The new apps are just another way for our customers to be able to access hotel deals and information at their fingertips
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 6, 2011
Following the success of RoomSaver.com’s travel-related iPhone application, the company recently released new apps for the Android operating system and Apple iPad, as well as an enhancement update to their existing iPhone application. RoomSaver.com is a brand of Travel Media Group and a division of Dominion Enterprises.
The apps are designed to help travelers find hotel coupons and deals on the devices that get the majority of their attention. While customers are still able to print coupons from RoomSaver.com and bring in coupons from Room Saver’s printed travel guides, the GPS-enabled mobile and tablet applications will allow customers to quickly search, locate and access coupons or call hotels in the areas where they are traveling. These applications also provide travelers the opportunity to share these deals with their friends via social media platforms and email.
“Mobile browsing continues to gain exposure in the hotel industry,” explained Mark Novak, vice president/general manager of Travel Media Group, “and it is important that travelers have a method to search for the best hotel deals available. Launching applications on both Apple’s iOS and the Android platform allows us to get our hoteliers’ message in front of an ever-growing demographic. We will continue forging a new path to marketing the best hotel deals whether pc or mobile based.”
Both the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone apps can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store and require users to be operating iOS 3.2 or later. The Android app can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace and requires users to be operating Android 2.1 and up. All apps are free of charge and have features that allow users to view discount hotel coupons and recent searches and also save their favorites. An interactive map can zoom in and out and assist in pinpointing the exact location of hotels.
“The new apps are just another way for our customers to be able to access hotel deals and information at their fingertips,” explained Patrick O'Brien, business development manager with Travel Media Group. “While some enjoy searching the Room Saver guide and cutting coupons, we know that the mobile and tablet apps will benefit our travelers who are always on the go. The introduction of these apps is a fun and useful way to help our customers plan their trips.”
On March 9, Dr. Bernd Fauser, head of global travel top accounts for Google, revealed at their Future of Travel session that 10% of all Google search for travel is now conducted on mobile devices. From these mobile searches, 70% of mobile hotel bookings are for the same day. Dr. Fauser also forecasted that in 2013 we will see mobile users outweigh desktop users. As mobile search and bookings continue their dramatic increase in the travel industry, RoomSaver.com’s new applications will make it easier to accommodate these travelers’ needs.
“No matter where they are,” O’Brien said, “people are always looking to get the best deal on their hotel room, and now these opportunities are easy to access from anywhere. This will make business and leisure travel that much more enjoyable and affordable for everyone.”
RoomSaver.com, created in 1999, is the online partner of the RoomSaver print guide. The website lists discounts on over 5,000 hotels in 50 states, offering the best rates on hotels throughout the country. RoomSaver.com unites the traveler and hotelier online, improving the way people research, locate and advertise hotel rooms. RoomSaver is a division of Dominion Enterprises and Travel Media Group, which also operates HotelCoupons.com.
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., with 4,900 employees nationwide, the company provides a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions, more than 40 market-leading Web sites, and 280 magazines. For more information, visit http://www.dominionenterprises.com.
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