When planning and booking travel, the global trend is that travelers tend to make their flight bookings first and then their hotel bookings and booking patterns in India are no different. 65% of our India hotel bookings are made within a week of the check-in or arrival date at the hotel. By some industry estimates, almost 30% of all hotel bookings in India are for check-in on the same day.
Today we’re making things easier for everyone who waits until the eleventh hour to make their hotel bookings by bringing hotel bookings to Cleartrip for Android. For the business traveler who needs a place to stay right now because their meetings have been extended and for the impulsive holiday-maker who wakes up on a Saturday morning and hits the road for a quick weekend getaway.
Cleartrip for Android lets you book your hotel rooms while seated in the middle of a conference room or in the comfort of your car as you drive to your destination. Over 10,000 hotels in India and over 100,000 hotels around the world are available in your pocket with Cleartrip for Android.
For the traveler who books her hotel only after reaching her destination, we have the handiest and easiest hotel search — a single tap of the “Show hotels near me” button will show you a list of hotels nearest to your current location, sorted by distance and available for immediate check-in.
Same-day and next-day check-ins are eligible for amazing last-minute deals with Cleartrip’s exclusive Quickeys rate hotels.
For those of us who are a little less ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ travelers, there is a regular hotel search available with support for search by specific cities, landmarks, locations and even directly for a hotel by name. Check-in and check-out dates are optional as Cleartrip for Android supports dateless hotel searches for everyone who’s ‘just looking’.
Hotel search results are available for viewing in a list-view and a map-view with controls to switch between the two views available on the bottom-left of the display. Results can be easily sorted and filtered by a variety of parameters so you can fine-tune the results to only show what suits you best.
Similar to our desktop site, you’ll also find Smart Tabs available on the bottom-right for quick access to popular hotels and hotels with deals.
Tapping on a hotel name will bring you to an overview screen, which is designed to give you all the information you need for a hotel at a glance. Additional tabs are also available from the overview screen for photos, traveler reviews, hotel info and location.
One-touch payments with Expressway
If you’re a smart traveler, you use Expressway to make easier and faster travel bookings with one-touch payments. If you’ve saved your card details with Expressway, your saved cards details are automatically available in Cleartrip for Android.
So give it a spin and share your feedback with us in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be looking forward to it.