The Bald Hiker and @Fareologist Join #BingIt: Travelling for Less This Holiday Season

Paul Steele, author of popular travel blog, Bald Hiker, is an internationally recognized expert on the art of travel. Paul joined Twitter three years ago and has amassed an active and engaged audience who follow along as he shares his adventures in real-time. From his hikes and charity mountain climbs throughout the world, Paul is continuously sharing his personal views with like-minded adventurers as they happen.

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In other words, Paul is the perfect person to join The Bing Fareologist for a live twitter chat discussing ways to save time and money when booking holiday travel.

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You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 26 from 12-1 PM (Pacific) where you can ask Paul for advice on seeing the world for less.

To participate, all you have to do is follow @Bing and @paul_steele and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards at random to those who join in the chat.

Can’t wait until Wednesday? Start saving with Bing Travel today.

  • Price Predictor: Bing Travel analyzes analyzes billions of airfare prices observations to help predict the patterns in airline ticket prices – alerting you if the price is likely to rise or fall and giving you guidance on the right time to buy. It provides five possible recommendations, ranging from “Buy Now” or “Wait,” including a confidence level and expected price increase or decrease over the next seven days.

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  • Hotel Rate Indicator: The Hotel Rate Indicator analyzes historical rate data from thousands of hotels to help determine whether the current price is a good deal, or not a deal at all. View a city map with details for each hotel, color coded by Rate Indicator data. Rate Indicator is available for more than 59,000 hotels in major cities around the world.

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  • Meta Search: Bing shows you flight and hotel results directly from suppliers and agencies, helping you save time from doing multiple searches. Just find the trip that’s right for you and select it, then buy directly on the supplier’s site.
  • Travel Deals. Bing Travel features current flight deals for more cities around the world. When choosing origin cities, Bing Travel will show the best available deals and will even show why particular flights are considered deals. For example, flights to certain destinations may be a “record low” or “more than $150 less than the average” for a particular route. In addition, Bing will now send you great deals on flights directly to your Facebook feed for cities you’ve liked on Bing. Simply search for flights on Bing Travel, and if you “like” what you see, Bing will notify you of any flight deals from that origin city.

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– The #BingIt Team:

  • Kari Dilloo – @karidilloo
  • Ted Roduner – @roduner
  • Brad Barker – @bradcbarker
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