New documents from internet search giant Google have revealed consumers have been switching to mobile devices for their last minute holiday searches. Some 41 per cent of all searches for aviation tickets were completed on mobile devices during the week of July 9th, while 33 per cent of those looking for hotels choose this method.
Technology continues to permeate the travel industry at a faster rate than ever, with the online space, social media, self-service options and mobile technologies dictating the way that travellers are choosing to book their holidays. Breaking Travel News sits down with Vipul Doshi‚ Chief Executive Officer‚ InterGlobe Technologies to find out whether the travel industry is fully embracing new technologies and to discuss future travel technology trends.
Orbitz today unveiled a faster, more powerful version of its mobile website http://m.orbitz.com that makes it easy for travelers to search for and book hotel rooms, airline tickets and car rentals from any web-enabled mobile phone.
Reflecting Marriott International’s increasing focus on global markets, the company is now offering its mobile app for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices in Chinese, Spanish, German and French. First introduced in English three months ago, the app has already been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
Venere.com has announced the launch of its brand new free mobile site created by leading technology platform Usablenet. The site – optimised for the most common mobile devices - can be accessed either by typing www.venere.com on any mobile device or simply by typing explicitly m.venere.com.