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Ready for take-off: 3 new platform features!

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TRVL News Ready for take-off: 3 new platform features!

There's not one, not two, but THREE platform updates for you this week!

Michaela Immar
Michaela Immar

Maps have been added to hotel pages, pricing for hotels and activities have been updated so that they refresh to give you the best 'live' prices, and you can now book one-way flights on the platform. Read on to find out a bit more about these new features, visualize them by checking out some screenshots or, better yet, log in to your account and try them out for yourselves.

To make searching for hotels easier, we’ve added maps to the hotel's details page. If you want to see on a map where your hotel is located, click on the hotel in your hotel search results. Then, you can either click the “Map” tab at the top (underneath the hotel name) or scroll down to the map below the room options. On this map, you can zoom in, zoom out and move around. So, no more wondering about where exactly your dream hotel is situated!

2) Price refresh

When you search for a hotel or an activity, the price that you see is 'live.' This means that prices are subject to change over time, which is normal in the travel industry. As a result of this update, if you open an old trip that you had made (but not booked) previously, the prices displayed for hotels and activities will refresh when you reopen it. As the prices are updating, you will see a small, blue, spinning circle next to the price. Once the prices have updated, a blue message will appear saying “All prices have been updated!” (see screenshot below). You will see this happening as you make a trip. Currently this only works for hotels and activities, but we are working on implementing this feature for flight prices as well.

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Prices for hotels and activities now refresh in real-time, and the box 'All prices have been updated' tells you when this has been done. Photo by James Hiam

James Hiam

James Hiam

Prices for hotels and activities now refresh in real-time, and the box 'All prices have been updated' tells you when this has been done.

3) One-way flights

While we're on the subject, we've added the option of booking one-way flights – something that many of you have requested over the last few weeks. To find a one-way flight, simply begin a flight search and tick the box “one-way flight,” which is located on the left side of the search screen below “Return date.” One-way flights will be displayed in the results. With this new feature, you can customize your trips to your heart’s desire.

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Photo by James Hiam / Alamy

James Hiam

James Hiam

Agency
Alamy

New features and updates are being worked on as you read this very post, so check in with us again next week!

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