Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones

X

Expedia.com who has upset Australian travel retailers because they don’t charge fees like Australian operators, is launching a free app allowing travelers to book hotel rooms from their Phone and iPod touch mobile devices.

Expedia Hotels uses GPS to find available hotels, within walking distance of the traveler. Expedia Hotels is the first app introduced by Expedia since the company acquired mobile travel apps company Mobiata in November.

The phone initative, is the first in a series of mobile services that the company will roll out in 2011. Bellevue-based Expedia already offers mobile booking of flights, cars, and activities.

The Expedia Hotels app should be available in a few weeks from the Apple App Store.

Local operators got upset earlier this month by launching a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign attacking them for “extortionate” fees it says are annoying consumers.

Expedia axed online booking fees about 18 months ago and is using the campaign, including 30-second television spots, to highlight charges levied by its online and “bricks and mortar” competitors.

It says research commissioned last year found that website fees angered consumers and that three-quarters of 1100 Australian and New Zealanders surveyed said they should not be charged.

2231 NEXUS 4SQM Digital Banner Ads Leaderboard 728x90 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
DCS 8300LHV2 728x90 smarthouse 1 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
728x90 5 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
ARL0335 Arlo Pro 4 Banner 728x90 FA scaled Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
LG HE FN Series Banners 4SQM LB 728x90 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
Incase LeaderBoard 728x90 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
PAN1992 MWO Banners LB 728x90px V2 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
Uniden PRO 728 x 90 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
728x90 7 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones
en us WD MyPassportSSD WEB BNR 728x90 Final Sustain V2 Expedia Takes Travel Booking To Mobile Phones


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE