The app focuses on striking, large scenic visuals - “sensuality” as Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at a launch event in San Francisco. The home screen of the new tablet app is a map with themed “collections” of cities: Cities that never sleep, romantic getaways, upcoming festivals. “Travel is a sensual experience and travel planning is about as industrial an experience as you can get,” Khosrowshahi said. “We wanted to create an experience that befits travel.” Along with the tablet app – due out this fall — Expedia also showed off its new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app. Anyone with the watch can get push notifications around a trip such as reminders to leave for the airport and notification if their flight gate changed. Get the full story at GigaOM