Expedia Adds Beautiful, Simple Itinerary with Live Data to Award-Winning
Expedia Shares New Download Numbers, Passes 11 Million Downloads Milestone on
Eve of Mobile Itineraries Launch
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 29, 2013
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com®, the world's
leading online travel company, today announced the addition of a set of
robust, visual mobile itineraries capabilities to its award-winning Expedia
mobile app. Because the itinerary is connected to the traveler's Expedia
itinerary, the mobile app gives the traveler up-to-date info in their hands at
every stage of travel using a set of rich visual cues. Using location
awareness and time zone updates, the app surfaces the most relevant part of
the itinerary and related information like airport maps, flight status,
confirmation codes and addresses at the moment the traveler is most likely to
need that piece of information. The addition of mobile itineraries neatly
complements the features that have made the free Expedia app one of the top
apps in travel: flight booking from more than 200 airlines, selection of more
than 140,000 hotel properties and mobile-only deals.
"Unlike other itinerary applications, we've built what travelers really want.
We are giving them live access to the most up-to-date travel data and wrapped
it in a beautiful experience. We're launching our itinerary in 30 countries
and 16 languages; on Android and iOS; for both phones and tablets around the
world simultaneously. This is our biggest mobile launch ever," said John Kim,
Senior Vice President, Global Products, Expedia.
The Expedia app's Mobile Itineraries feature delivers the following benefits:
oThe most real-time data; the app updates information automatically.
oFree flight status updates (competitors tend to require premium upgrades
to access this feature).
oItinerary sharing via email and SMS.
oLogin-free itinerary access using email and itinerary number.
oOne-touch access to Expedia customer service.
oItinerary information for all bookings made on desktopormobile. Namely:
oFlights. Mobile Itineraries displays confirmation code, airline,
flight number, travel dates and times, gate information and flight
status. Additionally, it provides a flights map showing pins for
departure and arrival, as well as potential layover airports and
paths between them. The app also shows airport terminal maps for over
200 major airports worldwide.
oHotels. The Hotel Page shows hotel address, contact information and a
map of where hotel is located.
oCar Rentals. Provides confirmation code, car rental company, phone
number for national 800 number, local phone number and the pickup and
drop-off date and time.
oCruise. See the day your cruise starts, then tap your cruise to open
up your full cruise itinerary on the web.
oDestination Services. Shows the valid start date for each activity,
the date the activity expires, the number and name(s) of guests and a
link to redeemvouchers, which provides barcodes for the activity.
Expedia also announced today that the Expedia mobile app has been downloaded
over 11 million times in 228 different countries and territories including
iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet versions.
The app is free and is available for download at www.expedia.com/app.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of
travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com
(http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology
and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars,
resorts, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, services and
travel apps. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can
get the best rates available online for all types of travel. Whether you want
to relax in Turks and Caicos, scuba in St. Lucia or spring ski in Vail, we
know every trip and every traveler is unique and we want to help you Find
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