- Hotels.com releases Siri Shortcut feature as part of iOS12 launch
- New feature allows handsfree travel for Hotels.com customers globally
- Retrieve a booking and view your hotel address, map and check in time in just a few words
September 19, 2018: Almost a quarter of today’s global travellers (22%) use voice features to search and book travel, according to the Hotels.com™ Mobile Travel Tracker. Tapping into this growing trend, Hotels.com is now one of the first travel companies to unveil the Siri® Shortcut functionality in its mobile app, as Apple unveils the new feature as part of the iOS12 release.
The Hotels.com app has 70 million downloads worldwide, with the new Siri Shortcut feature available in 90 countries and territories, in 40 languages. Hotels.com customers simply open their booking in the app, click the ‘Add to Siri’ button and record a voice command that’s relevant to their stay.
When a customer then arrives in their destination and wants to know the address of the hotel, see a map of its location or find the check in time, they simply repeat their voice command and Siri Shortcut opens their booking in the Hotels.com app.
Daniel Craig, VP of Mobile at Hotels.com brand explains: “How many times have you arrived at an airport, with your hands full of luggage and you can’t find your confirmation email or print out – it’s now voice to the rescue! The Hotels.com Siri Shortcut takes the hassle out of travelling, by surfacing the key information you need in just one voice command. Handsfree travel is a growing trend and this new feature is perfect for today’s on-the-go travellers, who demand instant information at their fingertips, or should I now say at the tip of their tongue!”
The Hotels.com app is an award-winning app and top rated (4.5+ star) in the Apple and Android stores. It is available to download on iOS and Android and makes it easy to book travel, plus you get instant savings now, and earn free nights for later.
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*Mobile Travel Tracker survey commissioned by Hotels.com, conducted by One Poll in October and November 2016, 8,377 respondents from 28 countries
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