Hotels feeling mobile boom

Hotels feeling mobile boom
By admin


Mobile Internet is becoming increasingly important for the accommodation sector and is now generating 17% of all hotel queries, according to Google statistics.

Australia has the second highest penetration of mobile in the world and is fastest growing, head of online travel Nikolai Pitchforth told a conference in Sydney.
Wotif.com chief executive Robbie Cooke supported the figures, saying that visits to its mobile site had grown 280%, with bookings up 250%.
The travel website will unveil its new mobile app in the coming months.
Meanwhile, HotelClub launched its mobile app last week and has already handled “a couple of percentage points” of the site’s total transactions, according to president Jeremy Bellinghausen.

Latest News

  • Destinations
  • News

APT Launches 2025 Asia Adventures

APT has launched its Asia Adventures for 2025, including new luxury holidays in India, Sri Lanka and Japan. Five new tours lead guests to the highlights of India, including a seven-night cruise along the rarely travelled Lower Ganges aboard the Ganges Voyager. Further south, Sri Lanka’s greatest destinations are revealed on a new 15-day Land […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]