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Booking.com lanceert eigen Kindle Fire-applicatie

- Klanten van Booking.com kunnen van op hun Kindle Fire-toestel altijd en overal hun hotelreserveringen maken en raadplegen

AMSTERDAM, 6 december 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking.com (http://www.booking.com), 's werelds grootste online bedrijf voor hotel- en accommodatiereserveringen, heeft vandaag de lancering van zijn gratis eigen Kindle Fire-applicatie in alle applicatiewinkels van Amazon aangekondigd. Met de nieuwe applicatie kunnen klanten van Booking.com van op hun Kindle Fire-toestel altijd en overal probleemloos hun hotel- en accommodatiereserveringen maken en raadplegen. De gratis Kindle Fire-applicatie van Booking.com kan in alle applicatiewinkels van Amazon – waaronder de VS, het VK, Duitsland, Spanje, Frankrijk, Italië en Japan – worden gedownload en is verkrijgbaar voor de toestellen Kindle Fire 7", Kindle Fire HD 7" en Kindle Fire HD 8.9". Booking.com probeert haar tientallen miljoenen mobiele klanten wereldwijd voortdurend nieuwigheden aan te bieden en deze applicatie is een van de eerste die compatibel is met Amazon Maps API. De eigen Kindle Fire-applicatie is de laatste nieuwe toevoeging aan de reeds populaire applicaties van Booking.com voor de platformen van Apple, Android en Windows 8.

"De Kindle Fire is al een fantastische reisgezel en we gaan er prat op dat we het grootste online bedrijf voor hotel- en accommodatiereserveringen zijn dat een eigen Kindle Fire-applicatie in de applicatiewinkel van Amazon aanbiedt," aldus Darren Huston, algemeen directeur van Booking.com. "Onze Kindle Fire-gebruikers kunnen vanaf nu met het laatste assortiment Kindle Fire-toestellen gemakkelijk en snel surfen naar Booking.com en tegelijkertijd een verrijkte kaartervaring beleven dankzij de comptabiliteit met Amazon Maps – ongeacht waar de reis naartoe gaat."

De gratis Kindle Fire-applicatie van Booking.com biedt alle functies van andere mobiele applicaties en snufjes van Booking.com:

  • Synchronisatie via het Booking.com-profiel van de gebruiker – reserveringen, zoekopdrachten en hotels gemakkelijk raadplegen van op elk Booking.com-platform;
  • Meer dan 250.000 accommodaties in 178 landen;
  • 2,6 miljoen foto's van hotels & andere accommodaties en + 17 miljoen gastenbeoordelingen;
  • Krachtige zoekmachine – zoeken naar hotels op de huidige locatie of op een van de 41.000 bestemmingen van Booking.com over de hele wereld;
  • Lastminuteaanbiedingen en exclusieve aanbiedingen voor nieuwsbriefabonnees en Facebook-fans;
  • Ondersteuning in 25 talen en 27 valuta's;
  • Functies voor na de reservering, bijvoorbeeld afgelopen, huidige en toekomstige reserveringen beschikbaar voor offline raadpleging, reservering op toestelkalender plaatsen, reserveringsbevestiging per e-mail, reserveringen wijzigen of annuleren, 24/7 snelle toegang tot klantendienst per e-mail of telefoon en uw hotel lokaliseren op de Kindle Fire-kaart.

De eigen Kindle Fire-applicatie van Booking.com is de laatste applicatie in de verzameling hotelreserveringsapplicaties van Booking.com, die eveneens verkrijgbaar zijn voor iOS- en Android-toestellen en op de mobiele website van Booking.com. In 2011 overschreden de reserveringen per Smartphone en tablet op Booking.com $1 miljard en in de eerste helft van 2012 werd dit cijfer al overtroffen. Tot op heden werden de mobiele applicaties voor Android-toestellen van Booking.com al meer dan 4 miljoen keer gedownload.

Volgens Amazon waren negen van de 10 best verkopende producten op Amazon.com Kindle's, Kindle-accessoires en digitale inhoud sinds het bedrijf op 6 september van dit jaar nieuwe toestellen onthulde. Bovendien lag de wereldwijde verkoop van Kindle-toestellen in het Thanksgiving-weekend van 2012 meer dan dubbel zo hoog als in dezelfde periode in 2011.

Over Booking.com 
Booking.com is 's werelds grootste online bedrijf voor hotel- en accommodatiereserveringen, dat de beste prijs voor elk soort accommodatie waarborgt – van kleine particulieren tot vijfsterrenluxe. Gasten kunnen de website Booking.com altijd en overal van op hun desktop, mobiele telefoon of tablet raadplegen en ze betalen nooit reserveringskosten. De website Booking.com bestaat in 41 talen, biedt meer dan 250.000 hotels aan in 178 landen, bevat meer dan 17,5 miljoen echte beoordelingen van echte gasten en trekt maandelijks meer dan 30 miljoen unieke bezoekers aan van zowel de recreatieve als zakelijke wereldmarkten. Met meer dan 15 jaar ervaring en een team van meer dan 4.400 toegewijde werknemers in meer dan 85 kantoren wereldwijd beheert Booking.com zijn eigen interne klantendienst die 24/7 beschikbaar is om gasten in hun moedertaal te woord te staan en een buitengewone klantenbeleving te waarborgen.

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