Booking.com debuts Apple Watch app

Accommodation booking website Booking.com has launched its Booking Now app for the Apple Watch, which will debut in the UK this Wednesday. apple-watch

Booking Now, which draws from Booking.com’s selection of over 625,000 properties in more than 75,000 unique destinations, is the first and only travel app to enable users to book a stay directly from their watch. Through the use of Apple’s new pressure sensitive ‘force touch’ technology, travellers can select and book their hotel of choice in one gesture.

Through the app, travellers can also manage key aspects of their reservation with the new ‘glances’ feature of the Apple Watch via a simple swipe. Other features include the ability for travellers to save the location of their chosen property, as well as turn-by-turn navigation to direct them to the accommodation.

Travellers will never forget their hotel room number again as the watch will save this for the duration of their stay. It also allows them to rate their overall check-in experience.

“At Booking.com, we’re dedicated to empowering travellers to simply search and book an accommodation that’s just right for them, no matter which screen or device. By integrating cutting-edge technologies we are able to streamline the booking process even further which allows users to secure the right accommodation with ultimate ease,” said Stuart Frisby, principal designer at Booking.com.

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