The popular and free BlackBerry Travel app got an update to v1.1 today. We heard rumors that it was coming so its nice to see it pan out. This updated version brings three main new features that should please globe trotters. Version 188.8.131.52 bring:
- Mobile Rental Car Booking: To get you where you need to go, you can now book a rental car from almost any rental car agency anywhere in the world, whenever you need transportation.
- World Clock: One of the most often-requested features, we now have a world clock that has been designed to allow you to track the time across multiple locations worldwide. This is very handy when trying to figure the best time to call family back home!
- Support for Car and Hotel Bookings in local currencies: We’ve added 20 international currencies to accommodate booking in local currencies.
In App World they added a bit more detail to the updated features and stats including:
- Rental Car Booking
- World Clock supporting 60,000 cities WW
- Support for BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Style
- Booking in 20 local currencies
- Updated Weather Icons
- Special Deals Search for Hotels
- Improved Hotel Recommendations
- Now available in 70 countries Worldwide
They also announced that the app has seen more than a million downloads especially since they introduced localized versions catering to five languages in 49 countries. WorldMate together with RIM has also added 20 partners to their system including United/Continental, Lufthansa, Hilton, Starwood, Accor and Travelport.