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Hotwire's mobile app arrives in the UKHotwire's mobile app arrives in the UK PR Newswire LONDON, Nov. 7, 2013 - New app brings thousands of hotel options and big savings to consumers who want to book their travel on-the-go H o t w i r e . c o m ® , a leading discount travel site, today announced its recently launched mobile app is now available for free in the UK. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, this app is aimed at helping travellers on-the- go obtain deep savings on hotel deals in over 3,000 cities and 60 countries around the globe. Released just ahead of the busy holiday travel season, the app enables consumers wherever they are to access Hotwire's entire hotel inventory and book last minute hotel rooms hassle free, in as little as 30 seconds. While the app will work on older-model operating systems and phones, it's optimally designed for the new iOS 7. "As the growth of mobile commerce continues to accelerate, along with traveller's preference to book more last minute, there's no time like the present to launch our innovative mobile app," says Henrik Kjellberg, president of the Hotwire Group. "By first launching our mobile site, we were able to gain valuable insight that has allowed us to perfect a mobile app that makes hotel booking faster and easier than ever before," says Kjellberg.

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Hotwire's mobile app arrives in the UK

PR Newswire

- New app brings thousands of hotel options and big savings to consumers who want to book their travel on-the-go

Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced its recently launched mobile app is now available for free in the UK. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, this app is aimed at helping travellers on-the-go obtain deep savings on hotel deals in over 3,000 cities and 60 countries around the globe. 

Released just ahead of the busy holiday travel season, the app enables consumers wherever they are to access Hotwire's entire hotel inventory and book last minute hotel rooms hassle free, in as little as 30 seconds.  While the app will work on older-model operating systems and phones, it's optimally designed for the new iOS 7.

"As the growth of mobile commerce continues to accelerate, along with traveller's preference to book more last minute, there's no time like the present to launch our innovative mobile app," says Henrik Kjellberg, president of the Hotwire Group. "By first launching our mobile site, we were able to gain valuable insight that has allowed us to perfect a mobile app that makes hotel booking faster and easier than ever before," says Kjellberg.

Based on information learned from the company's mobile site where more than 80 percent of hotel purchases were made within one day of check-in, Hotwire designed its interactive app to cater to the last minute traveller, putting keen importance on ease, speed of bookings and savings.  

How the app works:

  • When a user opens the app, a one-of-a-kind interactive map pops up that quickly identifies the user's current location and displays available hotels in the user's surrounding area (along with information about the hotels' pricing, star ratings and noted customer feedback)
  • If the user is interested in finding a hotel in a different location, all they have to do is enter their desired destination, select a check in/out date, the number of rooms they would like as well as the number of guests in their party
  • Users can also view available hotel options in list form by simply tapping the "list" function on the app
  • Once a user selects their preferred deal, the app then displays the hotel's amenities, sample brands related to selected star rating category and the total price of their desired reservation
  • To finalise, the user simply hits "continue" and enters their booking information (name, address, credit card, etc.) They then automatically receive a confirmation notice with the exact name and address of their booked hotel.

For an even faster experience, users can also sign into Hotwire.com and store all of their booking and payment information so they don't have to enter it every time they book. Signed in members may also store and track their trips in the My Trips section of the app.

The Hotwire app is available for free download beginning today from the UK and Ireland app stores at www.apple.com/uk/itunes/download/.

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For more information, please contact:
Atomic PR for Hotwire
hotwireuk@atomicpr.com
0207-025-7545

About Hotwire

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site that helps holidaymakers book hotel rooms at significant savings you can't find on many other travel sites. Launched in the U.S. in 2000 and in the U.K. and Ireland in 2011, Hotwire's partnerships with hotels worldwide offers holidaymakers deeply discounted hotel rooms that would typically go unsold. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognised Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row." Hotwire, Inc. is an operating company within the Expedia, Inc. Group.

For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com/. Hotwire, Inc.  operates sites in 13 countries worldwide: www.hotwire.com, www.hotwire.com/uk, www.hotwire.com/ie, www.hotwire.com/au, www.hotwire.com/nz, www.hotwire.com/se, www.hotwire.com/no and www.hotwire.com/dk.

Hotwire, Hotwire.com and the Hotwire logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Hotwire, Inc. All rights reserved. CST# 2053390-40.  NST: 20003-0209.