisistravel.co.uk has strengthened its relationships with Lastminute, Ebookers, Travelbag and British Airways.
Nigel Vincent, Executive Editor at ANM, said: “Our new hotel and flights search puts the user in charge. It gives them real world recommendations, warts and all, independent reviews and destination guides plus the best deals around. Thisistravel.co.uk is the definitive, independent one stop holiday shop.”
Alex Saint, Publisher of thisistravel.co.uk, commented: “Thisistravel.co.uk has always enabled UK consumers to find inspiration for their holiday through our excellent travel content and provided links to book through a wide range of travel companies.”
“However,” he continued, “following our research, we felt that it was essential to offer an increasingly sophisticated search that delivers far more information for less effort. Online travel is very competitive but we have taken the lead in delivering our consumers the most independent view of the market, enabling them to make the right holiday choices and be confident that they are getting a great deal.”