Before you plan a trip, talking to friends and loved ones is a surefire way to get ideas and feedback. What if they’re coming along? What if they have cool tips? What if they can help you decide quickly on good deals?
Today, sharing travel deals with friends just got a whole lot easier with Hipmunk’s bot, Hello Hipmunk™, for Facebook Messenger Chat Extensions.
You can access Hipmunk’s bot within any conversation (direct or group) on Messenger and task it to dig for upcoming travel deals from a nifty smart menu in the Messenger toolbar. Once the friendly bot returns a travel deal you’re interested in, you can share those deals directly with your chat.
Travelers looking for even more travel planning help can also talk to Hello Hipmunk directly to book flights and hotels. Simply search for “Hipmunk” in Messenger, start chatting with the travel assistant bot 1:1. The bot can provide flight and accommodation requests for specific dates, or respond to less specific requests, such as “Show me the best flights from JFK to San Diego.”
As one of Messenger’s original bot partners, we’re excited to take advantage of the new Chat Extensions for Messenger. Together, we’ve taken the next step in crafting the future of travel planning.
Want to check it out? Here’s how: