Booking.com has announced the launch of the Booking Now app for Apple Watch.
Booking Now, which draws from Booking.com’s selection of over 625,000 properties in more than 75,000 destinations, is the first and only travel app to enable users to book a stay directly from their Watch, and in just one touch.
Through the use of Apple’s new pressure sensitive ‘force touch’ technology, spontaneous travellers are now able to choose and book the nearest relevant hotel in one simple gesture.
Through the app, travellers can also instantly manage key aspects of their reservation with the new ‘glances’ feature of Apple Watch via a simple swipe.
Other features include the ability for spontaneous travellers to save the location of their chosen property, as well as turn-by-turn navigation to direct them quickly to the accommodation.
Travellers will never forget their hotel room number again as the watch will save this for the duration of their stay.
It also allows them to rate their overall check-in experience.
“At Booking.com, we’re dedicated to empowering travellers to simply search and book an accommodation that’s just right for them, no matter which screen or device.
“Bringing Booking Now to Apple Watch is the next chapter in our relentless commitment to innovation.
“By integrating cutting- edge technologies we are able to streamline the booking process even further which allows users to secure the right accommodation with ultimate ease,” said Stuart Frisby, principal designer at Booking.com.
He continued: “’The Booking Now app for Apple Watch is designed to meet today’s growing preference for on-demand and instantaneous travel while offering a simple and tailored experience on arguably the most personal computer ever made.”
Booking Now for Apple Watch is designed to sit alongside the existing Booking Now iPhone app.
The mobile app provides travellers with on-the-go solutions to effortlessly and instantly make a reservation at the nearest property that matches their personal preferences with no hidden fees and a seamless “pay when you stay” model.