Groupon is a good resource to turn to for people who love to buy or experience new things but hate paying full price. The service offers discounts on everything ranging from refurbished electronics to entrees for two at the local bar. It also does vacations, and now Groupon has released a separate Android app that's dedicated entirely to getting away.
Sporting a fresh and modern interface, Getaways by Groupon can help users snag affordable trips to far off places. It will toss up discounts for tourist destinations all over the world, with some packages also including travel. The app can display how money is being saved, how many people have purchased the package, and how much time remains until the deal ends. Read More
Orbitz.com, one of the top online travel/booking resources around, has just released a new app – Hotels by Orbitz, meant to help users find, book, and enjoy hotels in thousands of destinations world-wide, whether you need a room tonight, or want to book a future stay.
The app, which has a somewhat slick – though not strictly holo – interface, not only lets users search for and book hotels, but also provides access to Orbitz Mobile Steals – "exclusive mobile-only discounts of up to 50%." The app also allows you to find hotels based on your current location, and sort search results, like with Orbitz's online interface, by best value, lowest price, or by distance. Read More
Hyatt Corporation, looking to make customers' hotel experience just that much easier, released an official Hyatt app to Google's Play Store recently. The app allows users to find Hyatt hotels across the globe, viewing details about each location, booking, managing reservations, and more, all from their Android-powered device.
Besides a full suite of booking and check-in functions, Hyatt's new app gives users access to weather, maps, and turn-by-turn navigation to their Hyatt destination. The app also allows Hyatt Gold Passport members to access account details and track points.
Overall, Hyatt's official Android app seems to be just what the doctor ordered for those who prefer booking with the popular hotel operator, and is definitely worth picking up. Read More
Airbnb, a popular community offering unique accommodations to travelers around the world (despite some recent controversy), released its official Android App today, making finding a place to stay on the go easier than ever.
The app allows users to check into venues in over 19,000 cities in 190+ countries using their credit card at the click of a button. Users can also view photos, get directions, manage itineraries, and message potential hosts.
Besides offering services to those looking for a place to stay, Airbnb's app allows property owners to list their accommodations quickly and easily. Once a user's venue is listed, the owner can upload photos, keep track of guests, and confirm reservation requests, making Airbnb an extremely versatile app for both travelers and hosts. Read More
There are a variety of apps in the Market designed to help those who travel a lot get the best deal on hotels, air fair, round-trips, and more. Now Travelocity joins those ranks, so all the gnome-loving fanatics out there can rejoice while booking their next trip.
Travelocity covers the gamut of travel needs - all the deals that you're used to getting from the website can now be accessed on the go through the official app on-the-go. You can easily find and book a hotel, score a cheap flight and, once you make your way to your destination, use Travelocity to find restaurants, events, and even see what's happening with the night life. Read More