Speaking at the first Expedia Partner Appreciation Event in Hong Kong this week, Expedia’s area manager, Jenny Wong, said: “This year, we observed that about 15 out of 100 bookings are generated by mobile phones, which is 193 per cent year-on-year growth. This demonstrates great potential (for further growth). “About 40 per cent of mobile bookings are for same-day reservations or within three days of booking, so I recommend hotel partners ensure same-day room availability. Mobile-only special deals are definitely a plus,” she added. Kathleen Tan, CEO of AirAsiaExpedia, said her company had enhanced its booking platform by rolling out a new app for tablets six weeks ago for both iOS and Android tablets. Get the full story at TTG Asia