Hotwire.com has announced its recently launched mobile app is now available for free in the UK.
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, this app is aimed at helping travellers on-the-go obtain deep savings on hotel deals in over 3,000 cities and 60 countries around the globe.
Released just ahead of the busy holiday travel season, the app enables consumers wherever they are to access Hotwire’s entire hotel inventory and book last minute hotel rooms hassle free, in as little as 30 seconds.
While the app will work on older-model operating systems and phones, it’s optimally designed for the new iOS7.
“As the growth of mobile commerce continues to accelerate, along with traveller’s preference to book more last minute, there’s no time like the present to launch our innovative mobile app,” said Henrik Kjellberg, president, Hotwire Group.
“By first launching our mobile site, we were able to gain valuable insight that has allowed us to perfect a mobile app that makes hotel booking faster and easier than ever before.”
How It Works
Based on information learned from the company’s mobile site where more than 80 percent of hotel purchases were made within one day of check-in, Hotwire designed its interactive app to cater to the last minute traveller, putting keen importance on ease, speed of bookings and savings.
When a user opens the app, a one-of-a-kind interactive map pops up that quickly identifies the user’s current location and displays available hotels in the user’s surrounding area.
If the user is interested in finding a hotel in a different location, all they have to do is enter their desired destination, select a check in/out date, the number of rooms they would like as well as the number of guests in their party.
Users can also view available hotel options in list form by simply tapping the “list” function on the app.
Once a user selects their preferred deal, the app then displays the hotel’s amenities, sample brands related to selected star rating category and the total price of their desired reservation.
To finalise, the user simply hits “continue” and enters their booking information (name, address, credit card, etc.).
They then automatically receive a confirmation notice with the exact name and address of their booked hotel.
For an even faster experience, users can also sign into Hotwire.com and store all of their booking and payment information so they don’t have to enter it every time they book.
Signed in members may also store and track their trips in the My Trips section of the app.