To help consumers seeking travel advice from the comfort of their own home, Skype has introduced a partnership with airfare search engine Skyscanner by offering a chat travel bot that is able to help consumers set up travel plans via the Skype messaging interface. The bot is designed to help search for flights, find cost-effective bookings and aid in planning all via an on-going message thread.
The collaborative partnership between Skype and Skyscanner makes it incredibly easy for consumers to learn more about travel information and look into queries quickly thanks to a travel bot that is available 24 hours a day. The bot responds immediately and uses artificial intelligence to take vague questions, dates or locations and provide comprehensive searches. The Skyscanner bot helps cut down on search times and offers real-time results and bookings.