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BlackBerry Travel v2.0.16.99 update rolling out in App World

By Michelle Haag on 9 Jan 2012 02:16 pm EST
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BlackBerry Travel

As mentioned earlier, Research In Motion is rolling out updates to some popular BlackBerry applications today. BBM v6.1.0.49 has already started popping up for many users in App World, and now BlackBerry Travel v2.0.16.99 is showing as well. If you are an avid traveler, you likely already know about this app, and use it. From the Inside BlackBerry blog:

The updated BlackBerry Travel app virtually plans your trips for you, from airport pick up and drop off to accommodations and scheduling. You’ll be able to find deals on hotel and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from an airport. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that the BlackBerry Travel app will quickly notify you if your flight is delayed or cancelled, and that it can help you find a new flight right away. No matter where you do your booking, the automatic trip scanning feature can pull your trip details into the app, so you don’t have to. See all your travel updates in one place as they happen, and don’t worry about double and triple checking your itinerary; if you’ve missed anything, BlackBerry Travel will let you know!

If the update isn't showing for you yet, you can try refreshing App World (hold Alt and press R,S,T) or just wait a bit and check back later.

More information/download BlackBerry Travel

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1199 (articles) 1687 (forum posts)

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BlackBerry Travel v2.0.16.99 update rolling out in App World

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I'm a huge fan of BB Travel. Great app. Works great on my 9930 running OS7.

I've mainly used it to keep track of my itineraries (I book through corporate travel site), but was pleasantly surprise how great it is at looking up hotels. Nice interface and really easy to browse lots of hotels sorted in different ways (by price, proximity to a location, etc).

Just tried the update for blackberry travel and it says it isn't compatible with my OS7 device.

I get the same problem. When I launch it I get a dialog that says Oops, it seems the version installed is not compatible with your device. Please download the correct version.

I am running a 9860 with 7.0.0 Bundle 2406.

I just used BBM travel to plan a trip to Disneyworld! Fantastic. All of the relevant info in one easy to find place. Thank you RIM.

Hi @kiseka,

Alex from RIM here. Glad to hear you’re putting BlackBerry Travel to work for you and your family. I just arrived in Vegas this week for CES 2012, and BlackBerry Travel has been a huge help for keeping tabs on my flight, hotel and rental car. It makes traveling a breeze.

Enjoy your trip to Disneyworld, and be sure to stay up to date on the latest BlackBerry app updates on our Inside BlackBerry Blog: http://bbry.lv/cWR2rg.

Cheers,
Alex, RIM Social Media Team

Awesome App! The only thing that I'm pissed about is (I'm in Canada), when I booked a Canadian hotel recently, I didn't notice that it charged me in USD funds. I had to cancel the trip and rebook, and subsequently cancel again both times charging me in US funds. I didn't notice it in either instance.
My Credit Card refunded me the amounts, but took a huge chunk of the refund due to lame conversions... 1.0786 on the debit and 0.9948 on the credit. So I lost money on it all because I assumed that it was charging me in Canadian funds; being a Canadian, using it in Canada, and booking a Canadian hotel, go figure!!

Advil, I've been looking forward to using this App - and I live in Australia and make bookings here and o/s.

Thank you for your info - my guess is that it will charge me USD as well - sucko! - rather than AUD.

In that case I will only use this app to keep a record of all my bookings and not to make bookings.

Until this app recognises the currency of the home country for ALL charges it's useless to use for booking anything!

Heavens1, I believe it was my error. I think that it is configurable for different currencies, and I thought that I did set it for CAD.
I think when I started booking Hotels, etc, I used the web link from a flight confirmation email to book, and on that page when I booked it went through as USD. Perhaps it showed me the Canadian pricing, but charged through in USD. It was back in November/December and I can't recall exactly.
The back end is Travelnow.com, a US company.

Aside from that (I'll have to figure out what went wrong), it's a fantastic trip "organizer". But for now, I'll just let it grab the info from my confirmation emails booked elsewhere.

I used to love the WorldMate app (the company that made this app for RIM) So much so that I paid for a monthly Gold membership. BB Travel leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I prefer TripIt.

I used to love the WorldMate app (the company that made this app for RIM) So much so that I paid for a monthly Gold membership. BB Travel leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I prefer TripIt.

I have to agree here. I had a Gold membership and the features offered were far more than what is in this app. Being able to look up phone prefixes, go directly to the site and modify, currency look up, airline listings with flt. info, and other features not present do leave a lot to be desired. Was looking forward to this being a clone or with feature updates to meet what WorldMate had at a minimum. Don't know why this happened and WorldMate fell down here.

I am not sure what you are talking about... have you used this app?

This app gives you many of the Gold features for FREE.

Click on the services button, and you can look flights, status, weather and world clock and currency converter is right there.

Same issue here. i installed it via Application World, and it should have validate whether my OS version is compatible or not, seems it assumes that OS 7.0 is the same as 7.1, in reality, it's different and BlackBerry Travel 2.0 only works in 7.0.

I just installed it on a 9300 7.0, 9900 7.1 with no issues.

Alex from RIM - Thanks for the link to the BLOG. I will check it out.

We used this app to plan a holdiay day trip to Europe with many hotels, flight and car rental and it was great to have all this info on the fly. It even tells you if you are missing a hotel for long complicated trips (we had book 10 different hotels!)

I'm on latest VZN official, 7.1.163, and when I installed this it is KILLING my battery. Used to go all day and get about 50% at the end, but no i can BARELY make the end of the day. Deleting this app and seeing if my theory is right. Will update soon