Choice Hotels First Hotel Brand To Partner With TripAdvisor For New Mobile Instant Booking Feature
today that it is the first hotel company to partner with TripAdvisor on the new mobile TripAdvisor Instant Booking feature. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, is currently testing Instant Booking, which allows travelers to easily complete their hotel reservations while remaining on the TripAdvisor mobile app and mobile website.
Instant Booking offers mobile users a "Book on TripAdvisor" button. Customers select a room, input their personal information and credit card number, and complete their booking with Choice Hotels, without leaving the TripAdvisor interface.
After completing their booking, guests will receive a Choice Hotels confirmation numberand email, the same as a reservation made through ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE. All customer service inquiries regarding Choice Hotels reservations will continue to be handled by Choice Hotels and the property where the reservation was made.
"Choice Hotels wants to ensure that we provide cutting edge, flexible and mobileoptions for guests as the way hotel reservations are made constantly evolves," said Robert McDowell, senior vice president, marketing and distribution of Choice Hotels. "We are extremely proud to be the first hotel company to partner with TripAdvisor on Instant Booking, making it easier for our customers to book hotel reservations."
"We're pleased to welcome Choice Hotels as the first hotel brand to partner withTripAdvisor on our new Instant Booking feature," said Robin Ingle, senior vice president of advertising sales, TripAdvisor, Inc. "Through this partnership, Choice Hotels ensures that customers wanting to book through TripAdvisor have a seamless and friction free booking experience, while being able to continue to serve the customer."
TripAdvisor Instant Bookingwill initially be available in the U.S. andis expected to launch later this year.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel companies. With approximately 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2017, 795 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice HotelsTM brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 30 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.