10 November 2021, Virtual
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Amazon is closing its hotel-booking service after just six months in operation.
The company confirmed that Amazon Destinations has ended effective of last week.
The notice on Amazon said: Effective October 13, Amazon Destinations stopped selling reservations on travel.amazon.com and the Amazon Local app.”
Amazon said existing reservations will still be valid and honoured by the booked hotel.
Amazon Destinations launched with 150 hotels focusing on properties in ‘adventure travel’ areas of North America and was expected to expand to try and take a share of the market dominated by Expedia, Priceline and Airbnb.
In July, Internet search giant Google launched a travel booking facility, by beta testing a tool that allows people to book hotels without leaving Google's platform.
The programme, in partnership with Sabre, currently offers travellers a small selection of hotels in North America.