New Android app to keep ebookers up to speed with mobile shift

By Travolution
By Travolution
February 21, 2014 10:20 AM GMT

A new native mobile app for Android devices has been launched by ebookers.com.

The OTA claims the app is the first from an online travel agent in Europe to allow customers to book flights, hotels and car hire on one app and on the move.

Ebookers is offering exclusive mobile deals of up to 65% off hotels via the app, which also allows access to booking details and flight status information.

The agent said it was developed as predictions suggest more than one billion Android-powered devices will he bought in 2014, an increase of 23% from 2013.

Ebookers' iOS app for Apple users first became available in April last year and has driven a two fold increase in mobile hotel bookings, the firm said.

Rob Define, ebookers vice president, international product strategy and mobile, said: “The demand for accessibility and ease to search and book travel is growing exponentially.

“Travel bookings on mobile devices are over three times where they were a year ago and in December we had periods where over 50% of our hotel bookings were made on mobile devices.

“We know the mobile booking trend will continue and ebookers will be a leading force when developing easy-to-use mobile solutions – we’re confident that our ebookers Travel apps for Android and iOS do just that.”

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