Book a Bed & Breakfast Vacation Using Your iPhone
For those of us who crave unique travel opportunities, there is no better place to stay than a bed & breakfast inn or a boutique hotel, where service
and style go hand in hand. Here's a cool travel tool that is quickly becoming a hit. Computer giant Apple and ILoveInns.com, publishers of more than
60 travel books, have teamed up to create an easy way for inngoers to find and book a stay at a country inn or B&B. InnTouch, new and free
downloadable software, is now available exclusively for those with an iPhone or iPod Touch.
This comprehensive software includes detailed descriptions of more than 3,500 inns, boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts throughout the United
States and Canada. InnTouch also provides photos of the properties, information about rates and links to the inn's website. When you are ready to
book a room, simply touch the green "Call" box and you will be connected to the B&B or boutique hotel automatically. The software is available online
at the Apple App Store and ILoveInns.com; it takes just a few seconds to download and is free of charge.
The InnTouch '09 application includes travel information that is updated daily by both innkeepers and the ILoveInns staff, so you will always have the
most accurate details at your fingertips. In addition, ILoveInns also has included more than 1,000 favorite innkeeper recipes on the application, so you
can enjoy some inn cuisine in your own home.
Chris Monahan, the chief technology officer at iLoveInns, designed the application and explains, "You can search for inns by city or area, using the
"Nearby" feature. This pulls your GPS coordinates and shows you nearby bed & breakfasts or boutique hotels and inns within 60 miles."
With the program's all-in-one convenience, the user can call the inn with one touch, bypassing the need to push each number individually. Travelers
can see the inn address on a map, receive directions, save the address in their contact list and email or visit the inn's website with just one click.
"We plan on adding many new features in the upcoming year," Monahan said, "but after our initial launch, InnTouch already has received great
response from travelers who are using it worldwide.
About the Author
Jane Leisteiner enjoys writing and loves traveling to bed and breakfasts. For more information on this iPhone travel tool or to search thousands of bed
and breakfast inns, check out the iLoveInns website.