Amazon has launched Destinations, a part of Amazon Local that lets you book hotel stays. 150 properties in the Northeast, southern California and the Pacific Northwest are currently offering rooms at their published rate or package discounts, reports the Wall Street Journal. A spokesperson says that the idea is to entice locals who are looking for quick getaways, with rates on par with Expedia or Booking.com.
- Amazon Launches Hotel Booking Business With Local Getaways In Mind | Consumerist
- Amazon’s New Travel Service Enters Lucrative Online Travel Market | Wall Street Journal [paywall]