Average hotel prices have fallen by 25% for the Olympic period.
Nigel Pocklington from Hotels.com, a global expert in online travel, is urging the Government to take full advantage of what is being described as Britain’s summer of fun, to generate a long-term boost for UK tourism.
Hotels.com, the world’s leading hotel booking website, has today announced the launch of its mobile app for Windows Phone 7. Launched last year, the Hotels.com mobile app has since received several million downloads. The app is also currently available for iPhone and Android devices, as well as a custom built version for the iPad which was added to the portfolio in September 2011.
In this role Jay will be responsible for overseeing the development and roll out of the Hotels.com product on a global basis including enhancements to the desktop website and the full suite of mobile touch points including apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Hotels.com currently operates over 85 local sites in more than 34 languages.
Hotels.com the market leader in online hotel booking and home to more than 20,000 hotel destinations worldwide, is lunching a new, globally unified marketing platform reflective of a global brand ethos effective February 14, 2012.
Searches on Hotels.com’s mobile app have increased by 22% this weekend compared to the same time last week as people look for late Valentine’s Day deals from their phones. Hotels.com’s mobile app saw its busiest day on Sunday 12th February where searches for Valentine’s Day stays peaked between 4pm and 10pm as travellers looked for last minute romantic getaways.
Back in 1991, the year the World Wide Web was launched, the Hotel Reservations Network (HRN) was founded as a toll-free phone service offering discounts on hotels in major U.S. cities. HRN eventually evolved into a booking website, hotels.com®, in 2002.
In Mumbai, the cost of per room for a night stay is increased by about Rs 540 to take the average cost of a room to Rs 7,800.