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July 03, 2013

Now it’s easy to check-in for your flight ahead of time!

 

Here’s the simple truth: Checking in for your flight can be a hassle. Sure, you can check-in via the airline’s app or mobile website, but the reality is that very few people do this. Why? Because you have to wait until just the right time, log-into the airline’s website (which is usually a pain to use), and then manually enter all your personal information. And if you travel often, we don’t have to tell you how much time is wasted during the process.

But here’s the good news! With the release of WorldMate v5.0, we’ve decided to reinvent the online check-in process!

 

To start with, we’ve added a new pop-up notification that reminds you when your flight’s check-in becomes available. After you access the app, we will then send you directly to the airline’s check-in page, which will pre-fill important information such as your reservation, e-ticket, and frequent flyer membership numbers, and much more, all from directly within the app. On top of all this, we also added a one-of-a-kind clipboard that stores all of your reservation and personal information, which can be included in your check-in form with a simple drag ‘n drop. This means that, even if you have to go two or three pages deep during the process, all your details will remain immediately accessible.

 

Upgrade to WorldMate v5.0 now, and have a great flight!

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March 19, 2013

WorldMate Wins Best Mobile App award at EyeForTravel - for the second consecutive year!

 

 

The WorldMate team is thrilled to announce that yesterday we won the ‘Best Mobile Travel’ app award at the 2013 Eye For Travel Social Media & Mobile Show in San Francisco. This marks the second year in a row that we’ve won such honors.

WorldMate was part of an esteemed group of candidates including HotelTonight, Hipmunk, TripAdvisor and Gogobot. All candidates were evaluated on the user experience, efficiency, technology and innovation. Two finalists were chosen and we each had 5 minutes to present in front a group of travel industry expert judges.

This win is the latest in a string of recent achievements and is testament to our talented and dedicated team. Awards such as this continue to inspire us in our never-ending quest to serve our customers better than anyone else before, during, and after their trips.

Our new parent, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), also won an award for the Best Mobile Strategy award focusing on the WorldMate acquisition . This makes it a double win!

 

It’s an amazing day for all of us at WorldMate and at CWT. We couldn’t have done it without your support, thank you.



January 07, 2013

Attention Android Users: Travel to New Heights!

 

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Did you forget the name of the hotel you stayed at in Seattle? Or how about the flight you took to Orlando? WorldMate’s newest update for its Android app can help you with that. Right after debuting on WorldMate for iOS, past trips arrives to WorldMate for Android. Past trips feature enables you to access all of your past trips information right from within the device and find all the details about your previous flights, hotel stays and rental cars. And if you need to re-book the same hotel room or fill out an expense report, it’s now easier than ever.

 

In addition WorldMate is now fully optimized for devices running the Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. And last but not least, are you using a HTC and a Droid device? Then you’re in luck! The new version features UI improvements for your screen resolution.

Download WorldMate version 5.5 now!

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January 01, 2013

A Successful 2012, with an Eye on the Future

 

2012 was a phenomenal year for WorldMate. We have been overwhelmed by the outpour of positive feedback from our customers, and the recognition from the travel industry and partners we’ve received. Because of this, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of the achievements from the past 12 months.

Throughout the year, we’ve been working hard to ensure all aspects of your travel needs are covered, whether it’s by extending our support to almost every travel provider out there, or by introducing our all-new hotel booking experience for iPhone and Android users. We’ve also made sure your mobile booking experience is more efficient and convenient, so you can easily spot the best hotel deals available. And to top it off, we’ve added our game-changing ‘Price Alerts’ feature that ensures you’ll never overpay for your next hotel stay. This year, we’ve introduced the highly anticipated WorldMate app for iPad, which takes full advantage of the amazing retina display, making your trip planning an even more enjoyable experience. In addition, we’ve also introduced the WorldMate app for Windows platforms.

Among the many highlights of 2012 was being awarded the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award at Google Play, featured by Apple on the ‘What’s hot’ and ‘Essential apps’ sections of the App Store and also winning the EyeForTravel Best Mobile App award.

In May, we launched the WorldMate API, enabling developers to create a virtually limitless array of applications using WorldMate’s platform with its ever-increasing knowledge. We are blown away by its immediate popularity, as well as the number of developers who eagerly rushed to join and create their own apps.

And last but not least…WorldMate reached a monumental milestone this year when we were acquired by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. This acquisition allows us to continue providing the most innovating products, faster than ever before.

 

Our focus on innovation and the customer experience is what contributed to an outstanding year. We’re extremely excited about upcoming releases, and are looking forward to exceeding not only our expectations for 2013, but yours as well.

 

Here’s to 2012! We’ve got a lot more on the way, so hang on for an extraordinary 2013!

 

November 14, 2012

Boost Your Day, Supercharge Your Trip

You asked, and we listened! WorldMate now offers you the ability to view all past trip information from directly within your device. In just a couple clicks, you can access every detail about previous flights, hotels and rental cars. And if you need to re-book the same hotel room or fill out an expense report, it’s now easier than ever.

 

In addition, you’ll see we’ve added some finishing touches to this version:

By enhancing WorldMate’s home screen to contain more of the information you need while travelling, we’re sure you’ll find it even more valuable. In addition, the local search service has been improved to make it even easier for you to locate local hot spots.

 

Have a brand new iPhone? Version 4.2 takes full advantage of the larger screen, and seamlessly integrates with iOS6’s new features.

 

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade to the newest version now.

 

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October 31, 2012

A major announcement in the evolution of WorldMate

In the early days of WorldMate, we dreamed that mobile devices were going to revolutionize the way we travel and that we would lead the charge in untethering the trillion dollar industry. It was a crazy vision because back in those days there were no smartphones and we were just a handful of young entrepreneurs and coders. Nearly 10 years and 10 million users later, we've come a long way to realizing our dream.

 

Today's announcement that we are joining Carlson Wagonlit is a monumental next step for WorldMate because it gives us access to a massive business travel audience and provides the necessary resources to transform our audacious dream into reality.

 

So what does the Carlson Wagonlit acquisition of WorldMate mean to you? For our business partners and loyal customers- rest assured. We remain steadfast in our mission and will continue evolving the WorldMate product line at an even faster pace across all the popular mobile platforms. If you are also a Carlson Wagonlit client, you can expect a dramatic upshift in your mobile travel services very soon.

 

Back at the office today, the WorldMate team is taking some time to pop the champagne and celebrate this huge day in our history. Tomorrow, we're back to work with more energy than ever before and a renewed sense of excitement.

 

August 23, 2012

WorldMate Launches The Next Big Thing on iPhone

At WorldMate, we’ve had a long history of firsts: the first travel app (2000), the first to parse travel confirmation emails and build trip itineraries (2007), the first to have in-app hotel booking (2008), and on and on.

Today we’re launching yet another first on iPhone— and it is huge! So big that it will re-draw the travel industry landscape. Travelers will love it, while the old guard in the travel industry will loathe it…. exactly the reactions one would expect when disrupting a massive industry.

 

So what is it we’re launching?

 

We call it Hotel Price Alerts, and it is light years ahead of those cumbersome price alerts for flights you may have seen from other companies.

The service, which is a free feature within WorldMate for iPhone, will automatically review your hotel reservations and let you know when we find a better deal for you.

The deal will come in one of three flavors:

  • A better price for the same hotel room
  • A better price for a similar room at a nearby hotel
  • A similar price for a much better room at a nearby hotel

 

We source the deals from our inventory of over 100,000 hotels worldwide, and the resulting offer is tailored to you by taking into account your upcoming trip, your stated preferences and your history of previous reservations. The price alert will then magically appear in your WorldMate itinerary.

 

But that’s not all. The Hotel Price Alert service makes it simple for you to book the deal directly within WorldMate within a few clicks. We can even store your personal and business credit cards to make booking a cinch whether it's a leisure or business trip.

What about canceling my original hotel booking? We’ve got that covered too. WorldMate deploys another patent-pending technology called LinkCatch to capture the cancellation policies and methods from your original hotel booking so that we can facilitate your cancelation with just a couple of clicks.

 

So, in review, the Hotel Price Alert Service

  1. Notifies you when we have a lower price for your hotel room (or a similar room at a nearby hotel)
  2. Enables you to book that room a few clicks
  3. Cancels your original reservation with a couple more clicks
  4. Is free

 

WorldMate’s Hotel Price Alerts will save you dozens, or even hundreds, of dollars per trip. It’s also going to alleviate that nagging feeling of “Am I getting hosed on the price I just paid for my hotel?” And finally it will prevent all those headaches when you want to cancel and re-book.

 

Given that we’ve got the best mobile team in the business by miles and have our LinkCatch patent pending, it is going to be a big challenge for everyone else in the industry to catch up. At the very least, it will to take them years to do so.

Until they do, WorldMate stands alone in the quest to do right by you and the hundreds of millions of other travelers around the globe.

 

If you have an iPhone (other platforms to follow soon), download WorldMate for free and give our Hotel Price Alerts a try.

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July 09, 2012

WorldMate 4 – it’s time 4 a change!


 

Booking a hotel is all too often cumbersome and way too hard to find the right accommodation for your next trip. Well WorldMate is changing the tides, making Hotel booking an extraordinary and hassle free experience. WorldMate 4.0 for iPhone has just been released and follows the same principles we’ve always believed in: giving you an incredible product experience and supporting you as best we can throughout your trip.

So what’s new?

A whole new, top notch hotel booking interface that’s designed to make hotel booking on WorldMate the best experience you can find out there on the app store.

It’s packed with endless features to simply make it the best out there: it is faster, more fluid and highly contextual, it has great filtering and search on map functionality, it can remember your credit cards for an express checkout and you can start a the search directly from your itinerary. We’ve added a new ‘Deals only’ filter button and we’ve even thrown in there a single click button to find you a great last minute hotel nearby for tonight.

 

We know you’ll love it and we’ll be waiting for your feedback on how we can make it even better.

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June 18, 2012

Getting More Social with WorldMate for Android

 

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s always fun (and important) to keep your loved ones and colleagues in the loop. So we’ve released an update today to do exactly that. First of all, you can now post travel plans from your Trip screen to your Facebook network. Don’t wish to spread the news about your travel plans to everyone? Well, we’ve also added a share itinerary by email button so you can hand select exactly with whom you want to forward your trip details.

 

In addition to various fixes and improvements, Galaxy Nexus users will be pleased with new WorldMate support for high-resolution screens.

 

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade now!

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June 11, 2012

WorldMate, now on Windows Phone!


12 years after debuting on Pocket PC, WorldMate returns to Microsoft-powered mobile devices with WorldMate for Windows Phone.

 

 

The new app features an itinerary viewer re-crafted for the Windows Phone interface, a mapping service to plot your airports, hotels, and meetings, and the ability to find out which of your Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections are nearby.

 

The app is available to download here.

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