Travelocity Unveils iOS 7 Hotel Booking App
Key Features of "Hotel Booking with Travelocity" include Visual Layout, AirDrop Functionality
Sep 23, 2013
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 – Travelocity today announced the release of "Hotel Booking with Travelocity," a new mobile app crafted specifically for the new iOS 7 operating system.
The app, which joins the family of Travelocity iPhone apps, was recently featured at Apple’s Keynote Event in September and can be used to book hotel stays. Noteworthy features include:
A new, highly visual layout - The home screen now includes images from destinations around the world to inspire them as they dream about and plan their travel;
AirDrop functionality - AirDrop allows users to securely send reservation information to friends and family via email or text message after they book;
Easier checkout - credit card scanning technology allows app users to scan their card for faster payment.
As with the existing Travelocity iPhone apps, "Hotel Booking with Travelocity" will continue to feature Mobile Exclusive Deals, offering discounts of up to 40 percent for hotel stays booked using the mobile app, and Deals Tonight, highlighting hotel deals for users based on their current geographic location.
"Apple’s iOS 7 operating system dramatically changes the way we approached design at Travelocity," said Blake Clark, director of mobile for Travelocity. "We want to ensure we stay at the forefront of innovation by becoming one of the first travel companies to provide our customers with an app optimized for this radically different user experience. When we created this app, we started from scratch. We used Apple's platform as intended and no design detail was too small."
"Hotel Booking with Travelocity" is available for free through the Apple App Store and is optimized for the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, as well as all Apple iOS 7 devices.
Travelocity wants to inspire you to Go & Smell the Roses! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler's kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on Hotels, Flights , Vacation Packages, Cruises and Rental Cars.
About Travelocity Global
Travelocity Global is one of the world's largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; The Travelocity Partner Network; and igougo.com, a leading online travel community. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.