Cape Town – Cheapflights.co.za is celebrating World Emoji Day (July 17, 2016) by launching the world’s first emoji flight search function, enabling mobile users to insert emojis instead of words for their flight origin and destination as they begin their search.
The release follows the launch last month of Cheapflights Chat – a Facebook Messenger bot configured to provide flight, hotel and weather-related results upon query, which has already seen more than 4 947 interactions.
Commenting, Samantha Otter, Cheapflights’ Marketing Director said: “We want to make travel search as intuitive as possible, and delivering this new functionality furthers our brand promise to make search smart and simple.
“With World Emoji Day upon us, it felt like the ideal time to press the button on a function with which our team has had a lot of fun in the last few weeks. We hope our users do now as well.”