Travelocity is adding a one-of-a-kind booking feature to its popular Last Minute Packages portion of the site that will make it easier than ever for family and friends to connect.
The patent pending Meet Me In…(SM)online tool allows consumers traveling from two departure cities to meet in a common destination through convenient, deeply-discounted travel packages.
Travelocity’s newest booking feature helps to eliminate the scheduling and communication challenges associated with coordinating complex travel itineraries from two separate origins.
This technology helps eliminate cumbersome coordination by allowing up to four people from two different cities to select itineraries that maximize their time together.
To further celebrate the launch of this new tool, Travelocity is offering its members who book before March 15 an exclusive $75 discount on all Meet Me In… bookings.
“In addition to making group travel as affordable as possible, Meet Me In…simplifies the entire travel planning process, regardless of where travelers are coming from,” said Jeff Varhol, general manager of Travelocity’s Last Minute Packages.
“Launched as an industry first on Site59 last October, we’re proud to extend this feature to Travelocity, providing our customers with the most innovative leisure travel planning product in the market.”
Additional details regarding Travelocity’s newest Meet Me In…travel technology include:
—A new search option that gives customers the choice of either a traditional one departure city search or a search that simultaneously queries for round-trip flight, hotel, and rental car availability from two departure cities - complete with package pricing upfront;
—An algorithm that sorts through thousands of possible flight combinations to present the seven best itineraries, based on price, travel time, coordinated arrival and departure times, and most importantly, time together;
—A “time together” calculation (e.g….3 days, 7 hours, 42 minutes) is shown for all seven itineraries;
—A flexible side-by-side flight comparison, that can be independently sorted based on the following priorities: price, airline, departure time, arrival time and travel time;
—A suggested price breakdown for each traveler, including taxes and fees, based on the origination cities.