Booking.com just revolutionized on-demand travel details for Canadians with their updated Booking Now app for Android. It offers over 690,000 accommodations that Canadians can book in just two taps – all personalized to suit the individual Canadian traveler. With today’s busy lifestyle, it is sometimes impossible to plan a vacation – today we are more of a ‘quick getaway’ kind of generation and we need to find accommodations fast and easy and that is exactly what Booking Now claims it can do for you. Not only can Booking Now connect you to over 690,000 properties, but also more than 80,000 unique destinations. Just last month it was one of our top ten Booking Apps in the US.
Stuart Frisby, Principal Designer at Booking.com says, “We know there is a growing demand for instantaneous and on-the-move travel with almost half of worldwide reservations made within 48 hours being booked on a mobile device, a significant portion of these being on an Android. We aim to really empower our consumers through technology, enabling them to book accommodation that’s just right for them, no matter the screen or device. Booking Now for Android really is the ideal on-the-go solution and travel ‘buddy’ for all Android users.”
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With the likelihood of 23-percent of Canadian travelers using their smartphone to book their reservations in 2015, you can see how important it is to have an app such as Booking Now readily available. From a survey done by Booking.com in 2014, they discovered that 85-percent of Canadians liked using technology for their bookings because it made booking a spontaneous trip so much easier. This evolving traveler wants the streamlined process available for last minute trips. Last minute travel plans seem to peak during the month of August as the summer grows shorter, so this new version in Canada came out at the right time and is now available free in the Google Play Store.
What is nice about Booking Now is that it can be completely tailored to each individual’s unique travel profile. You can filter by personal preferences such as price level, Wi-Fi availability, parking requirements and even breakfast preferences. It can also recommend accommodations based on the exact street location and even generate step-by-step directions to get you there – all generated from within the app…as well as making reservations directly within the app. Truly a one-stop application for your travel needs.