News: Search, Book and Stay with the new app, Asia’s leading online travel accommodation specialist (OTA), announced the launch of its updated mobile app for iPhone and Android users.

Built from the ground up and optimised for the latest versions of iOS 7 and Android OS, customers can browse and book from’s comprehensive inventory of over 60,000 hotels globally. The new app, created in partnership with mobile development agency, UsTwo, features a rich and feature-filled user experience that is lightning fast and secure.

The new app’s design was centred on improving the overall mobile user experience by making the booking experience fast, safe and simple for travellers on the go. Along with a fresh and clean design, the app allows users to match myriad preferences and requirements such as hotel amenities and services to room availability. With bold and distinct icons for intuitive use, the app also features a GPS location service that helps users find accommodation near point of interests. Users can enjoy these features at the swipe of a finger, along with the promise of instant confirmation for their bookings, and a book-now-pay-later and free cancellation policy—value adding propositions that have become the OTA’s defining differentiators.

“Customers are the core of every part of the business and we seek to continuously exceed their expectations. Our newly developed app incorporates best in-class features and functionality. From cosy B&Bs to luxury spas, beach huts to country houses to city centre business hotels, the app offers everything you need right at your fingertips. You can book hotels and find late deals just minutes before your stay, or plan ahead and book great hotel offers up to a year in advance too. We believe this simpler booking experience delivered ‘on-the-go’ through our app contributes towards a perfect holiday or business trip,” said Clarence Lin, Head of Marketing, APAC,


Here are some feature highlights of the reinvigorated app:

1.       Search, sort and filter functions

With the app’s intuitive user interface, travellers can expect to find the right room for their holiday by tailoring their search options based on travel dates, location, price, guest reviews and availability of amenities at the click of an icon.

2.       Comprehensive  room information

Never miss a detail in the small print.  Special offers, star ratings and genuine room reviews are well placed for travellers to get an instant impression of what the hotel and its surrounding area is like. Price flags of hotels around a location, for example, are colour-coded to reflect discounted or non-discounted offerings. Upon selecting a hotel, users can also quickly check against a list of their much needed hotel facilities, each indicated with distinct icons that can be deciphered in a glance. Important guest information is also provided before you pick your room in the hotel, so you’ll never have to miss out on your check-out time or find out you’ve arrived too early to check in.

3.       Instant confirmation, book-now-pay-later and free cancellation delivers on its promise for instant booking confirmation through all its platforms. Registered customers will be able to see updates of their latest bookings on the app, while non-registered users will receive a confirmation email as soon as the room booking has been placed. With its signature “book-now-pay-later” policy, customers will not be charged until after their stay. Booking cancellations will be free of charge unless otherwise stated during the booking process.


The app is now free to download from the Apple App Store ( Android Google Play (

To celebrate the launch of the app, has also be running a My Favourite Hotels contest for six weeks, since 10 March 2014. Participants stand to win up five-star hotel stays with winners selected weekly, simply by sending a screenshot of their favourite hotel from the new app to with a description of why they deserve to win that dream vacation stay.

To learn more about’s new app and the My Favourite Hotels contest, visit


Another useful app to have, for hotel room bookings on-the-go… and of course, staycations 😀

Details as provided by and Cohn & Wolfe.