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Cheapflights launches search via facebook app

Cheapflights launches search via facebook app, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has added a new spin to its Facebook page - literally. Using the new Travel Inspiration application, Cheapflights Facebook users in the UK, US and Canada can spin the globe to spark their travel imaginations.

Modelled on the successful Be Inspired tab on the Cheapflights websites, the new Facebook application combines a playful interface with travel inspiration, asking users to simply click on the flag of their home country and select their departure point.

From there, they have the option to add details such as budget, continent, trip type – such as beaches, adventure, or family - and/or a timeframe, from the next 30 days, to two or three months.

The app does the rest, delivering a destination suggestion and specific flight deals for the trip:

“We are striving to put the fun back into travel and travel planning,” said Chris Cuddy, chief executive of Cheapflights Media.

“There’s a vast world of travel opportunities and sometimes all that’s missing is a spark of inspiration.

“Because our app is tied to real deals, we not only whet users’ appetites for new places, but give them the concrete pricing and availability they need to book a great adventure.

“This app is also the perfect fit for the latest wave of budget-driven travellers – those willing to be adventurous, try new things and go further than they’ve gone before to make the most of their holiday budget. Our app opens their eyes to new choices and affordable alternatives,” added Cuddy.

To celebrate the launch, each spin of the globe brings a chance to be entered into a Golden Pin sweepstake.

If a user finds a Golden Pin and shares it with two friends - and they too find a Golden Pin while using the new Facebook application, they all win a chance to enter a weekly cash prize for a limited period.