Undoubtedly Ryanair has revolutionised the way that we travel – and now the lowcost airline has its sights set on where we stay once we get to our destination.
Yes, Ryanair Rooms is set to launch on October 1, meaning that from the moment you leave home, your entire trip can be looked after by the Dublin-based company.
It currently has a partnership deal with booking.com, but – in a distinct nod to the AirBnB influence – Ryanair Rooms will allow customers to directly books the likes of hotels, villas, and homestays as well as hotels and B&Bs.
And the emphasis of the new service will – naturally enough – be on low-costs.
“We’re going to transform booking accommodation,” Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer told The Telegraph.
“More and more customers are looking to Ryanair for products other than flights, and we see this as a natural progression towards Ryanair.com becoming the Amazon of air travel.”
It is furthermore rumoured that the company will gradually roll out holiday packages too (much as Virgin Atlantic does already) – offering the likes of all-inclusive breaks away to beach resorts.
Passengers can already book car hire, transfers and city excursions through the Ryanair website.