Dreaming about the beach, the mountains, or your favorite shopping spot? That only means one thing—it’s time to make summer travel plans with Bing Travel. This year, we’ve decided to join the astounding 93% of you (according to a recent Bing survey) who are open to trying something new and shake up our summer travel plans by going off the beaten path.
Interested in trying a new vacation spot? Jamaica is currently the most searched beach destination for 2013, so if you want to join us in checking Bob Marley’s birthplace off of your travel bucket list, we have all the tools to not only get you there, but save you time and money as well.
Now it’s time to book a flight. Bing’s Price Predictorprovides five possible recommendations when looking at flights, ranging from “Buy Now” or “Wait,” including a confidence level and expected price increase or decrease over the next seven days. Why spend more today when you know you can save tomorrow?
In need of a new place to stay? The Hotel Rate Indicatoranalyzes historical rate data from thousands of hotels to help determine whether the current price is a good deal, or not a deal at all. Need some further verification? Through Bing’s social sidebar, your trusted social networks can further help you make informed decisions based off your friends’ reviews.
What about navigating the terrain once you arrive? The Bing Weather App for Windows Phone helps travelers prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts, while the Translator Apphelps you feel like a local wherever you may be with instant translations in 42 languages. Just hover your phone’s camera over the words you want translated and text will appear over the image so you know what to order or which direction you’re going.
And what and where are people searching for in 2013? Check out the top searches for domestic airlines, beach and European destinations below. Whether it be the beaches of Jamaica, the cultural heritage of Istanbul, or visiting your family in another city, Bing has you covered before you even leave the ground.
Please join us tomorrow, May 22 from 12-1 pm PST for our #BingIt with travel expert and founder of Vagabondish, Mike Richard, for additional tips on how to make the most out of this summer travel season.
Most searched domestic airlines
1. Southwest Airlines
2. United Airlines
3. American Airlines
4. Delta Airlines
5. Alaska Airlines
Most searched beach destinations
2. Myrtle Beach
3. Puerto Rico
4. San Diego
7. Virginia Beach
Most searched European destinations
-The Bing Team