BELLEVUE, Wa. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fotopedia, the publisher of popular iOS apps, and Expedia, the world's leading online travel agency, today unveiled their first collaboration by introducing the ability for people to easily find and book a hotel from anywhere within Fotopedia’s applications.
“We have heard over and over that our apps create travel envy,” said Jean-Marie Hullot, CEO of Fotopedia. “We are proud to now incorporate direct access to Expedia Hotels into our apps and help our users go one step beyond as they explore the world.”
The new partnership brings direct access to Expedia Hotels into two of Fotopedia’s most popular travel apps: Fotopedia Paris and Fotopedia Japan. This capacity streamlines the hotel selection and reservation process. An Expedia icon is now available on every image within these Fotopedia apps, giving people the ability to view the hotels near the landmark they are currently viewing and reserve a room. Touching the Expedia icon switches the user to the Expedia Hotels app with the single click of a button.
“We are pleased to enter in this wonderful partnership with Fotopedia,” said Jeff Warren, Vice President of EWW Global Marketing at Expedia. “Fotopedia offers stunning apps that let people discover beautiful destinations. We love to offer great deals to help people realize their travel dreams. It’s a perfect combination.”
Fotopedia serves 200M image views per month in its applications. In addition to showcasing popular locations throughout the world, the Fotopedia apps also offer itinerary building and visual stories that present new and exciting adventures to incorporate into one’s travel plans. Now, when viewing a photo of a specific point of interest, people can click one button that will launch the Expedia Hotels application and help them find a hotel nearby. And in the event that the user does not already have the Expedia Hotels app, they will be directed to the App Store to download it for free.
About Expedia Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including Expedia.com®, Hotels.com® Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Local Expert®; and Classic Vacations.®
The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world's leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. For corporate and industry news and views, visit www.expediainc.com.
With more than 12 million downloads to date, Fotopedia is the publisher of iOS apps, including “Fotopedia Heritage,” one of Apple’s Hall of Fame best 50 apps of all times. Fotopedia is also the recipient of the 2011 Best Tablet App of the Year Crunchies Award. Fotopedia provides new ways to discover, explore and share the beauty of the world. The company was founded by Jean-Marie Hullot, who was previously CTO at NeXT and CTO of Apple’s Applications Division and a team of Apple veterans. Fotopedia has offices in San Francisco and Paris. For more information, please visit www.fotopedia.com.