Accessibility to on-the-go travel planning has increased with the launch of Apple Watch apps for Expedia, Hotels.com and Hotwire.
Expedia Apple Watch features include actionable notifications, which allow users to receive notifications for one’s flight status, gate changes, and hotel check-in and check-out. Expedia Glance allows users to quickly view the necessities, such as reservation information. It can be accessed by swiping up on the watch face and scrolling to the left or right. Expedia on Apple Watch users can also check itineraries for upcoming trips, as well as get detailed flight and hotel information. Travelers can also see departure and arrival times, gate numbers, terminals, maps, directions, and phone numbers.
Hotels.com Apple Watch features include notifications for upcoming reservations and full access to booking details, such as the hotel image and address. The app will also display GPS directions to the hotel and remind the guest about check-in and check-out information. A special feature also enables travelers to find last-minute hotel deals in their current location, to help them choose their ideal hotel for the best rate.
Hotwire on Apple Watch offers a “My Trips” feature that allows users to check hotel information. Users can also view upcoming trip itineraries for hotel and car rentals purchased on Hotwire and receive alerts on the day of check-in, as well as a reminder to refill the gas tank before the rental car drop-off.