Amazon reportedly planning travel service

November 26, 2014 – 7:41 am | by Ahmed
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In this world we no longer abide by the contemporary travelling regulations. Everything has evolved on this platform as technology has been creeping right in and in time traveling would become a whole new phenomenon and you are someone who likes to travel a lot then this might be quite encouraging for you. Travelers are soon going to be able to get a hand on their luggage as well as make hotel reservations with nothing more than a single visit to Amazon. Thanks to the Seattle based company it has been working towards taking travelling to a whole new level.

This new travel service is going to be a direct competitor to the likes of Expedia Priceline, Orbitz and others as noted on a report by Skift. Some hoteliers, who have been asked to join hands in this new service, have revealed that Amazon is looking forward to launch the travel marketplace around New Year’s Day. Initially, only a curated list of hotels will be featured which will be “within a few hours’ drive” of San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Los Angeles but the service still doesn’t cater to those who need to book other travel services such as airline tickets. However, this is only for the time being and more services are expected to be included later on.

Amazon reportedly planning travel service

 

Comparatively smaller and independent hotels are hugely going to benefit from this travel service since they don’t have huge and expensive marketing budgets such as those of Marriott or Hyatt.

Through this service, Amazon is going to create some space for these independent hotels and Amazon itself is going to benefit greatly as it would have a way to drive its large customer base to spaces that wouldn’t ordinarily get large amounts of interest. 15 percent commission would be charged on the pre-paid bookings by Amazon and rooms will be offered to the customers at the standard rate though the hotels are free to offer discounts.

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