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Travelocity wants to tap into the growing trend of last-minute bookings by discounting rooms reserved less than two days ahead, but its most convenient feature is a credit card scan for auto-fill payments.

Travelocity today launched an iPhone app for on-the-go, last-minute hotel shoppers called Hotel Deals by lastminute.com.

The app, now available to download from the Apple App store for free, promises deals on three-star-and-up properties for people needing hotel rooms tonight, tomorrow or the next day for up to seven nights.

This particular app tries to save travelers time by offering users a credit-card scan feature that uses the iPhone’s camera to capture and auto-fill the billing information.

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Tags: apps, ios, travelocity