Instead of toggling between calendars and flight results, we’ve made finding flights that fit in your schedule, and finding the hotel closest to your meetings, a seamless process.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Today, the travel search site Hipmunk launched the ability for users to integrate their Google Calendar events and meetings into both flight and hotel search results. Hipmunk will now show users any meetings that conflict with a flight search result, and event locations plotted on the map alongside hotels. This allows users to find flights that fit into their unique schedules and hotels with the best location relative to a user’s meetings.
“The Internet has made thousands of things easier—everything from searching for travel to keeping your calendar—but, no site has made it easy to do both at the same time,” said Adam Goldstein Hipmunk CEO. ”Instead of toggling between calendars and flight results, we’ve made finding flights that fit in your schedule, and finding the hotel closest to your meetings, a seamless process.”
Flight Search Integration Features:
- Events and meetings overlie flight results with translucent vertical stripes displaying any flight and meeting conflicts;
- A “No conflicts” button allows user to hide conflicting flights;
- A drop-down menu lets users select which calendars and events should appear in flight results.
Hotel Search Integration Features:
- Meetings with location information marked on map show users which hotels are nearest to which events;
- Pins denote the meetings and are numbered in order of occurrence, and correspond to a text list of event details;
- Drop down menu lets users select which events and meetings are displayed on map;
- Users can sort Hotels by proximity to an individual event.
The new calendar features will also be ideal for those managing multiple family or colleague calendars and travel plans. A user can easily schedule travel that fits within multiple schedules by hiding and showing specific calendars.
In order to incorporate individual calendars, users need to create an account with Hipmunk and enable calendar sharing through Google. Creating a Hipmunk account also lets users save contact information and airline preferences. Hipmunk supports instant log-in with Google or Facebook Connect.
For a step-by-step guide to creating an account and setting up Google Calendar integration, please visit the Hipmunk blog.
Hipmunk is a remarkable new travel search site that takes the pain out of travel planning. With its innovative “Agony” and “Ecstasy” sorts, Hipmunk presents flight results in a visual ”timeline” and hotel results on a map, allowing people to select the best flight for them at a glance and view where in a destination they will be staying. Hipmunk is one of Budget Travel’s “Top 10 Most Useful Websites,” Inc.’s “Best Booking Website,” TIME Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites,” and Travel + Leisure’s “Best Websites of 2011.” Co-founders Adam Goldstein and Steve Huffman were named to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s “Top Tech Entrepreneurs” and Inc.’s “30 Under 30” lists. The company launched in 2010, is based in San Francisco, and has funding from Ignition Partners, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Webb Investment Network, Quest Hospitality Ventures, and several angel investors. For more information and to book your next flight or hotel, please visit Hipmunk.com.
Jacqueline Tanzella, Hipmunk