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Expedia And Amazon Alexa Debut Travel Updates 'Skill' Feature

Travelers Today       By    Naj Gulanes

Updated: Dec 01, 2016 03:48 AM EST

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The Expedia skill for Amazon Alexa is a voice-activated way to easily manage the details of your next trip. Let Alexa keep track of everything: flight info, hotel reservations, car rental—all your travel arrangements just a question away via Amazon’s innovative Echo speaker technology.
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Ever dreamt of having an online virtual assistant to help you manage your travels? You are in luck! Expedia has recently announced an amazing update that works well for all Alexa-enabled devices.

The new travel skill update allows consumers to interact with their Amazon Alexa compatible devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Fire TV. Travelers can receive real-time updates about their flights and hotel using a voice-activated personal assistant. The travel skill feature gives travelers the ability to manage details such as car rentals, flight updates, access hotel bookings and even find out their loyalty points balance using only your voice.

"Expedia remains committed to investing in voice recognition and natural language processing technologies to gain a deeper understanding of the unique nuances associated with the rapidly evolving field of voice-centered interactions," said Expedia Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP of Technology, Tony Donohoe"We are striving to generate effective user feedback with Expedia content on new emerging platforms and to give our customers even more ways to get real-time travel updates using whatever device they choose," he added.

With using a voice search, consumers can now look for their current flights and hotels details. This is a great tool for people who are looking for a hands-free booking experience. The Expedia Amazon Alexa is free to enable. To enable Expedia any Alexa-supported gadgets, you need to go to the 'Skills' section and look for the app and then click 'enable' the skill. After this, you just link to your Expedia account. It is that easy. You can enable it here.

Once the skill is enabled on the device, you can voice interact with Expedia using simple commands and questions such as "find a car rental service in Paris" or "check my current flight booking." This voice search provides a hassle-free way to retrieve any details about your upcoming trip and other travel needs. However, according to Skrift, airline and hotel booking is not available yet; but they are now working on it.

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