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Expedia Mobile Takes Flight: New App Update Combines Simplicity of Mobile With Robust Flight and Hotel Booking Intelligence
200 Airlines, 140,000+ Hotel Properties Accessible via Seamless, Simple Interface; Mobile-Only Hotel Deals up to 60% Off
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 19, 2012 08:28 PM
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Instant flight sorting of more than 200+ airlines. Beautiful, intuitive interface. More than 140 thousand hotel properties. Crisp, gorgeous destination imagery. Mobile-only deals of up to 60% off. Say hello to the new features to be found in "Expedia," the newly updated mobile app launched today by the world's leading online travel agency. Travelers are afforded the information about flight and hotel availability (as well as cancellation messaging) that they expect to see when booking on Expedia's desktop site. The Expedia app, which previously featured only hotels, is now available in the United States on iPhone and Android platforms.
"Travelers have millions of different flight options and the Expedia app update is the first to marry the simplicity travelers expect from mobile with the underlying intelligence and comprehensive choices they've come to expect from Expedia," said John Kim, Senior Vice President, Global Product, Expedia. "The Expedia app puts all of that technology and big data -- and the confidence it brings -- in the palm of your hands with a casual simplicity that masks the underlying e-commerce power behind it."
The newly updated Expedia mobile app features the following improvements:
Expedia has continued to make mobile a key part of its growth strategy. The Expedia hotels app was downloaded approximately 5 million times in 220 different countries and territories, and 10% of Expedia customers today are engaging in mobile.
The app is free. iPhone and Android users can download the app at www.expedia.com/app.
Expedia, Expedia.com and the Airplane logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. © 2012 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50
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