Hotels.com adds new iPad app to its mobile portfolio

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Hotels.com®, the world's leading hotel booking website, has launched a new specially-designed iPad application available for free download.

Available in more than 30 languages, the app allows users to search and book almost 140,000 hotels around the world. They can choose from 20,000 last minute hotel deals, browse more than 2.5 million user reviews and find last minute bookings close to their location.

The app's booking flow is intuitive and the keyboard is featured at the bottom of the screen throughout the process for ease of use. Users can flick through hotels, photos and reviews with one swipe, explore the interactive skyline with landmarks from around the world, make use of the powerful sort and filter tools and save and manage their favourite hotels.

Scott Booker, SVP eCommerce for Hotels.com, said, "I am really proud and excited by this new development and am sure our customers will enjoy using it. We developed a truly innovative search experience that combines Apple's great usability functionality with our expertise to enable users to find the right hotel with ease."

He continues, "We launched our two mobile apps in April and well over 1.5 million have already been downloaded. We expect this new app to produce a big boost to those numbers."

Users can book as guests or create a Hotels.com account which can be synchronised between the iPad, smart phone and desktop. Even without a data connection, all past and future bookings can be accessed and the app supports welcomerewards®, the unique Hotels.com loyalty programme that offers one free night for every 10 nights stayed.

The launch is supported with marketing activity in online and mobile channels. The Hotels.com iPad app can be downloaded via the following link: http://www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_ca/.

About hotels.com

Hotels.com® (also known in Canada as hotels.ca) is a leading provider of worldwide accommodations to Canadians, offering reservation services through its website at www.hotels.com and its toll-free call centre at 1-800-CA-HOTELS (1-800-224-6835). Hotels.com offers travellers the widest selection of accommodations - from traditional hotels to vacation rentals - at almost 140,000 properties in Canada, the United States, Europe, and around the world. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotels, with over 2 million customer reviews, a Price Match Guarantee,  an industry leading loyalty rewards program, welcomerewards®,  and pricing in Canadian dollars.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcomca and Twitter at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcomca. Hotels.com is a brand owned and operated by Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).

Hotels.com, welcomerewards and the hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2011 hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved.   

SOURCE Hotels.com

For further information:

Press contacts:

Lynnette Visaya/Daphna Nussbaum
energi PR  for hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 
Email: lynnette.visaya@energipr.com,
daphna.nussbaum@energipr.com 
Taylor L. Cole, APR
hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com 

 


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