By Ray Nicolini
The next time you board a plane, train or automobile, be sure to pack the new BlackBerry Travel app, an all-in-one mobile travel service!
BlackBerry Travel enables you to search for travel options; plan and manage flight itineraries; book hotels, transportation and other activities; and tap into your social networks by connecting with friends and family while traveling – all from a single app on your BlackBerry. The app integrates with your BlackBerry email addresses to populate itineraries and send you important updates.
Whether you’re embarking on a “European Vacation” or regularly “Up in the Air,” BlackBerry Travel packs a suitcase full of helpful features:
- Itinerary Management – View, create, and edit current and future itinerary items including flight, hotel, car rental, meetings, public transportation and more
· Automatic Trip Catch – Never manually enter an itinerary! BlackBerry Travel automatically acknowledges email itineraries sent to your BlackBerry email address and populates the details into the BlackBerry travel app
· Social Sharing – Easily view, search and connect with LinkedIn contacts traveling to the same location
- Notifications & Alerts – Receive push-based notifications and alerts for itinerary updates, flight reminders/alerts and connections information
- Flight Schedules – Find flight schedules by city, airport and date
- Hotel Search & Book – Search and book hotels, and rank results based on location, price and quality
- Local Search – Search for local dining, shopping, nightlife and more, with access to maps, reviews and click-to-call via a Yelp-powered local search tool
- Tools – Easily access world clocks, currency converters, weather, flight status updates and maps from one app!
The BlackBerry Travel app is available as a beta download beginning today from the Test Center category on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld) for BlackBerry smartphone users in North America, the UK and Spain.
From your BlackBerry you can download BlackBerry Travel App Here.