travelmatch.co.uk: Mobile Travel Searches Skyrocket in 2011By Travelmatch, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011
LONDON, May 10, 2011 - Recent data from Google has shown an increase in the number of mobile
travel searches; travelmatch.co.uk says this trend will make booking holidays
through the internet even easier.
Data from internet giant Google has shown that the use of smart phones
for online travel searches has increased significantly in 2011. Online travel
specialists Travelmatch expect this trend to make the world of online travel
even more accessible. The company looks forward to thousands of customers
booking flights to resorts like Sunny Beach (
www.travelmatch.co.uk/holidays/sunny-beach-holidays.html) in Bulgaria
from their smart phones.
In 2010, Google found that 6% of all mobile queries submitted to its
search engine pertained to travel; this figure has skyrocketed to 20% in
2011. This has been aided by the growth of smart phone use, which last year
increased by 169% in the UK. travelmatch.co.uk concludes that these strong
figures from Google represent the start of a trend which will see more and
more smart phone (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone) users booking
their holidays on the go.
Alex Francis of Travelmatch (www.travelmatch.co.uk/) comments: "In
recent months we have seen a significant increase in the number of people
visiting our website from their smart phones. These figures from Google
certainly reinforce this as they show a huge surge in the use of mobiles for
searches across the industry."
Francis continues: "We expect this trend to change the way many arrange
their holidays. Booking from your PC or office computer is certainly easy,
yet people often make travel plans with their friends in social settings such
as cafes. With smart phones it is now possible to do research and make
bookings in these places. Over the past few years online travel has
revolutionised the way people organise their trips - the increased use of
mobile phones for travel related searches should make this process even
easier, as now you can plan your trip to a great spot like Riu Helios
hotel in Sunny Beach, no matter where you are.
Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding
round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.
Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer Travelmatch, press at Travelmatch.co.uk Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830
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