Orbitz re-launches iPhone travel app

Orbitz re-launches iPhone travel app

Orbitz has announced a re-launch of its popular Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars for iPhone App.

The new programme includes major speed improvements, powerful sort and filtering capabilities and new mapping tools that better highlight exclusive, mobile-only hotel discounts.

The completely rebuilt Orbitz app is the only fully native, streamlined in-app search and book experience for flights, hotel rooms and car rentals.

“Mobile commerce is skyrocketing, with nearly six million consumers using mobile devices to shop for travel on Orbitz in May 2012 – more than double the number in May 2011.

“During this period of tremendous growth, consumers have consistently shown us they value two things out of mobile solutions: saving time and saving money,” said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com.

Highlights of the new and improved Orbitz app include:

  • Unrivalled speed: Search and book flights, hotels, and rental cars with one-tap access to recent searches, an intuitive calendar for selecting travel dates, auto-suggest options when entering city/airport names, powerful sorting and filtering capabilities and a single-screen booking process.
  • Easy access to exclusive mobile-only hotel discounts: The new map interface makes it even easier to find Orbitz Mobile Steals, exclusive mobile-only discounts of up to 65 per cent off tonight-only and future hotel stays in over 200 popular destinations worldwide.
  • Convenient travel tools: Sign-in with your existing Orbitz.com account to access previously stored information and travel preferences including name, credit card number, billing address, seating preferences and frequent flyer programs; get easy access to itineraries even when there’s no internet connection; add trips to iCal on your iPhone or iPod touch; and get one tap access to flight status and gate change information.