WorldMate upgrades its itinerary management app with hotel booking suggestions


Last week, WorldMate, a maker of itinerary-management apps, debuted a major upgrade to its free and paid apps for iPhone and Android. Key new features include automatic suggestions of hotels a user may want to book when he or she hasn’t yet added a hotel reservation to their itinerary. WorldMate  now suggests hotel stays that may be appropriate. Hotel suggestions will be cued on the user’s dates of travel and hotel booking history. For instance, the app might suggest the user return to a hotel he or she has been to before. In cases when a user adds a hotel booking to their itinerary that has been reserved through another company, WorldMate will analyze the rate paid for the room and make a “counter-offer” for similar hotels that might be cheaper or a better value. The startup draws its inventory from Expedia. WorldMate  was founded in Israel as MobiMate to help travelers manage their itineraries, deliver real time alerts, present local content, and book hotels and car rentals.          Read More

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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