Farecast Launches Hotels Search

    August 29, 2007

Travel search site Farecast has launched the beta version of its hotels search.

 Farecast Hotels features Hotel Rate Key, a pricing comparison tool that allows users to see if they are receiving a good value on their hotel. The feature flags hotels as a deal or not a deal.

"Where should I stay? Am I getting a good deal? These are important questions when shopping for a hotel," said Hugh Crean, Farecast’s president and chief executive officer.

"No other travel search site offers expert advice and information to help you make the right tradeoffs and smarter hotel purchase decisions."

The initial beta version will use historical rates and offer Hotel Rate Keys for more than 5,000 hotels in 30 major cities in the U.S. for up to 90 days in the future. The Hotel Rate Key compares individual hotel’s current rates to its past rates for the same travel dates and other travel dates on the same days of the week.

Along with the Hotel Rate Key, Farecast users can shop 80,000 hotels in cities around the globe. Farecast Hotels provides an interface with tools to help users find the hotel they are looking for. Features include searching current hotel rates and detailed information on the hotel properties. Mapping property locations in your destination using Microsoft Virtual Earth and filtering to narrow search results, sort by listings or identify hotels close to an address, or point of interest.