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New Travelocity iPhone App Uses Credit Card Scan Technology

New Travelocity iPhone App Uses Credit Card Scan Technology

Travelocity’s newest iPhone app for US-based travellers, Hotel Deals by lastminute.com, has been launched and is available for free download on the Apple App Store.

The app follows the heritage of lastminute.com, Travelocity’s sister company in Europe, and concentrates on travellers who are truly booking at the last minute. It lets them book tonight, tomorrow or the next day for up to seven nights, giving travellers instant access to 3-star to 5-star hotels with discounts up to 55%.

Travelocity App

“Hotel Deals by lastminute.com is perfect for the leisure traveller looking for a deal for an impromptu weekend getaway or the road warrior who gets stuck late at a meeting and misses their flight,” said Jason Fulmines, Director of Mobile at Travelocity.

Hotel Deals by lastminute.com is the first travel app to implement an innovative credit card scan tool that uses the iPhone’s camera to capture and auto-fill the billing information fields to save on-the-go travellers the hassle of tapping in numbers on a small screen.

The app offers discounted rooms from major chain hotels and independent properties that are designated 3-star and higher, and features Travelocity Top Secret Hotel deals, which offer consumers even lower rates by not naming the exact hotel until the booking is complete.

Additional features of the Hotel Deals by lastminute.com app include:

  • Single page checkout with auto-fill that inserts and remembers the traveller’s name, address, and email info
  • An interactive map to see top-rated hotels located nearby and/or local points of interest
  • Filters that allow travellers to search for the best hotel based on price, distance, customer ratings or hotel star rating
  • The ability to view upcoming and previously booked trips in the ‘MyTrips’ tab
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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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