Vayama introduces beta version of new curated results functionality
Online travel agency to showcase travel search technology at PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit
Phoenix, Arizona, 13 November 2012 – Vayama , a leading online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel, today unveiled the beta version of its breakthrough curated results functionality at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit. As part of Vayama’s brand re-launch, curated results removes the clutter and complexity from international travel search.
Beta version of curated results
Powered by Amadeus Featured Results, a search solution developed by Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, Vayama’s curated results functionality culls flight options from more than 500 airlines worldwide at lightning-quick speed to identify the fastest, cheapest, most popular and sponsored itineraries. The beta version of curated results is now live at Vayama.com and includes 100 origin and destination combinations from five U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami.
Engine for discovery and inspiration
“In its current form, travel search can be tedious and time-consuming, but we realized there was potential for it to become an engine for discovery and inspiration” said Ted Jansen, Executive Vice President at Travix International, and head of Vayama. “What we’re showcasing today is a better way to search. Vayama’s curated results takes the heavy lifting out of searching for international flights so travelers can find the flight that’s right for them.”
Fastest way to find results
With the introduction of curated results, Vayama offers the fastest way to find relevant, bookable results. Previously, searching for a flight from New York to London on any online travel site might mean waiting up to 30 seconds for a list of hundreds and hundreds of itineraries. Now, the same search happens in a tenth of a second and produces a curated set of the best results based on a traveler’s specific queries. Travelers can immediately book their international flights from those top, curated results or continue to explore a comprehensive set of itineraries and options.
“Forward-thinking online travel companies like Vayama recognize that consumer preferences combined with developments in innovative technology will drive positive change in online travel search and shopping. That’s why Amadeus is committed to providing the innovative, flexible technology solutions and services that enable our industry customers to uniquely deliver a better, easier and more relevant online travel experience for consumers,” said Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America.
Vayama and Amadeus will do a joint presentation, featuring Vayama’s curated results functionality at the annual PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit today at 4:06 pm MST.
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