RIM has rolled out BlackBerry Travel v188.8.131.52 today as promised. This new version adds some improvements but mostly it is a new “Special Offers and Alerts” option. Here is how RIM describes the new update that rolled out today:
Are you a frequent flier or avid traveler? The updated BlackBerry Travel app virtually plans your trips for you, from airport pick up and drop off to accommodations and scheduling. You’ll be able to find deals on hotel and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from an airport. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that the BlackBerry Travel app will quickly notify you if your flight is delayed or cancelled, and that it can help you find a new flight right away. No matter where you do your booking, the automatic trip scanning feature can pull your trip details into the app, so you don’t have to. See all your travel updates in one place as they happen, and don’t worry about double and triple checking your itinerary; if you’ve missed anything, BlackBerry Travel will let you know!
New in BlackBerry® Travel 2.0 there is a new feature for Special Offers and Alerts.
These are optional and can be configured within the application Settings menu:
- In the BlackBerry Travel Application hit the BlackBerry® button and select Settings
- Scroll down and select Offers and Updates
- Then, once directed to the mobile site, toggle the following options Yes or No:
- BlackBerry Travel News
Receive a weekly email containing updates about the service, including tips and tricks for frequent travellers
- BlackBerry Travel Customized Daily Deals
If future itineraries are in the system for your account, receive a daily informative email about deals and offers relevant to the travel destination(s).
- BlackBerry Travel Special Offers to Your Favourite Places
Travel offers (flights, hotels and more) for destinations that you have travelled too in the past. The frequency of these offers is based on availability but will not be more than once per week.
- Special Offers For Your Next Trip
Special Travel offers are pushed to the offer card in the BlackBerry Travel application. These offers are based on your upcoming trip destinations.
- What’s New This Month in BlackBerry Travel
Once a month email containing tips, tricks, special offers and information about product features.
Let us know if you spot anything else!