Rentalo.com Reaches Mobile Users to Facilitate Comparison Shopping for Vacation Rentals and Hotels
Rentalo.com goes mobile to expand reach to mobile travelers via top mobile marketplaces like Apple's iTunes and Google's Android Market
Miami, FL. December 31, 2010. Rentalo.com, the award-winning travel lodging and vacation rentals directory announced today their strategy to launch a travel widget for mobile users via smart phones such as AT&T's iPhones and Verizon's Droid phones. The new mobile application will assist leisure and business travelers to quickly and easily compare lodging offers from hotels and vacation rentals.
Rentalo has helped over 5 million leisure and business travelers find the best values in lodgings. In Rentalo.com, travelers can easily compare their lodging options by simply submitting a free inquiry. Within minutes, they can start comparing offers from a wide range of accommodations sent directly by property owners and managers. Optionally, via a simple and free mobile application, millions of travelers will be able to tap into Rentalo's award-winning free inquiry service from their own mobile phones such as AT&T's iPhones and Verizon's Droids.
According to industry trends, mobile internet usage is excelling faster than desktop PCs. USA Today reported that 16% of shoppers will use their smart phones to do holiday shopping this year, and 39% of people ages 18 to 29 reported using their phones to do all of their online shopping. These are clear indications that smart phones and other mobile devices are changing the way the world is surfing the net, shop, and do business.
In 2011, mobile marketing will expand far beyond mobile messaging, now with 300K Apple's applications available in iTunes and 200K in the Google's Android market. Rentalo.com's plans are to continue expanding its reach by investing in mobile technologies in 2011, focusing in the development of new user friendly applications to facilitate comparison shopping for lodging.
"Mobile gadgets provide easy access to the Internet. Similarly, Rentalo.com provides easy access to compare lodging options" commented Alfredo Purrinos, "Rentalo's strategy to penetrate the mobile industry is part of our commitment to the travel industry in making the vacation planning experience as pleasant as possible, to as many people as possible."
Rentalo.com is a leading online travel lodging and vacation rentals website. Its broad inventory of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels is available online and also via RSS feeds, affiliate distribution partners, as well as thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail, press releases, and travel publications. Through selected partnerships and affiliations, Rentalo's selected inventory content is available to an online audience of more than 100 million travelers in the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit www.Rentalo.com.
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