Head’s up: ‘Ryanair Rooms’ and all-inclusive holidays are in the works

Head’s up: ‘Ryanair Rooms’ and all-inclusive holidays are in the works

TORONTO — Budget accommodations aren’t what they used to be, with many hotel chains operating affordable sister brands and companies like Airbnb throwing their hat into the mix. And now, Ryanair has become the latest player to delve into the highly competitive market of affordable lodging.

According to The Telegraph, the budget airline has announced plans to launch an accommodation service, which includes low-cost ‘Ryanair Rooms’ in destinations it flies to. Launching on Oct. 1, the service will include hotels, hostels, villas, homestays and B&Bs, all of which will be available at low rates and bookable through Ryanair.com.

The airline currently offers accommodation via Booking.com, but that partnership will come to an end on Sept. 30.

“We’re going to transform booking accommodation. 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,” said Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Even more surprising is the possibility of ‘Ryanair Holidays.’ Travelmole reports that the airline has plans to launch a collection of all-inclusive, low-cast breaks that combine all of its travel product offerings, including car hire, accommodation, events, tours and excursions.