Choice Hotels Makes Mobile Reservations Quick and Easy with RapidBook
Choice Hotels International, Inc. has launched RapidBook, enabling travelers to make reservations quickly and easily using a mobile device. RapidBook takes the frustration out of the mobile reservation process by eliminating the need to fill in information and credit card numbers on a tiny phone screen. Users simply enter their information one time when completing their online profile. After that, they're ready to book quickly through the Choice Hotels mobile website.
RapidBook streamlines the search and checkout functions by leveraging the preferences and other information customers opt to add to their online profile. The mobile enhancement recalls the guest's preferences, provides similar rooms for future searches and also recalls payment information. Customers spend less time looking for rooms and entering data on their smartphones and can complete their reservations in a fraction of the time it previously took.
Choice Hotels mobile business was up almost 200 percent in 2012 over the previous year. Today, the Choice Hotels iPhone, Android, and iPad apps currently generate thousands of reservations by more than 100,000 consumers every month.
The Choice Hotels mobile website, m.choicehotels.com, is compatible with iPhones, Android phones and iPads. The site allows users to map out the company's nearest hotels or find properties by city, zip code, airport code or popular attraction; obtain real-time information, including rates and amenities; view hotel images; access Choice Privileges® accounts and redeem points; and more. Additionally, iPhone and iPad app users can view local points of interest on the hotel search results map and share their hotel via social media, text message and email.