Skyscanner tries metasearch for package holidays again
Around 14 package holiday providers are included in Distribute’s platform. It is expected the package holiday search tools will be extended to Skyscanner’s other country sites in due course.
The last attempt to include package holiday search on Skyscanner ran from January 2008 to May 2009. Skyscanner says the latest version is “more flexible in design”.
The reasonably short-lived idea to provide holiday search was powered by Affiliate Future.
By amazing coincidence, two of Distribute Travel’s executive team – Giles Parnwell and Nic Costa – were at Affiliate Future during some of the partnership with Skyscanner, with Parnwell then heading the company’s travel division.
Kevin May is a senior editor and one of the co-founders at Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and will be publishing his first book - a biography about electronic band, Depeche Mode - soon.