Spanish OTA Destinia has created “Hotel Near Me,” which allows Glass users to search for hotels, and then ultimately book one of the 200,000 hotels on the site. With Hotel Near Me, travelers who swipe the side of Google glasses can see a bunch of nearby hotel choices. They can scroll through the list, filter by price, check out photos and make a reservation.
The app announced Friday claims to be the world's first for Google glass, though it's still in the testing phase awaiting final approval from Google, reports the Los Angeles Times. As we reported in mid-April, the Starwood Hotels Google Glass app is available for use in beta right now.
The company created the following video, and despite the fact that this woman looks a bit daft standing there talking to herself on the side of a busy street in Madrid, the utility could be useful for last-minute bookers, reports Tnooz.
“Technology is revolutionizing tourism, making the traveler’s day-to-day life easier and easier,” Destinia CEO Amuda Goueli said. “Companies like ours must always be on the cutting edge, anticipating our clients’ needs. We are working to perfect the augmented reality, which allows users to find hotels in their immediate vicinity. And in the future, this application will have many more features.
In the announcement, the companies said they plan to beef up the app with more bells and whistles. "For example, users will be able to refine their searches with additional voice commands," said Manuel de la Calle, co-founder of Glob3 Mobile.
Destinia users will be able to see their past and current reservations. The app was created in collaboration with Glob3Mobile, and is currently pending approval by Google.