Expedia App Now Available on Apple Watch

On April 23, 2015 at 08:53 PM

Friday April 24, 2015Expedia.com.au, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites, today released the Expedia app for Apple Watch, providing a convenient new way for travellers to receive and access helpful trip information at a glance.

Expedia on Apple Watch is available in the App Store and provides a useful travel solution with notifications, glances and more to give people the facts and confidence they need for a better overall travel experience.

“Timing is everything, especially when it comes to travel,” said Jerald Singh, Head of Mobile at Expedia. “With the Expedia app for Apple Watch, we’re delivering a more personalised experience by providing the most helpful, relevant information at the right moment throughout a traveller’s journey. We know receiving information on your wrist is an incredibly intimate notion, so we’re being sensitive about ensuring any updates we share with you on the watch are both actionable and pertinent based on where you are in your trip. Our biggest goal with Apple Watch is to help travellers during their journey; if we do that well, we think they will want to come back to Expedia for their future travel needs.”

Designed for quick and easy interaction, the app delivers personalised trip data and alerts to traveller’s wrists for every stage of the journey. Key features include:

  • Notifications:Receive over 20 different types of alerts for flight status, gate changes, hotel check-in and check-out, car rental pick-up and drop-off times and more.
  • Glances: See the most relevant reservation information, like hotel check-in time, addresses and maps, at a glance. Simply swipe up on the watch face and scroll left or right to access the information you need.
  • The App:Access itineraries for upcoming trips to see detailed flight and hotel information. For flights, the app presents departure and arrival times, gate numbers and terminals. For hotels, it shows check-in and check-out times, maps, directions and phone numbers.

Expedia on Apple Watch is free and can be downloaded in the App Store in Australia, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.expedia.com.au/app.

 

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For more information, please contact Haystac:

Cecilia Koong | cecilia.koong@haystac.com.au| 02 8094 7575 | 0405 650 040

Micky Ortner | micky.ortner@haystac.com.au| 02 8094 7762 | 0413 858 733

 

About the Expedia Group

The Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of the world’s largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands, such as:

  • Expedia.com®, the world’s largest full service online travel agency with localized sites in 31 countries
  • Hotels.com®, the hotel specialist with localized sites in more than 60 countries
  • Hotwire®, a leading discount travel site that offers opaque deals in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia
  • Travelocity®, a pioneer in online travel and a leading online travel agency in the US and Canada
  • Egencia®, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company
  • eLong™, a leading mobile and online travel service provider in China
  • Venere.com™, the online hotel reservation specialist in Europe
  • trivago®, a leading online hotel metasearch company with sites in 49 countries
  • Wotif Group, a leading operator of travel brands in the Asia-Pacific region, including Wotif.com ®, lastminute.com.au®, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct®, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology
  • Expedia Local Expert®, a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in hundreds of destinations worldwide
  • Classic Vacations®, a top luxury travel specialist
  • Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, a provider of exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 180 franchise locations across North America
  • CarRentals.com, the premier car rental booking company on the web

The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market consumers through Expedia® Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world’s leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.comor follow us on Twitter @expediainc.

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