HotelTonight is the latest travel marketer to foray into mobile loyalty, opting to roll out a new in-application feature called HT Perks, which lets users unlock bigger discounts based on the amount they spend.
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Standard International is rolling out a new third-party mobile distribution platform that enables guests to make same-night reservations at a curated group of resorts in Los Angeles and New York, underscoring travelers’ needs for spontaneous booking windows.
CheapTickets is enticing travelers to book trips through its mobile application by enabling them to take advantage of split ticketing, a feature that lets users browse for two one-way flights during any round trip search, typically yielding better deals.
Expedia and Priceline are lending their data to mobile concierge application Mezi, which blends artificial intelligence with real people to help provide customers with travel information that drives sales.
As retailers double down on driving back-to-school sales, they are increasingly focused on leveraging mobile to influence in-store purchases, such as with push notifications containing nearby deals and by enabling users to book styling appointments on their smartphones.
Google’s recent travel updates include consumer-friendly booking tools such as hotel smart filters and enhanced flight price tracking, but threaten to overshadow airlines’ and travel providers’ own mobile platforms unless they leverage more predictive analytics and real-time inventory changes.
Booking.com is the latest brand to marry artificial intelligence with mobile, enabling its application users to receive instant booking access to a destination’s attractions and venues through a single QR code and offering personalized experiences based on previous travel preferences.
Airbnb is targeting business travelers through a partnership with American Express that integrates the mobile booking service into the financial institution’s suite of products under its corporate travel management service.
Hotwire is onboarding several new features into its mobile application to better suit consumers’ needs after identifying some of their typical travel habits, enabling users to book hotel rooms after midnight, choose a bed type when making reservations and secure one-way car rentals.
In the latest sign that Sephora is putting more stock in mobile-enabled services, users of its application can now schedule appointments at nearby locations, a move that follows the launch of a quiz on Kik about users’ in-store interests.