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Travelocity taps into mobile market

Travelocity has unveiled a new mobile service that allows travelers to conveniently access travel information from anywhere using a cell phone or other Web-enabled mobile device. It can be accessed at
Using the enhanced mobile service, travelers can view their current itineraries, book ground transportation and hotels, and receive up-to-the-minute information about flight status and security point wait times. Other useful travel tools provided by the service include:
? Access to a currency converter calculator ?? City guide and destination information ?? Local weather reports
“As the technology for hand-held devices has advanced, more and more people have traded in their traditional cell phones for gadgets such as smart phones and PDAs,” said Jeffrey Glueck, chief marketing officer for Travelocity. “Whether it’s changing a flight or adding a rental car to their booking, gives travelers options for managing their trip while they’re on-the-go.”
The new service will be powered by New York-based Usablenet, Inc. Usablenet first offered mobile services to travelers in 2006, and in only 18 months, Usablenet’s scale and speed has driven the company to a leadership position in the mobile travel arena. Several top airline and hotel brands, as well as Amtrak, use Usablenet. On an average day, tens of thousands of travelers connect via Usablenet to manage their trip via their mobile device.
The launch of the upgrades mobile service furthers Travelocity’s ongoing commitment to being the customer’s champion - before, during and after their trip.