Travel revamps their Website to incorporate multiple Travel Features
March 6th, 2006
completed surveys and found that 3 out of 4 consumers in the United
States will visit multiple websites when planning their travel and
vacation. Microsoft revamps their MSN Travel Web site at
travel.msn.com to help meet the needs of the consumers when planning
their travel. Currently you can see their beta version that they
are working on that will offer a complete travel solution for
survey found that most of the consumers valued websites the most
when they were research/guides of activities and things to do.
Booking a flight on an airplane and comparing hotel rates were
second most helpful. Consumers found that travel and news related
articles to be the third most helpful in planning their trip using
The survey of
1,844 people in the survey that actually went on a vacation more
than three-quarters said they spent on average less than $2,000 on
MSN has partnered
with the following companies to make their website more of a one
stop location for planning travel vacations. MSN will have over
78,000 pages of content to supply necessary information for the
They have a
partnership with The Associated Press that will provide news related
travel articles along with features each week.
Kindersley Publishing is providing content from their Eyewitness Top
10 Travel Guides.
Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, and TripAdvisor.com will offer bookings for
hotels, and airlines.
provide content for 3,500 destination guides who include information
on restaurants, shopping and activities. Frommer’s are the best
selling travel guide series in North America.
ShermansTravel.com will provide articles on popular travel locations
like Las Vegas. They also will provide top 10 lists.
Travel + Leisure
magazine will provide content each month. They will offer “The
World’s Best Hotels” and “Where to Go Next: Paris” and Hidden
will provide the content for over 3 million user ratings and reviews
for hotels, resorts, inns, dining and attractions.
“People who work
hard all year to earn their vacation time shouldn’t have to spend
time visiting multiple sites to assemble the pieces of their dream
getaway,” said John Nicol, general manager of MSN. “The new MSN
Travel builds upon our extensive partnerships with many of the
world’s largest and most trusted leisure-travel industry advisers to
create a more relevant, personalized and convenient trip-planning
experience for consumers.”
content and services into one site location will make it easier for
people to book a vacation all in one location. You will be able to
research where you want to travel, be able to book your airplane
flight and find hotel and activities.
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