More Asians using mobile, booking last-minute trips via devices

07/11/2013 |

At the No Vacancy Southeast Asia conference in Bangkok last month, industry insiders shared that mobile booking is on the rise in Asia. In fact, 25% of all reservations are done via the Internet in Asia, while half of all bookings are online in the U.S. "Forty-eight percent of travel planning in the Asia/Pacific is via mobile," said Tomas Laboutka, CEO of Hotel Quickly, a mobile application for last-minute reservations.

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