Expedia.ca Introduces Expedia Hotels for iPad and Android Tablets

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Expedia.ca Introduces Expedia Hotels for iPad and Android Tablets

Popular Expedia Canada hotel booking app now customized for tablets,

giving travellers a simple and elegant way to research and book hotels with four quick taps

Toronto, December 8, 2011– Expedia.ca, the country’s leading online travel provider, today announced a major update to its popular Expedia® Hotels app for the iPhone and Android OS, which adds full support for iPad and Android tablets.  Since launching in spring 2011 on iPhone and Android, Expedia Hotels has become one of the world’s most popular hotel booking apps. The Expedia Hotels mobile app has been downloaded almost two million times and has been the #1 free travel app in more than 40 countries on the iTunes App Store.

The tablet-optimized launch comes at a time when travellers prefer to bring their tablet on trips, rather than a laptop. For those on the road or in their living room, Expedia Hotels helps customers quickly pinpoint, research and book more than 130,000 hotels, via intuitive design, lush graphics, gorgeous high-resolution photos and a beautifully tactile booking experience. The best part is the entire booking process – from start to finish – requires only four taps, though consumers may be tempted to linger, given Expedia Hotels’ mix of elegant design and crisp efficiency.

In more than half of the booking scenarios on the iPhone, customers book hotels for the same night. With Expedia Hotels, they can instantly find available hotels within walking distance, and can search and narrow via price, distance or review rating.

“One pillar of our Expedia Everywhere strategy aims to delight the Earth’s travellers with a sleek, simple, gorgeously designed experience beyond what is possible on desktop computers,” said Sean Shannon, Managing Director, Expedia Canada. “There is no device better suited for enjoying your Expedia experience than a tablet. Travel is intrinsically a mobile experience, so as more consumers use mobile devices, Expedia.ca will become like a personalized travel assistant that is always with you wherever, whenever, and however you want to discover, plan, book, or enjoy travel. If you want the perfect room at the right price, without delay, Expedia Hotels for iPad or Android really delivers.”

Expedia Hotels is available for free on the iTunes App Storeand Android Market.

Key features include:

  • Real-time availability of more than 130,000 hotels worldwide
  • Gorgeous hi-res hotel photos
  • One-tap ability to compare multiple hotel details and locations
  • Secure booking in four taps
  • Ability to see all available hotel rooms & suites in vicinity, via GPS, through an interactive map layout
  • Filter by price, distance, hotel name, and traveller rating
  • Access to the Expedia library of more than four million individual traveller reviews
  • Amenities, directions and detailed descriptions for every hotel
  • User information is automatically saved to simplify future bookings
  • Localized for 16 languages worldwide including:
  • Chinese – Simplified
  • Chinese – Traditional (Hong Kong)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (UK)
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian/Bahasa (Indonesia)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay/Bahasa (Malaysia)
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish   
  • Swedish 

About Expedia.ca

Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, Expedia.ca. To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia, Inc. provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, carand hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insuranceand traveller-authored content. Expedia.ca customers are supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.

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