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New Facebook app to help travellers choose a hotel with their friends and families

Hotels.com and Columbus Internet launch new facebook app ‘Hotels WithMe’

Columbus Internet and Hotels.com and Columbus Internet launch new facebook app ‘Hotels WithMe’ have announced the Hong Kong launch of their new Facebook app, ‘Hotels WithMe’. The ‘Hotels WithMe’ app enables friends, families and colleagues to get together through Facebook and collectively choose and book a hotel, ensuring that everyone is happy with the choice. Until now, there has been no way for groups to choose a hotel together unless everyone was sitting in front of the same computer. 

With the ‘Hotels WithMe’ Facebook app, selected friends can be invited to join a ‘trip’, from where they can search for hotels together, as easily as if they were all looking at the same computer screen. Members of the ‘trip’ can perform a hotel search and show all the results to other ‘trip’ members who can pick any hotel they like and add them to a shortlist of potential hotels which everyone can vote on. All the ‘trip’ members can discuss the hotels they’re looking at just by using the integrated chat.

The app automatically keeps track of prices and the availability of all the hotels on the shortlist. Hence if a room-type becomes unavailable or the price changes, the updated information is shown immediately in Hong Kong Dollars. Once all members of the ‘trip’ agree on the hotel, a quick click on the “book” button links straight through to the Hotels.com booking page.

“Hotels WithMe is perfectly adapted for the social-media generation, letting travellers plan trips together,” said Andrew Sittermann, CEO at Columbus Internet. “We are very proud to be working with Hotels.com to provide the first application on the web which lets people research and book hotels together in real-time.”

Jessica Chuang, Senior Marketing Manager at Hotels.com Greater China, comments, “The new app will make the process of choosing and booking the perfect hotel for groups of family, friends, and colleagues simple and straightforward, and most importantly a truly collaborative experience. We are pleased to work with Columbus Internet in Hong Kong so travellers can access our outstanding hotel offers, deals and the location of the deals through this app.”

‘Hotels WithMe’ users have access to more than 135,000 hotels available on Hotels.com. From five-star resorts and city-centre boutique properties to local independent guesthouses and bed-and-breakfasts, Hotels.com has hotels available in hundreds of locations around the world.  The hotel information on the app includes high-quality photos and detailed descriptions of the facilities. Google Maps and Google Streetview are also integrated, so users can research the location and area surrounding their accommodation.

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