Travel search and price comparison site Skyscanner has just been upgraded with a “holiday search” function, adding deals from Thomas Cook, Airtours and others. It offers total itineraries from these providers, rather than just flights. From today, it can tap into 35 million holidays. Trips can be searched by destination, duration and the type of trip and then compared by price, star rating and so on.
There’s a lot of competition in this space: Skyscanner is up against some very big and established players, including Kayak.co.uk. But it’s an attractive site with a pretty UI, and don’t forget that a lot of the competition, such as FlySpy, is US-based and US-centric. But Skyscanner, like Dealchecker’s holiday section, is focussed on Europe.