Two travel companies - HostelWorld and Teletext Holidays - have joined the frantic rush to develop Apple iPhone applications.
The Dublin-based HostelWorld app is a major attempt at replicating much of the functionality on the main website onto the handset including hostel bookings, ability to view photos and read reviews of accommodation and pinpoint a user's location on a local.
The free app also allows users to store favourites and personal preferences for later use.
Meanwhile, Teletext Holidays has developed a much simpler product to showcase its deals.
The app pumps out a regular daily dose of special product rates from the main Teletext Holidays website. Users can select individual deals to view images and be connected by phone to the seller.
Teletext has also include a save function to allow users to store different items.