When booking a hotel, almost three-quarters of travelers look to a hotel’s Web site and mobile application to make a decision, according to a recent report from Magnani Caruso Dutton.
Travel and hospitality
Hotels.com has made mobile booking faster and easier with an update for its iPhone and iPad applications.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has seen a surge in mobile this past quarter with mobile bookings growing five times faster than Web bookings did ten years ago.
Travel-related businesses Expedia, Orbitz and others are at the forefront of leveraging Big Data to create next-generation mobile experiences as they look to drive more bookings from smartphone and tablet users.
HotelTonight is trying to tap into mobile gaming to drive consumers towards its mobile application by offering credit for new downloads.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has released its first iPad booking application, featuring a three-dimensional design that takes a new approach to searching and booking flights.
With widespread agreement over mobile’s significant benefits for public transportation, the news that New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority will not adopt mobile until the end of the decade begs the question: Why is it taking so long for public transportation systems to mobilize?
Warwick International Hotels is expanding its mobile presence with a new iOS application for last-minute bookings.
Omni Hotels & Resorts is making a hard push into mobile loyalty for 2014 by incorporating Google Wallet and Apple’s Passbook as ways for consumers to digitally store their membership cards.
The percentage of airlines that accept mobile payments has grown significantly in the past year and is only expected to grow more as consumers depend on their tablets and smartphones to buy airfare tickets, according to a new report from WorldPay.