Online hotel booking site laterooms.com has launched a mobile service allowing users to book rooms on the move.
The site, accessible from mobile phones, provides the same information as the main website, but with fewer graphics and simplified navigation to speed up download times.
Once a hotel has been chosen, the user is given a booking reference number, which they use to contact the mobile call centre, who continues the booking over the phone.
This removes the need to send sensitive information like credit card details over a possible unsecured network.
Launched in 1999, LateRooms is a hotel reservations website used as an online clearing house by hotels for their unsold hotel rooms, usually at below rack rate prices.