HelloTel Announces 100,000 Domestic Downloads and International Expansio

New countries include Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil


CHICO, Calif., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HelloTel App, the travelers' social network, is pleased to announce that it is now available for download in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil with the ability to check-in to hotels in each country. The virally popular app is also celebrating more than 100,000 downloads in the U.S, split evenly between business and leisure travelers. HelloTel has also partnered with VEGAS (the app) to include ticket information for Las Vegas shows directly inside of HelloTel's Android and iOS apps.

"We are excited to be available now in four of the top international travel destinations and know that travelers will enjoy connecting with one another on their next vacation or business trip," said HelloTel App CEO and Founder Marc Lewis. "HelloTel is poised for exceptional growth, and this is only the beginning for us."

With over 100,000 downloads in the U.S. alone, the time was right for HelloTel to expand internationally. This marks the first of many updates to come with the ability to check-in to hotels and connect with fellow travelers in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil. Not only can U.S. travelers use the app while traveling abroad, but residents in each country can also now download and utilize HelloTel. The app is on track to eclipse 1,000,000 downloads this year.

HelloTel has partnered with VEGAS (the app), and will roll out new features in May 2015 for Sin City-revelers including the ability to discover tours, attractions, and nightlife; purchase show tickets; and more right inside the app. The social networking app will roll out new partnerships and promotions in the coming months that add value and benefits to its business and leisure travelers.

After downloading HelloTel App free from the Google Play or App Store, users can create a profile with one simple touch using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts. The app will automatically begin scanning for hotels or places of interest nearby to check-in. Once checked in, users will see all the social activity in their hotel and nearby in a rich social environment. Find events at your hotel, meet new people, network with other business travelers or ask the community for reviews on local businesses. Not currently traveling? Simply check-in to a location nearby and join the conversation.

The HelloTel App experience can be customized through personalized social feeds that display travelers that are in the same hotel or nearby, and for those who are there to socialize or for businesses. The latest version of the app includes push notifications when users interact with your content, public comments, posted pictures and even private message notifications.

The free app is available for download now at http://www.HelloTelApp.com and on the iOS App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hellotel-app/id923547336?mt=8 &uo=4 or on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hellotel.hellotel.

About HelloTel App

Launched in October 2014, HelloTel App is a mobile application available now on iOS and Android. HelloTel App connects hotel guests together like never before by allowing them to post comments and photos and direct message each other. For more information, visit http://www.hellotelapp.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hellotelapp or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at http://www.twitter.com/hellotelapp and http://www.instagram.com/hellotelapp.

Matt Kovacs/Nick Valente
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