Bing round-up: Hotel booking and new mobile features

We’ve had a busy week over at Bing. Here are some of the new things you can check out on Bing today.

Hotel booking on Bing goes international in 22 countries and 14 languages
Bing, in partnership with TripAdvisor, has brought hotel booking to for people in 22 countries. Whether you are in Germany, Japan, or India, getting a place to stay should be one thing you can quickly check off your to-do list this holiday season, and Bing’s here to help.

Start by searching for a hotel on Bing. In this case, let’s take a look at the Westin Melbourne. On the Snapshot region of the search page, you’ll see more information about the hotel, as well as the ability to select your dates and get rates on TripAdvisor.

Hotel booking on Bing

Hotel booking is available for people in the United States (in English and Spanish), Great Britain, Canada (in French and English), Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Italy, India, Russia, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Hong Kong.

Mobile improvements
This week, Bing has released a slew of improvements to the way that mobile search results show up. This is the first in a set of mobile optimizations you’ll be seeing over the next few weeks. Here’s some of what you can expect to see today, along with the old experience for comparison:

Extra facts + URL breadcrumb
extra fact before extra fact after

Deep site links
deep site links before deep site links after

time stamps before time stamps after

File types for non-HTML pages
non html before non html after


– The Bing Team

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