Instead of searching by specific dates or city pairs, a consumer can input a wide range of destinations and travel periods—say, Europe, from August through November—and instantly get back results showing the lowest fares for dozens of different gateways and trip durations. For example, a test search a week for departures this fall turned up a $543 round-trip fare from New York to Dublin for an eight-day trip leaving November 3; for Asia, the best deal was a $581 New York to Hong Kong round trip from October 14 to 22. Using an interactive-map feature, a user can compare cities and dates, it also shows hotel accommodations, which can be sorted by price, location, number of stars, and other filters. The site doesn’t yet have booking capability, so after clicking on a fare, travelers are directed to CheapOair or Priceline to clinch the deal; specific airlines and flight times aren’t shown in the initial search. Get the full story at Condé Nast Traveler