Expedia just ramped up its mobile strategy with a planned acquisition of Mobiata, which develops mobile applications for smartphones and tablets.
Two new tourism apps have arrived, one from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and another from Mobiata.
HomeAway teamed with Mobiata to launch its first mobile app, HomeAway Vacation Rental Search by Mobiata for the iPhone.
TravelClick introduced an iPhone and Android app for niche hotels in partnership with Mobiata and VFM Leonardo.
Kayak and Mobiata transitioned their iPhone apps to the iPad and in the process both companies realized that developing iPad apps involved more than a quick revision or two, and provided some relative design freedom.
Two U.S. airlines are testing mobile apps that would deliver seat upgrades, lounge passes, check-ins and/or priority boarding through a new partnership between Farelogix and Mobiata, officials say.