Travelers these days are self-reliant and plan their own itineraries. From booking hotels to mapping routes, modern-day travelers prefer charting their own journeys and experiences – but they’re not alone! Aiding them is technology that fits right into their pockets, allowing them to streamline the travel experience. Amidst the growing popularity of smartphones when it comes to holiday planning, we could witness the increased adoption of hotel booking apps, especially amongst the millennial. So, if you’re running a travel business, you can target this potential market segment comprised of independent, travel-loving souls with wanderlust, by hiring a mobile app development company and devising your own hotel booking app.
Before you Launch an App, make sure you incorporate these 4 must-have features into it:
#1 Hotel Reservation
No traveler wants to travel miles and then be denied entry into a hotel they thought they’d booked. Enabling seamless hotel reservations through the app can help them plan journeys better and skip out on waiting time involved in lengthy, cumbersome and manual reservation processes.
#2 Make Transport Options Available
If someone’s traveling halfway across the globe, it’s obvious that it’s not just for a stay at a hotel! Supplement their sightseeing endeavors by providing transportations options that include the cab, train or flight booking. This adds cohesiveness to your app, ensuring that the user doesn’t have to hop from app to app to make various bookings.
#3 Account Creation Option
While it might be convenient for one-time users to have the option of guest checkouts on bookings, repeat users might be unable to keep a tab on their bookings and reservations made till date. Allow account creation and provide a personalized dashboard for each user to augment the user experience.
#4 Make Payments Effortless
You cannot impose a particular payment method and expect your app users to stick to the same. Add multiple options, including debit/credit cards, PayPal, Net banking and of late, Bitcoin! Facilitating multiple payment options with an appropriate payment portal will give users the added liberty of choosing from the most convenient option available.
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