Search for Venice via Hotels.com app rises by 138 per cent.
Hotels.com - which is part of online travel agent Expedia - experienced a 22 per cent spike for use of its mobile app at the weekend, as users prepared for last minute Valentine's Day breaks.
The app, which has been downloaded four million times, had its busiest day ever on Sunday, February 12th, as searches peaked between 4pm and 10pm.
Venice, Paris and Rome all proved to be key choices with app users, receiving search increases of 138 per cent, 33 per cent and 28 per cent respectively.
Alison Couper, communications director, Hotels.com, said: "We all know that Valentine’s Day is a busy time of year for hotel bookings, but this year we have seen a surge in searches just a few days before the big day, showing that people are using the apps to book spontaneous getaways on the go.
"For people who lead hectic lifestyles it can be difficult to find the perfect present for Valentine’s Day, but with the Hotels.com mobile app you can still surprise your loved one and book the perfect hotel straight from your phone, quickly and securely."
The Hotels.com app runs on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Symbian.