July 14, 2008: Travelocity announced that TravelTools, a new native application that offers iPhone and iPod touch users an innovative set of travel features while they are on the road, will be available at Apple’s new App Store. The TravelTools application will include a new location-based feature called “Hotels Near Me” which provides a dynamic list of nearby hotels, with links to maps, hotel descriptions, and booking options.
iPhone and iPod touch users away from home can also easily manage their itineraries booked on Travelocity, as well as get information on flight status and TSA security checkpoint wait times. The TravelTools application will be available as a free download worldwide from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. Earlier this year, Travelocity was one of the first major online travel sites to launch an application available to iPhone and iPod touch users via a Safari browser at http://iphone.travelocity.com.
“Our ongoing development for Apple’s iPhone OS is a manifestation of our commitment to provide comprehensive services to travelers 24/7,” said Jeffrey Glueck, chief marketing officer, Travelocity. “The newest Travelocity application exemplifies our philosophy of Customer Championship and our promise to customers to be there throughout their entire trip.”
Travelocity launches TravelTools on iPhone