To begin, “like” SnapTravel on Facebook, then send it a private message with your basic travel info, such as your destination, travel dates, and budget. For example, “I’m going to London from May 15 to 20, 2017.” A bot will then present a few options. Use the filter to adjust your preferences for location and star rating. A pinch and zoom map will help you find the best rates in a particular neighborhood. Do you want a room with a view, free Wi-Fi, or a hotel with a pool? Just tell the bot. The hotel rates quoted by SnapTravel are similar to what you’ll find on any of the big metasearch sites, such as Kayak, Priceline, or Expedia. That’s because SnapTravel is connected to dozens of online travel agents and can find the best possible price currently available on the market. When it quotes a rate, it will also show you the best available rate on Hotels.com for comparison. “We’re 100 percent sure that we’ve parsed it correctly,” said SnapTravel founder Hussein Fazal, the former CEO of AdParlor who created the company earlier this year with Henry Shi, a one-time engineer from Google who launched YouTube Artists Analytics. The Toronto-based company has grown quickly in a half-year and currently is seeing hundreds of bookings each month, Fazal told Travel + Leisure. Get the full story at Travel + Leisure