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Amadeus and Expedia project strong future for smart phones

Smart phones will have more and more of a place in hotel and airline bookings and the travel experience, with Expedia announcing the launch of a hotel booking app for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, to be followed by an app for phones with an Android operating system later this year.

At the same time, Amadeus has identified the smart phone as one of the key technologies for the development of airports, with smart phone-related technology expected to improve the airport experience for passengers.

In stock trading, Amadeus gained 1.3% yesterday, with Expedia slipping 0.2%.

Selected Others daily share price movements (% change): 23-Mar-2011