More travelers are trading in their mousepads for the ease and convenience of booking trips on the go. Globally, mobile bookings are gaining notable traction among travelers, with more than one in four transactions booked on mobile devices, according to the 2014 Hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®). The data also revealed a significant over 80 percent increase in Hotels.com bookings made by U.S. mobile users, solidifying the importance of mobile for years to come.
Value in Last-Minute Bookings The last-minute booking trend has proven to be at the helm of the mobile surge, with 50 percent of travelers booking same or next-day hotel stays. Hotels.com mobile users are also privy to more than 20,000 mobile-exclusive, last-minute deals, making spontaneous travel plans more exciting and affordable.
Top Destinations for Mobile Users Domestically, the perennially popular destination of New York City (No. 3; $243)* took a back seat to Las Vegas(No. 1; $104)* and Orlando (No. 2; $94)*. Rounding out the top five domestic destinations are Los Angeles (No. 4; $151)* and San Diego (No. 5; $133)*.
U.S. mobile users were charmed by their northern neighbor, as two Canadian cities, Toronto (No. 3; $147)* andVancouver (No 5; $167)*, made the list of top international destinations. Travelers also jetted off to London (No. 1; $265)*, Cancun/Riviera Maya (No. 2; $242)* and Paris (No. 4; $245)*.
Hotels.com Advancements in Mobile Hotels.com continues to make inroads into mobile with the recently announced first Apple™ Watch compatible app. The app enables its users to seek nearby hotel deals, view upcoming reservations and locate their hotel via GPS.
Downloaded over 40 million times since launch, the Hotels.com portfolio of apps for various devices offers customers access to approximately 435,000 hotels worldwide, and access to more than 14 million genuine user reviews.
* The average prices paid by U.S. mobile users during the full year of 2014, according to the Hotel Price Index™.
– NBA Plays Preseason Game in Brazil for Third Consecutive Year –
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the Orlando Magic will face Flamengo, the current champion of the Brazilian Pro-Basketball Tournament (Novo Basquete Brasil – NBB) and FIBA’s Intercontinental Cup, in NBA Global Games Rio 2015 on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. This marks the third consecutive year that the league will play a preseason game in Brazil. Continue reading →
Laiz Rodrigues, president of the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce presents a special award to Mayor Teresa Jacobs to recognize Orange County’s partnership with Brazil.
The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce recently presented Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs with a special award from FENACTUR, the Brazilian National Federation of Tourism, recognizing Orange County’s dynamic economic partnership with Brazil. Continue reading →
I believe everything happens for a reason. This was an incredible moment, anyone present will say it, it was worth every second. Flamengo came, mingled with the community, performed well and met everyone they could, in a gentle manner. Brazil had the opportunity to watch closely from home, since most of their journey to the USA was televised. Continue reading →
Banco do Brasil Americas is proud to announce that their soon-to-open branch in Orlando has won the Building Prize in the bank category at one of the largest architecture events in Latin America, the XI Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa.
Pernambuco celebrates action of Tourism of the State in the USA
Between 9 and 18 September, about 450 American travel trade professionals participated in the actions of the ‘Polo Coast Reef’
In recent years, the flow of foreign tourists in Pernambuco has increased considerably, especially due to the Confederations Cup in 2012 and World Cup in 2014 with the aim of attracting more foreign visitors, particularly for the Pernambuco coast , the Secretary of Tourism of Pernambuco (PE-Sethur) through the Tourism Company of Pernambuco (Empetur), launched the promotional campaign “Polo Coast Arrecife” which in September toured five cities in the United States. In total, the event, which is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, met between the 9th and 18th of September, about 450 professionals tradeamericano tourism. Continue reading →