Bangkok, Thailand – Local search app Zodio now allows for hotel price comparison within their iPhone app powered by the HotelsCombined aggregation platform. In addition to searching for hotels, browsing ratings and reading reviews, users can now check rates and availability directly within the app. All hotel pages on Zodio will show a “Book Now” button, which allows users to then complete their booking with one of a number of major travel websites including Expedia, Hotels.com, Venere, Laterooms, EasyToBook and many more. The feature is currently only available in the iPhone app with future integration into other platforms dependent on user feedback.
Jai Govindani, Founder/CEO of Zodio, said: “We see this form of integration/lead-generation to be the best of both worlds – engaging our users and providing them with additional value while monetizing our platform. This integration with HotelsCombined paves the way for our future efforts – we are in the process of adding other integrations and users can expect to book restaurant tables and have food delivered to their door, all through the Zodio app, before mid-year.”
Paul Riampanich, HotelsCombined marketing manager for Thailand, said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Zodio and to be further enhancing our presence throughout South East Asia. Thanks to this integration, Zodio users will now be able to quickly search and compare accommodation rates while on-the-go, ultimately saving both time and money.”
HotelsCombined boasts a database of 800,000 properties in over 120,000 destinations worldwide and currently supports over 40 languages – this means the functionality is enabled for Zodio users in any of those locations as well. Zodio is currently live in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, and is expected to launch into Malaysia and India within the second half of this year.
HotelsCombined is the world’s leading hotel price comparison site, allowing travellers to find the best prices from all the best travel sites in one search. More than 300 million people every year use HotelsCombined to find the best prices for over 800,000 hotels in over 120,000 destinations across the world. HotelsCombined is available in over 40 languages and delivers prices in 120 currencies.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 25.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Zodio 2.5.4 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Zodio also has a website making it widely available to everyone.
With its headquarters in the heart of bustling Bangkok, Thailand, Zodio is a social location-based platform that helps people discover places around them using ratings and recommendations from their friends. With over 300,000 Monthly Active Users (MAUs) and over half a million page views a month spread across Thailand, The Philippines and Indonesia, Zodio is fast becoming the dominant local search platform in Asia. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Zodio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.