Facebook has never provided you with a view of your friends grouped by city, so it’s likely that this is the first time people have ever seen a view like this. It’s certainly the first time they’ve ever seen it with with real, bookable flights associated.
Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Adioso, the world’s first travel search engine to enable flight search with complete flexibility, announced their newest feature: Fly to Your Friends.
Fly to Your Friends allows users to select any number of Facebook friends they’d like to travel to visit. Adioso’s world-first flight-deal-detection technology continually examines millions of fares over hundreds of days to surface the best possible flights to visit your friends at any time.
The best deals that fit within the user’s budget and time preferences are then delivered to the user via email alert. The feature allows Adioso users to submit highly specific searches for flights to their friends, for example:
“Chicago to my friends in USA any weekend for under $500”
“San Francisco to my friends in Asia in July for 10 to 15 days”
“London to my friends in Australia anytime for about a week”
Results from the initial trial of the feature have been extremely promising. Explaining this, Adioso’s CTO Fenn Bailey said: “Facebook has never provided you with a view of your friends grouped by city, so it’s likely that this is the first time people have ever seen a view like this. It’s certainly the first time they’ve ever seen it with with real, bookable flights associated.”
“Our research has found that the vast majority of people want to travel more often; they just need a service that makes it easier to find affordable flights to the people and things they love. By giving you an instant view of real, bookable flights to visit their friends and loved ones, and then alerting you whenever the airlines are offering a great deals, we’re dramatically simplifying the process of finding and booking leisure travel. We are also helping our airline and OTA partners connect their inventory with interested customers. ”
This feature is the first of many ground-breaking innovations to be offered by Adioso, thanks to its world-first flexible flight search infrastructure. This capability positions Adioso at the forefront of travel search technology globally, and enables it to offer a series of disruptive innovations in coming months.
About Adioso: Adioso is a Silicon Valley backed travel search startup, with staff primarily based in Australia and the USA. It was founded in 2008 by Tom Howard and Fenn Bailey in Melbourne Australia, and was part of the Winter 2009 Y Combinator class. It has received funding from prominent investors from Silicon Valley and the travel technology sector. In 2013, Azim Barodawala joined as the company’s CEO. Prior to joining Adioso, Azim had been a Travel and Tourism consultant for Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta, GA, and had also served as Head of Strategy at leading Asia-Pacific low-fares airline Jetstar.