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Skyscanner wins Favourite Travel App award at Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2018

Another accolade for Skyscanner! Skyscanner took home the Favourite Travel App award at the Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Travel Awards 2018 held recently in New Delhi. The eighth edition of the awards saw industry leaders, influencers and recognized names from both the travel and tourism sector as well as government bodies in attendance. Over what is a two-month long process, readers vote for the best in the travel industry in categories that span hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines and more. Quite a feather in the cap this is, considering that winners are voted for by Condé Nast Traveller’s discerning and well-travelled readers.

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Let us take you through some of Skyscanner’s top features – the ones that helped place the Skyscanner App on the awards podium!

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The whimsical Everywhere Search Tool

Using the Everywhere Search Tool is like bouncing ideas off an eager travel agent. This tool attempts to send you for a trip – any trip – even when you don’t know where you are headed. In simpler words, it displays all available options in the hope of inspiring you to choose one.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple actually. All you have to do is enter your departure airport and type ‘Everywhere’ instead of a specific destination airport. Once you enter the date and the number of passengers, hit the ‘Search’ button and you will be presented with a huge menu of possible destinations to choose from. If your travel plans are flexible, you don’t need to key in a specific date – just pick between ‘Whole Month’ or ‘Whole Year’ for the cheapest travel dates.

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Skyscanner’s clever Price Alert Tool

Skyscanner’s Price Alert Tool is a user favourite. This one allows you to stalk – read track – the price of your chosen flight in real time and notifies you each time the price fluctuates. It’s free and you also get to choose how you wish to be notified! No wonder it’s a favourite.

How does it work?

Once you have run a search on the Skyscanner App, all that is left to do is tap the bell on the top right corner of the search results page. Your price alert has been set! You can choose how you wish to be notified – select from a message or email. You can also set as many price alerts as you wish, and they will all be free.

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Kaushal Pilikuli, Market Growth Lead for Skyscanner India receiving the award at the ceremony in Delhi, India

The super-efficient Multi City Search Tool

This one is a beauty. Consider this – you have a multiple destination trip in the near future and ticketing is due. Wouldn’t you just love for your booking app to offer one of those tools where one simple search allows you to book multiple flights to all the destinations on your itinerary? Well, Skyscanner just read your mind and simplified your complicated city hopping tour!

How does it work?

Select ‘Multi-city’ on the top left of the search panel. Now go ahead and enter up to six legs of your multiple destination journey. Select departure airports, destinations and dates from convenient drop-down menus. Enter the number of passengers as well as the travel class of your choice. You are now ready to hit the ‘Search’ button. Voila! Here appears a page with lots of options for the various flight routes entered by you. Use the filters on the left hand side to specify and fine tune preferences and choices like departure times, airlines and airports among others. Looking for details? Click on the ‘Select’ button in each box. When you are satisfied, finalise your flight by clicking on the ‘Select’ button on the right hand side of the search results box.

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Now that you know all about Skyscanner’s award winning app features, get online and plan your trip now! You can book your flightshotels or rent a car with Skyscanner today. You can do all of these on our mobile apps too.