Bing Travel is a free travel app for Windows 8 from Microsoft. If you are planning to travel somewhere around the world, then this app is very useful for you. You can plan your trip by booking hotels and flights directly through the app or make last minute booking decisions after comparing prices from multiple sources. The app helps you turn your travel inspiration into reality, by providing destination guides, expert reviews, Slide-shows, 360 degree panoramas, and much more right on your desktop.
You can explore different destinations of the world with in-depth coverage and maps of thousands of destinations. You will get an inspiring view of the world’s most scenic places with 360-degree panoramas, slideshows, and videos. Pin your destination on start screen and get travel news about that destination on the Live Tile. You can even add any destination to favorites.
Search and book your favorite hotel and flight. Get flight schedule and flight status directly through the app. You can even pin your flight schedule to Windows 8 start screen to get status on Live Tile.
Bing travel partners brings the best coverage, no matter where you want to roam. The partners of this app are: Kayak, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Michelin, Tripadvisor, and Frommer’s.
Key Features Of Bing Travel App For Windows 8:
- Simple interface and hence very easy to use.
- Search for destinations around the world.
- Provide 360-degree panoramas, slideshows, and videos of every destination.
- In-depth coverage of every destination by authoritative partners: Kayak, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Michelin, Tripadvisor, and Frommer’s.
- Pin your favorite destination on the Windows 8 start screen.
- Get flight schedules and status directly on the Live Tile.
Different Options available In Bing Travel App For Windows 8:
You can get free Bing Travel app from Windows store by clicking on the link given at the end of this review.
After launching the app, you will find a destination with details nearby your location. You will find different articles about the same destination written by top travel magazines and brands like Millionaire travel on a budget, Reuters, etc. You will also see different options like: Tools and Tasks to search flights and hotels, Trip Ideas, Travel News, Favorites, Local Destinations, World, and many more.
Right click anywhere on the home screen to get different options: Home, Destination, Flights, Hotels, and Find On Web.
Destinations lets you search for places on the basis of regions: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, etc.
Book Hotels in Bing Travel App for Windows 8:
You can also book for hotels by clicking on Hotels option. Enter details like your city, Check-In Date, Check-Out Date, Number of Guests and Rooms, and then click on Search Hotel button. You will get a list of hotels which can further be filtered by price, ratings, hotel class, etc. Find and book the best hotel for you. The rates are provided by Kayak while ratings and reviews are provided by Tripadvisor.
You can check for different flights by clicking on the Flights option. Search for Round trip or one-way, the choice is yours. Enter details like From, To, Class, Number Of Passengers, etc. then click on Search Flights button. You will get a list of flights which can further be filtered on the basis of price, Departure Time, class, etc. You can also check schedule and status of flights.
Overview of Your Destination:
On the top of the screen you will find a search button. Click on that and type your destination in the search box. You will get different details and options for your destination like: Overview about the place, Currency, Weather, Find Flights, Find Hotels, Photos, Traveller Photos, 360-degree Panoramas, Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants, Background, Nearby Destinations, Add To Favorites, and Pin to start.
Scroll right to find more options.
Special Features Of Bing Travel App For Windows 8:
360-degree panoramas: You can view the different panoramas of your destination in 360-degrees. You can also check photos, traveler photos, and videos of your destination.
Pin to start: It lets you pin your favorite destination on Windows 8 start screen. You can also Pin flight status on the home screen.
Add To Favorites: You can also add your destination to favorite, check it under favorite section on the home screen of the app.
Attractions, Hotels, and Restaurants: The app provides many attraction places with maps of your destination. You can also check hotels and restaurants of that place. You can directly book for any hotel as well. The data is provided by Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Michelin, Tripadvisor, and Frommer’s.
Bing Travel is one of the best apps for getting travel ideas. The 360-degree panoramas, pin to start option, hotel, and flight booking makes the app more interesting. The interface of the app is cleanly designed so that you can access it with ease. I personally find this app to be useful and you should also try it.