WorldMate adds hotel price alerts to its trip-management iPhone app
After a customer stores a hotel booking in their WorldMate profile, the app automatically monitors rates, alerting the user whenever the hotel slashes its price for the travel dates.
Regardless of where the user made the reservation, he or she will be notified if a comparable room at the same hotel — or a similar property close by — is offering a better value.
Users can cancel and re-book within the app or via a link from a WorldMate e-mail.
The app monitors rates at 100,000 hotels via Expedia. The service copies one pioneered by Yapta a couple of years ago and brings it to the mobile platform.
It’s only been a month since WorldMate WorldMate upgraded its itinerary management app with hotel booking suggestions.
Sean O’Neill is a New Jersey-based reporter for Tnooz. He is also a daily contributor of consumer news to LonelyPlanet.com.
He used to work for BBC Travel, BudgetTravel.com, and Kiplinger's, and used to live in London, New York City, and Washington, DC.