LONDON, 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.
Offered in more than 30 languages, the app allows users to search and
book 140,000 hotels around the world. They can choose from 20,000 last
minute deals, browse over 2.5 million user reviews and find last-minute
bookings close to their location.
The booking flow is intuitive and has also been built to allow the
keyboard to remain 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
also 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 really
enjoy using it. We have developed a truly innovative search experience
which takes advantage of all the great usability functionality that
Apple offers combined with our expertise to enable users to find the
right hotel quickly and easily.
"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 a guest or create a Hotels.com account which can then
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
*does not include taxes and fees
As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets,
Hotels.com offers 140,000 quality hotels, B&Bs and serviced
apartments worldwide Hotels.com benefits from one of the largest hotel
contracting teams in the industry, negotiating the best rates for its
customers, plus there are more than 2.5m reviews from users who have
actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed
choice when booking. Travellers can book online or by contacting one of
the multilingual call centres.
For further information:
Lizann Peppard, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44-20-7019-2165; Alison Couper, email@example.com, +44-20-7019-2360