Top Mobile Travel Markets in 2013It's no secret that mobile devices are the newest platform to book travel. More and more people are turning to their cell phones and tablets as a means to find hotels, flights, and – best of all – great deals. In fact, PhoCusWright has said that mobile bookings are expected to triple from 2012 to 2014.
We've seen over 18 million cumulative downloads of the Expedia app since its launch. With that many people taking advantage of our great app and mobile website, we wanted to take a look back at the top destinations people booked through their mobile devices throughout 2013.
Because of most bookings through mobile devices happen within a day or two of travel, hotels often offer mobile-exclusive deals up to 40% just for people who are shopping on the phones on apps like the Expedia app. We thought it would be fun to take a look at what kind of deals you can get right now at some of the hottest hotels in these destinations if you book on your mobile phone using the Expedia app.
- Vegas baby! Want to head to Vegas this weekend? You can save 35% on top hotels like TI – Treasure Island Hotel on the Strip by booking through our mobile app.
- Escape to Florida's warmth: If the cold isn't your style in January, you can make a trip down to Florida. We have mobile deals in Orlando that knock 60% off your hotel stay at Floridays Resort near Downtown Disney. Or you can head down to Miami and find a great spot on Miami Beach where you'll save over $50 – like Eden Roc Miami Beach or Lincoln Arms Suites.
- Big Apple Adventures: Are you up for braving the cold to explore the big apple? We have Mobile Exclusive deals that get you 15% off The Belvedere Hotel, a property near Times Square that our customers have rated 4.5/5.0.
- Basketball in Hotlanta: Want to catch the Atlanta Hawks play the Miami Heat in Hotlanta? You can explore midtown Atlanta for 20% off a wide array of hotels and then watch the game on Monday night.
- Hit the Slopes in Colorado: If you're up for a weekend ski getaway, you can save money by booking your flight and hotel together on our Expedia app. Then use the extra cash for an adventure on the slopes!
- California Excursions: Whether you want to head to Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego, we have an array of deals for you. You can save 20% on the Hotel Wilshire in Beverly Hills, or knock over $40 off your stay at Hotel Palomar LA in Bel Air. If Orange County is more your scene, you can check out Disneyland in Anaheim for 40% off at the Best Western. And in San Diego, where the sun is shining bright, you can knock off half the normal rate at the Days Hotel San Diego in Mission Valley.
Regardless of where you want to go, the Expedia mobile app has some great deals you can't afford to miss! Check them out and kick off your 2014 travelling sooner rather than later.
*Deals are relevant for rooms booked via Expedia mobile app this weekend, Jan 17-19, except for in Atlanta where dates searched spanned Jan 17-21. Limited quantities are available.