WorldMate Wins the Best Mobile Travel App Award at EyeForTravel
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — WorldMate announced today that it won the Best Mobile Travel App Award on March 5th at EyeForTravel’s Social Media and Mobile Strategies for Travel 2012 conference.
WorldMate was nominated alongside the biggest brands in travel and several well-known startups. From that pool of nominees, four finalists were selected to present in front a panel of judges. “What put us over the top,” explains WorldMate’s CEO, Jean Tripier, “was our unique approach in building the contextual profiles of our users and then proactively serving them with personalized recommendations for hotel rooms and car rentals. The major implication for the travel industry is that WorldMate has disintermediated search.”
WorldMate’s patent pending TripCatch technology automatically recognizes travel confirmations as they arrive in the traveler’s smartphone’s email inbox. It then collates the flights, hotels, car rentals, and train reservations into a comprehensive travel itinerary, which serves as the basis for determining the traveler’s context. Over time, as WorldMate aggregates more itineraries from each of its users, that contextual profile of the traveler evolves to the point where WorldMate recognizes if a user is missing an accommodation and then recommends hotels that best match that traveler’s preferences while taking into account the specific logistics of his upcoming trip. The hotels and car rentals are booked in WorldMate with a few clicks of the button since the traveler’s payment details are also stored within his profile.
WorldMate’s recently launched Price Alerts service also won kudos from EyeForTravel’s panel of judges. This service automatically reviews every hotel reservation in WorldMate’s millions of itineraries and then sends a discounted offer to the traveler for the same room or presents a counter offer for a similar but less expensive hotel nearby. In the presentation to the judges, WorldMate revealed one example in which it saved a traveler $356 on a four night hotel stay.
The EyeForTravel Best Mobile App Award follows several other recent WorldMate honors including Google’s Editor’s Choice for travel apps in Android Market, Mobile Entertainment Forum’s Meffys award, and the Global Business Travel Associations’ Business Travel Innovation Award.
Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 2011 – WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services, announced today that it has worked with Research In Motion (RIM) to bring the power of the WorldMate travel platform to the new BlackBerry® Travel app.
“WorldMate continues to expand its technology and deep travel and mobile expertise to better serve the traveler, and our collaboration with RIM allows us to bring the convenience of mobile travel services to the world,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “The BlackBerry Travel app represents the most sophisticated end user experience in functionality, automation and polish, making it easier than ever to manage all aspects of your travel from your smartphone. As such it marks a new era for mobile travel.”
Existing WorldMate for BlackBerry smartphone customers can immediately begin using the new BlackBerry Travel app at no cost. Simply download the BlackBerry Travel app to start taking advantage of a new, more powerful travel experience. This new application makes WorldMate’s technology always available to travelers and gives them more control of their itineraries and overall travel experience than ever before.
“We are really excited to bring this level of quality to the BlackBerry platform with WorldMate,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “Our users demanded an BlackBerry version and we were happy to provide the experience for them and all BlackBerry users, at a level previously unknown to that mobile platform. WorldMate is devoted to lessening the pains of travel, and now an entirely new segment of smart phone users can benefit from our personal travel service.”
“With BlackBerry Travel, users are getting a powerful travel app that presents information quickly, simply and elegantly,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President, Global Alliances and Developer Relations at Research In Motion. “We’re thrilled to team with WorldMate to bring the mobile travel experience to the next level.”
The BlackBerry Travel App is available in beta for download from the Test Center on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld).
Extends mobile hotel booking to the PC and launches WeatherCaster feature on Windows Mobile devices
ATLANTA, GA—December 17, 2008
WorldMate, Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for frequent travelers, today announced two new enhancements to WorldMate Live hotel booking within the web application and WeatherCaster within its Windows Mobile application.
WorldMate serves 1.8 million users across the globe and helps them manage itinerary details whether at home or on the go.