HotelTonight’s Mobile-Only Booking App Now Covering 50 Destinations

While online travel companies like Orbitz are claiming that 20 percent or more of their hotel bookings are coming from mobile, here’s one company that has all of its revenue coming from mobile: HotelTonight, which allows consumers to find last minute-deals through an app, says it has reached three million app downloads in slightly more than a year. It is now live in 50 destinations, with recently added locations including St. Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Salt Lake City. No word on the company’s revenue.


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