Boosts Mobile Strategy With Two New Smart Phone Applications

Monday, May 9, 2011

LONDON, May 10, 2011 -, the world's leading hotel booking website, has launched two
new smart phone applications for iPhone and Android.

These allow users to search and book more than 20,000 last minute deals
from over 135,000 hotels around the world.

Available in more than 30 languages, the apps allow users to sort and
filter hotels, browse two million user reviews plus find last minute hotel
deals close to their location.

Users can book as a guest or create a account from inside the
app. The 'sign in once' feature remembers the email and password, so the user
doesn't have to.

Even without a data connection, all past and future bookings can be
accessed and the apps support WelcomeRewards, the unique loyalty
programme that offers 1 free night for every 10 nights stayed.

For those who prefer to talk to a hotel expert by phone, the
customer service centre can be accessed by one click.

Scott Booker, SVP eCommerce for, said: "This is one of many
enhancements we are making in the mobile space. We aim to deliver an
unsurpassed hotel booking service for our mobile customers and these apps
will make it even simpler for our customers, and ensure they find the right
hotel quickly and easily."


As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets, offers more than 135,000 quality hotels, B&Bs and serviced
apartments worldwide. If a customer can find the same deal for less on a
prepaid hotel, will match it. benefits from one of the
largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates
for its customers, plus there are 2m reviews from users who have actually
stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed choice when
booking. has recently launched its Welcome Rewards customer
loyalty programme in the UK, where customers can earn a free night for every
ten nights stayed (subject to Welcome Rewards terms and conditions as set out
at won the Gold Award for best hotel booking site
in Webuser magazine in February 2009. Travellers can book online or by
contacting one of the multilingual call centres on 0871-200-0171.

For more information, please contact: Lizann Peppard, v-lpeppard at +44-(0)20-7019-2265; Alison Couper, acouper at,+44-(0)20-7019-2360

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