Hotelicopter Launches…Premiere Hotel Search Engine

April 09, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Charlottesville, VA Thursday, April 9th, 2009 hotelicopter, the new hotel search engine, launched its free site today to help travelers find the right hotel at the best available price. With a single click, hotelicopter searches 30 travel sites in real-time, aggregating hotel room rates, availability, photos and video to instantly reveal where to find the best hotel deals.

"The typical traveler visits 7 or 8 sites before booking a hotel, because experience shows they cannot consistently rely on one site to offer the best prices or availability for every hotel, trip, or travel date," said hotelicopter's Co-founder and CEO Adam Healey. "By contrast, hotelicopter's comparison pricing model gives travelers confidence they're getting the best possible deal without all that time-consuming research like having your own personal travel assistant."

With access to more than 65 travel partners and 150,000 hotels, hotelicopter offers the largest inventory of hotel information available anywhere online. After finding which travel site has the lowest available rate, hotelicopter takes travelers directly to that site's checkout page to complete their transaction.

hotelicopter lets travelers book directly with hotels by partnering with hotel chains and independent hotels directly via its Hotelier Suite extranet. hotelicopter also partners with specialty travel sites to find hidden gems, including boutique luxury hotels, vacation resorts, bed and breakfasts, and budget accommodations not available on other sites.

hotelicopter is the first major travel site to integrate Facebook Connect. Users can create a personal account on hotelicopter and link to their Facebook profile by simply entering their Facebook credentials. This allows the search engine to provide social media features so travelers can leverage their own social networks for hotel recommendations and travel deals.

hotelicopter features a powerful location filter that lets users narrow down their search by neighborhood or city block instantaneously. Its price, category, and amenity filters work in real-time to make selecting the perfect hotel easy. The site also offers a simple comparison feature that helps travelers whittle down their options right from the search results page.

hotelicopter also integrates hotel ratings, reviews, photos and videos from many partners for each hotel, eliminating the need for travelers to visit multiple sites in the hotel research process. The search engine has partnered with some of the most respected names in the travel industry.

About hotelicopter
hotelicopter is a hotel search engine. We help you decide where to stay for your next trip, and where you can book it for the best available price. hotelicopter searches rates and availability from 30 leading travel sites and over 150,000 hotels worldwide. Founded in 2006, hotelicopter is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.hotelicopter.com.