CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the popularity of its powerful suite of mobile travel planning services, Orbitz.com (http://www.orbitz.com) today announced the launch of the Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone, a native application that gives customers an intuitive search-and-book experience designed specifically for iPhone and offers travelers powerful comparison tools, secure booking in just three taps and Orbitz Mobile Steals – exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up to 50% off hotel stays in popular cities worldwide.(1)
The Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotels-by-orbitz-for-iphone/id494394928?ls=1&mt=8 and takes full advantage of iPhone's unique capabilities, providing a streamlined, fast and friendly interface for travelers to find, compare and book hotels.
"Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone allows customers to book a hotel in just three taps and is a must have app for travelers on the go," said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com. "Since we know that 65 percent of hotel reservations made through Orbitz mobile channels are for same-day stays , we designed the app so that when it is launched, it immediately shows available rates for same-day check-in at nearby hotels. As an additional benefit, the Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone also gives customers access to Orbitz Mobile Steals, which offer exclusive, deeply discounted mobile-only rates offering savings of up to 50% on hotels around the world."
Orbitz Suite of Mobile Products and Services
Orbitz mobile products and services – nominated in three categories in EyeforTravel's Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards – save customers time and money with intuitive search-and-book features and exclusive mobile-only deals. The Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone is the latest in a set of industry-leading mobile offerings that deliver powerful travel products and tools that customers on-the-go need, when they need it. The Orbitz suite of mobile travel planning services includes:
- NEW Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone: A hotel-only booking app which incorporates the iPhones locator capabilities and takes the user directly to available hotels for booking in three taps
- Orbitz App for iPhone and Orbitz App for Android: Access your itinerary and search and book flights, hotels and cars in a flash – all from a single app.
- Orbitz Hotels App for iPad: Whether on the couch or on the go, enjoy a quick and easy way to search for and book hotels.
- Orbitz mobile website: The fast and powerful Orbitz mobile website http://m.orbitz.com makes it easy for travelers to search for and book hotel rooms, vacation packages, airline tickets and car rentals – as well as access itineraries – from any web-enabled mobile phone.
- Orbitz Mobile Steals: Exclusive hotel deals of up to 50% off in the world's most popular destinations. Mobile Steals are available across the full suite of Orbitz mobile products.
Orbitz mobile products deliver the same value that customers have come to expect when booking on Orbitz, including:
- Automatic Price Assurance refunds: If another Orbitz customer books the same flight or prepaid hotel room for less, Orbitz will send a check for the difference automatically
- Enhanced Low Price Guarantee: Orbitz customers who find their same prepaid hotel room for a lower price online can receive a refund for the difference and a $50 discount on a future hotel booking
- No Orbitz fees on hotel cancellations or changes
- Orbitz Care Alerts: During travel, keep informed of any flight cancellations, delays, or gate changes via email, text message, or voice alerts sent to your mobile device and, optionally, up to 6 other people of your choice.
To view images of the new Hotels by Orbitz app for iPhone, visit: http://pressroom.orbitz.com/index.php?s=28115.
(1) To find Orbitz Mobile Steals, simply do a hotel search and look for the results that have a special promotion icon.
Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book an array of travel products and services, including hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Since launching its Web site in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including the Orbitz Matrix Display and Orbitz Price Assurance. The Matrix Display revolutionized the way the travel industry displayed fares and makes it quick and easy for consumers to compare flights, rental cars and vacation packages. The Price Assurance program gives travelers confidence that they have the lowest Orbitz price on their flight or hotel. With Price Assurance, if another Orbitz customer books the same flight or prepaid hotel for less, we'll send you a check for the difference -- automatically. Orbitz.com also offers "Insider Steals" a weekly, members-only flash sale that provides exclusive deals of 50% or more off of handpicked hotels in top destinations around the world. On Orbitz.com consumers can search a broad range of suppliers worldwide. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide. Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and the Orbitz Travel Blog.