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Hotels.com Announces Milestone 25 Million Mobile App Downloads Grows award-winning suite of apps with launch of new Kindle Fire App

DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotels.com® has announced that its suite of mobile apps have been downloaded more than 25 million times globally. In addition, the hotel experts today launch a new app specifically for Kindle Fire. Users can download the app here and share where they plan to travel via #HotelsMobile on Twitter at @hotelsdotcom.

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The new app enables customers using a Kindle Fire to easily and quickly search and book hotel accommodations, as well as check reservations, read customer reviews and search for exclusive mobile-only deals, all while on the go. The app also allows Hotels.com customers to access their Welcome Rewards® account and store payment information.

The Kindle Fire launch is the latest in a series of innovations from the Hotels.com mobile team. Mobile app development has long been a priority for Hotels.com, as travelers are eager to have access to accommodation information right at their fingertips. Customers can now find the Hotels.com app across all of their mobile devices, including iOS for iPhone and iPad, Android and Windows Phone, as well as more broadly through several development partnerships with Samsung and Ford.

"We don't believe in a one-size-fits-all product design and user experience, and this launch demonstrates that," said Steven Quach, online marketing director for Hotels.com.  "Our customers stretch across all mobile device platforms, so we recognize that consumers with different product needs and hardware preference deserve an optimized experience."

"Kindle's mix of corporate and personal tablet users coincides nicely with our diverse customer base and we're excited to now have dedicated designs for the top three tablet share leaders and operating systems," continued Quach.  "From here the plan is to implement a truly adaptive core architecture so that our customers get the best experience regardless of device, screen size, OS, native app or tablet web."

The Hotels.com apps offer customers access to more than 240,000 hotels worldwide in more than 25,000 destinations, more than 20,000 last minute deals, more than 7 million verified guest reviews and last-minute hotels rooms close to their location.

Press contacts:
Michaela Barnes – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1548
Email: Michaela.Barnes@finnpartners.com
@FinnTravel

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
@TravelwithTLC

About Hotels.com®
Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through the Expedia, Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with more than 240,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading loyalty program Welcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free* night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 90,000 hotels. Under its Best Price Guarantee†, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travelers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded at www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data available at www.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hotels.comUS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com, LP is part of the Expedia, Inc. group, the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands. 

Hotels.com, Finding You the Perfect Place and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2013 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50

*Your free night is good at any Welcome Rewards eligible property. The maximum value of your free night is the average daily rate of your ten (10) nights. Your free night does not include taxes and fees.

† Best Price Guarantee on hotel bookings. If you find a lower price on exactly the same stay elsewhere, we'll match it or let you cancel your booking without a penalty.  Terms and conditions apply.

SOURCE Hotels.com



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