On-demand apps like Uber are on the rise. You can get everything you need from the food delivered to your office to the room in a hotel just with one tap on the screen of your smartphone. The main idea of hotel booking apps is to match the user’s location data to the vacant rooms nearby hotels have. Often, there are two variants of the app in the Market, one for guests and one for hotels.
These kinds of apps appeared on-demand of millennials who prefer to use their smartphones when they want to buy or book something rather than go for the searching hotel search. Finding a hotel has never been that easy, with all hotels in one user-friendly app with mapping, pricing, rating, and search options.
Hotel apps are meant for spontaneous travelers rather than for long-term planners. Sometimes hotels offer better last-minute deals because it’s more profitable to reduce the price than to have too many vacant rooms.
There are two main types of hotel apps
- Apps that are made by the hotel chains
- Apps that stick to the classic on-demand third party app model
The well-known mobile app Booking.com was first released back in 2010 in addition to their popular web booking service established in 1996, and since then more and more hotel apps have been appearing.
One of the top apps in this category, Hotels.com, will help you quickly find the room that suits your needs best, find last-minute “deals for tonight” and participate its loyalty program on booking 10 nights and getting 1 for free.
Airbnb, another popular startup, offers travelers to choose from various options including unique accommodations like treehouses and yurts, and everyone can list their home for potential guests.
All Vacation rental sites (booking sites):
- Cities Reference
- Expedia Group
- Holiday Guide
- Hostelling International
- Tripadvisor Instant Booking
- TripConnect Cost per Click
- Tripadvisor Holiday Rentals
- Visit Scotland
Though the hotel app market may seem overcrowded, there is always a chance for the apps to stand out by providing some unique features that are new on the market.
How much does it cost?
To make an app like Uber Hotel Apps you need designers, developers, business analysts, project managers, and hard work by many professionals. Usually price for such Hotel Apps starts from 30K per one platform (iOS or Android) and it can increase, depending on the company you will choose. However, as we have ready-made developed modules as well as extensive experience making such applications, our prices are lower. We may deliver your own on-demand app with unique design developed specifically for your Hotel Business for only about 10K.
We have been developing Hotel Applications for a long time. Thanks to this we accumulated a huge base of knowledge, expertise, and even ready-made MVP. Using such modules, we reduce app cost down to the most affordable on the market.
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