Yahoo unveils new online travel service

Yahoo has launched a travel service that promises to find for users the best deals on airfare and hotels, an AFP report said.

The report said the "Yahoo Farechase" Web site differed from a travel service in that it scoured Internet Web sites to compare prices being offered online for flights or lodging.

"This is the first time a search engine for travel pricing and a search engine for travel experiences have come together in a single product," Jasper Malcolmson, director of Yahoo Travel, was quoted by AFP as saying.

Tools on the site allowed people to create itineraries, map routes and share insights gleaned from their travels, the report said.