Booking app HotelQuickly this week unveils a new, seven-day calendar for mobile users in more than 250 Asia-Pacific destinations.
Two years after introducing mobile last-minute hotel booking to Asia-Pacific, HotelQuickly is expanding its 48-hour timeframe to a wider booking window in response to customer requests. Travelers in 15 countries can now use the app to score exclusive deals on rooms up to seven days before check-in.
The move is aimed at offering users greater freedom in their travels, HotelQuickly executives said.
“Since the start of HotelQuickly we’ve made it a point to listen closely to our customers’ needs and navigate in line with those,” said Tomas Laboutka, HotelQuickly Co-founder and CEO. “Many of our members love the discounts and ease-of-use the app offers, and they want to use HotelQuickly for more than same- and next-day bookings. The week-long calendar gives users more opportunities for spontaneous travel, which is our main goal at HotelQuickly.”
Since its launch in March 2013, the app has received more than 1.5 million downloads from travelers looking for an easy solution to last-minute booking concerns. HotelQuickly prides itself on its streamlined booking process, which shows users in any destination a list of the day’s best deals at curated three- to five-star properties.
HotelQuickly is drawing fans not only from the ranks of tech-savvy millennials looking for affordable getaways, but also from hotel managers, who see the app as a platform to move room inventory which may otherwise go untouched. Last-minute rates offered on HotelQuickly are on average 28 percent cheaper than best prices online.
Laboutka said the new seven-day calendar is just one in a series of features HotelQuickly is set to debut over the next few months.
“We’re working constantly to make HotelQuickly the smoothest, smartest booking tool out there,” Laboutka said. “There are some exciting projects in the pipeline that are going to make booking with HotelQuickly more appealing than ever.”
HotelQuickly’s seven-day booking calendar is now open for all users in all destinations. The app is free to download on Android and iPhone devices, and is available in nine languages.