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Weekend getaways are now in the apps

A few months ago, we launched Weekend Getaways to make it easy for you to find and book the perfect weekend break. But the thing about weekend breaks is: you never know when the impulse strikes; and if it strikes you on the go, you should be able to check out your getaway options there and then.

So, today we’re launching Weekend Getaways on our iOS and Android apps. Now you can browse nearby destinations by drive time, and choose the right hotel for that perfect getaway, all from the palm of your hand.

On Android, you can search for Weekend Getaways directly from the navigation drawer. If you’ve enabled location services on your smartphone, you’ll directly see getaways around your city. If not, you can pick from a list of popular destinations to browse getaways from.

On iOS, we’ve made some interesting changes to the Hotels home screen with this version. You can access Weekend Getaways from the Hotels home screen – just swipe up view search results directly.

The results screen has destinations sorted from left to right in increasing order of drive time from your city. Within each destination, you can scroll vertically to browse a curated list of hotels in that destination. Swiping horizontally on the band at the top of the screen will let you navigate to the next or previous destination.

Tapping on the icon on the top left brings up the ‘Refine’ screen, where you can select the dates and number of rooms / guests for your search. You can also sort hotels by price or Trip Advisor rating here, or shortlist the destinations you see by selecting themes. For example, if you’re in the mood for the serene views of a hill station, just select the ‘Hill station’ filter to see only hill stations around your city. You can also change the city you’re looking for getaways from.

So go ahead – download the Cleartrip app and get away from the grind. As an introductory offer, we’re giving a whopping 35% off on weekend getaway bookings made through the apps, only from Dec 9-12, 2014. You can get details of the offer here. And as always, do send us your feedback to mobile@cleartrip.com.