Priceline Expands Its Booking Platform to Include More Than 80,000 Travel Excursions

To celebrate, the company will give away $500 worth of travel experiences every week of October.

Courtesy of Priceline
Courtesy of Priceline
Courtesy of Priceline

Priceline, the travel agency with the William Shatner commercials, announced Wednesday that it will expand its flight booking platform to include ticketed activities and excursions.

With Priceline Experiences, prospective travellers can plan their entire vacation in one connected place. Now the platform can help with much more than booking airfare or renting a car. Priceline can also take care of securing hotel accommodations and making sure your vacation schedule stays stacked with a list of local activities.

“We not only want to help travellers reach their destinations, but also to enjoy their time there to the fullest…so we built a product to help them do just that,” Brett Keller, CEO of Priceline, said in a statement.

The new program provides prospective travellers with a way to discover and book more than 80,000 activities in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The long list of activities is varied and includes US-based experiences like zip lining at Niagara Falls or taking a doughnut tour of Nashville. On the international front, you have the opportunity to take a Thai cooking class in Phuket, cut the line at the Eiffel Tower, or get a behind-the-scenes tour of England’s Wembley Stadium.

To celebrate the launch, Priceline is hosting an Instagram sweepstakes. The company plans to give away $500 worth of travel experiences every week throughout October.

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Jeremy Porr is a News Writer at Thrillist. Follow Jeremy on Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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