Trivago, a leading global accommodation search platform, today announced the US and UK launch of trivago Weekend, a brand-new way for users to discover weekend getaways close to home.
Weekend, which provides curated content to help travellers find great deals on accommodation and experiences on and near their doorstep, is now available to travellers in the UK and UK.
Weekend highlights close-to-home adventures and experiences in direct response to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
The product taps into the need for experiential, memory-making trips coveted by modern travellers.
The launch in the US and UK has been timed to make the most of lockdown restrictions easing across the country and the reported uptake in domestic breaks this summer.
Trivago users in the US and UK will be able to click onto Weekend via the homepage and set a search radius of 100-200 miles from their location, with the results showing both deals on accommodations and recommendations of attractions and things to do in the destination area.
The platform can be searched by location, dates for travel and number of rooms/guests, so that travellers can tailor the perfect getaway to their needs.
The search results give accommodation options, with suggestions of nearby attractions and points of interest for inspiration and planning.
The product is expected to be rolled out to select markets throughout the year.
The launch follows trivago’s acquisition of weekend.com in January. The company has since integrated weekend.com’s content, focused on inspirational weekend getaway packages, into its own platform.