RIM media releations let us know that BlackBerry Travel 1.1 has been released today in BlackBerry App World, introducing global rental car booking, and a world clock feature allowing users to track the time across multiple locations and time zones. BlackBerry Travel now also supports hotel and rental car booking in over 20 currencies.
New in version 1.1:
– Rental Car Booking
– World Clock supporting 60,000 cities WW
– Support for BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Style
– Booking in 20 local currencies
– Updated Weather Icons
– Special Deals Search for Hotels
– Improved Hotel Recommendations
– Now available in 70 countries Worldwide
Since the launch of BlackBerry Travel 1.0 in mid-February, localized versions have been introduced in 5 languages and 49 countries, receiving over 1 million downloads. You can also find more than 8 partners in our BlackBerry Travel ecosystem, including United/Continental, Lufthansa, Hilton, Starwood, Accor and Travelport.
Don’t forget to make travel easier by taking advantage of booking car and hotel reservations through the web portal. Also BlackBerry Travel has automatic trip scanning capabilities that allow users to populate their travel itineraries as soon as confirmation emails are received in their inbox.