ORLANDO, Fla. – May 21, 2015 – Last Minute Travel, the leader in day-of travel deals on hotels, flights, vacation homes, cruises, car rentals, activities and other travel products, today announced that it has redesigned its Deals app, introducing new shopping features – including a new view that simultaneously shows both a convenient list and map of search results. Users can customize the split view by dragging the map and list to their desired size.
“When travelers are spontaneously looking for the best deal in a specific place, they don’t want to toggle between screens to see a map and a list of deals,” said Omer Chehmer, Head of Mobile Communications for Last Minute Travel. “People want to see where hotels or car rental pick-ups are located, while also accessing a list of offerings that can be sorted based on price, star rating or TripAdvisor reviews. Our newly redesigned app enables this functionality – and more.”
The Last Minute Travel Deals app also features a more dynamic homepage that intelligently steers users directly to statistically relevant search content based on their location. The app instantly displays nearby day-of hotel rooms that are available – decreasing the time it takes users to find a last second room.
“We’ve listened carefully to our users and looked hard at their usage in order to arrive at these enhancements to our app,” Chehmer said. “LMT has always had the best travel deals, but it was taking people too many clicks to find exactly what they wanted. Now, we’re able to quickly deliver inventory that is more relevant to what the user is looking for – in a single, convenient view.”
Users can also navigate away from the dynamically delivered homepage and shop for deals throughout the app’s entire inventory – which includes more than 120,000 hotels in over 4,500 cities, flights from more than 175 carriers around the world, over 25,000 vacation homes, approximately 10,000 activities and transfers, and 25,000 car rental pick-up locations worldwide. Hotel deals that guarantee a savings of at least 40% off of retail are conveniently marked with the “Deal” icon.
Last Minute Travel, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, flights, cruise lines, attractions, vacation homes, car rentals, and more. Last Minute Travel works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 153 countries using proprietary technology.