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Popular travel app Hitlist launches Android version

After $20,000,000 saved on iOS, company is ready for Android Users.

SAN FRANSISCO – Hitlist, the AI based travel app that has already helped over a million people save money on airfare, has released an Android version of their popular iPhone app. After 4 years on iOS and over $20 million saved for travelers around the globe, the company made the foray into Android based on feedback from users.

CEO and founder Gillian Morris said “We’ve always wanted to have apps out there for both major platforms. Android is more complicated to support thanks to the variety of screen sizes and versions, but users of our other products, like Wandertab, have been asking for it for years, so we had to do this for them. Being live on Android gives us the opportunity to make travel more affordable and accessible for millions more people around the world. We’re excited to be able to do that.”

Hitlist for iOS has been featured in the New York Times, TIME magazine, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, The Next Web, LifeHacker, CNBC and is famous for often saving people 50% or more on flights. In the new Android app, which is free to use, users set their home airport and build a “Hitlist” of destinations. The app uses Artificial Intelligence to search through approximately 50 million flight deals a day and when it finds deals to those locations the user immediately gets a notification to purchase before the deal goes away. Within a few clicks they can book the flight and be on their way to planning next steps. The company links into Booking.com, Airbnb, HotelTonight, Hotels.com and Tablet hotels to make Hitlist more of a one stop shop for travelers as well. Find a flight deal, and book your hotel all in few clicks. The goal, Morris says is “saving you time and money so you can travel more for less.” Unlike many flight deal newsletters and websites, Hitlist users can tailor their alerts by type of destination, region, and type of trip – from specific dates to “long weekend” to “8-10 days in February”. To manually do this would literally be a full time job. Hitlist’s deal sorting algorithms are fully automated but trained by user feedback, so they become better at distinguishing what will interest each individual user over time.

“We want Hitlist to be like a trusted friend who knows everything about the travel industry but also enough about you to recommend exactly what you’re looking for,” says Morris. Don’t really know what cities you’d like to visit? Not a problem, because Hitlist is full of travel discovery and inspiration as well. Within the app, users can track friends’ trips and follow favorite travel influencers to discover new destinations based on where your network is going. With Hitlist’s Explore Lists (see image below) you can discover new destinations via unique categories like cities with amazing kiteboarding, destinations where the dollar is strong and more.

Feeling footloose on Thursday? Find an incredible deal for a weekend trip (usually several options under $100 in the U.S) in Hitlist and it will be hard to make an excuse not to leave. 

Last year the company was featured as one of TIME Magazine’s Best Apps of 2016 and was featured as ‘App of the Day’ at Apple’s WWDC. Morris is also a widely recognized travel expert who has written for Harvard Business Review and contributed to articles in Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Skift, Conde Nast Traveler, and more. The company partners with Destination Management Organizations and other travel brands to provide unique advertising options to travel and deal focused millennials.

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