Hotels.com is first hotel and travel app launched for Ford SYNC AppLink™

Hotels.com today announces that the Hotels.com Mobile App is the first app from the hotel and travel sector to be compatible with Ford SYNCAppLink™, and will be available in Europe in early 2014.

The Hotels.com Mobile App enabled to work with Ford SYNC AppLink™- Ford’s hands-free, voice-controlled mobile connectivity technology –  offers drivers a convenient and safe way to access the Hotels.com mobile app to search and book hotels when on the move.

Drivers will have access to the 220,000 bookable properties within the app, and the 20,000 last minute mobile exclusive deals. The voice recognition technology allows drivers to not only search hotels far away or nearby using vehicle GPS, but also to book on-the-go via the Hotels.com telephone reservations team.

Scott Booker, President, Hotels.com: “It’s been good working with Ford on the development of the Hotels.com app for Ford SYNC AppLink™. We’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to innovate and keep ahead with the latest tech advancements – specifically with our mobile apps. For this partnership, our developers were able to work with the team at Ford to create this great version of our app. The results have been great and we look forward to exploring future opportunities.”

The new Ford EcoSport SUV will be among the first Ford vehicles in Europe to offer Ford SYNC AppLink™ following a successful launch in North America, where more than one million Ford vehicles are already equipped with the system.