January 19, 2011 08:47 ET Launches Arabic for iFindHotels iPhone App

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) -, the world's leading hotel price comparison website, today announced the release of iFindHotels version 1.31 for iPhone and iPod Touch, an update that enables full support and browsing for the Arabic language to their hotel price comparison app.

A first of its kind to cater for Arab speaking users, this easy-to-use app connects to and compares hotel rates from online travel sites and direct from hotels. With integrated mapping, smart sorting and filters for search results, users can now quickly and efficiently search for hotels in any location around the world to get the best available rate.

Having recently launched, the addition of Arabic to the iFindHotels application underlines the ongoing commitment to the growing Middle Eastern travel market. As the first hotel search engine to offer a fully translated app, complete with local currencies, are excited to be able to bring the power of mobile hotel price comparison to this growing consumer segment.

iFindHotels features include:

  • Search for hotels near your current location as well as worldwide
  • Make bookings by phone toll free (with participating hotels)
  • Organize search results with price, popularity, location and airport filters
  • Complete details for every hotel -- descriptions, ratings, maps, images and more
  • Shake for map -- quickly and easily find hotel locations on a street level map
  • Fewer steps means less time from search to re-direct
  • Get hotel rates in the currency of your choice
  • Completely ad free -- no annoying onscreen ads
  • No account registration required

Hichame Assi, Head of Strategy and Online Marketing for, said, "We see great opportunities to further our growth within the Arab speaking markets, for both our iFindHotels app, as well as our core website. We're excited to be the first to have a fully functional app in Arabic and look forward to the continuing expansion of HotelsCombined into the Middle East region, which is fast becoming a key global travel market."

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About is the world's leading hotel price comparison search engine. The site streamlines more than 2,500,000 real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from online travel agents including,,,,, and direct from hotels including Hilton, Accor Hotels, Choice Hotels, Best Western and Intercontinental Hotel Group. More than 6.5 million monthly users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner Web sites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals.

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