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HotelQuickly, the last-minute travel and accommodation app, has released an updated version of its app with new enhancements to the service.

The release of the new HotelQuickly app coincides with an official rebranding and relaunch of the HotelQuickly website, marking the company’s  3rd anniversary.

Tomas Laboutka, HotelQuickly Co-founder and CEO said the new-look app showcases a “brighter colour palette and a more streamlined booking flow”.

Laboutka said that, among its new capabilities, the app now allows all users to make multi-room bookings, view all available offers by location via enhanced map functions, and control price display settings to include or exclude taxes and HotelQuickly credit.

And, he said the most notable feature included in the latest release is HotelQuickly’s ‘Special Gift’ offers, collaboration between HotelQuickly and its partner hotels. The gifts -- which are free vouchers, token treats and value-added services such as airport transfers – are rewards given by hotels to guests who book their stays through HotelQuickly.

“This is by far the most revolutionary and ambitious overhaul of HotelQuickly since the app debuted in 2013,” Laboutka said.

“We’re confident the smoother booking process and stronger brand image will propel HotelQuickly to the next level in its fourth year.”

Laboutka said the makeover extends to the company’s logo. “From today (31 March) HotelQuickly is shedding its ‘pillow’ icon for a ‘key’ logo, created by London-based brand consultancy Idea Is Everything - with the key symbolising the app’s ability to unlock dynamic discounts as well as more travel opportunities for its members.”

“HotelQuickly exists to make spontaneous travel easier and more enjoyable,” Laboutka said. “The app is a key for members to unlock not only the best hotel deals, but more pleasure and fulfilment in their everyday lives.”

According to Laboutka, one of the most disruptive apps to enter the hotel booking scene in Asia-Pacific, HotelQuickly has expanded rapidly to partner with some 12,000 hotels and encompass more than 250 destinations over the past three years. And, HotelQuickly added the 16th country to its roster with the acquisition of Tonight, a Japan-domestic booking app, just last month.


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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