This is the regular Tnooz roundup of product newsÂ from around the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, all with a technology, online and digital twist – Tuesday 14 June 2011.
- You can now check in online for Air China travel from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. With the addition of these four cities in North America, Web check-in is now available for the airline in 21 international cities as well as for 60 cities in China.
- MyScenicDrives.com unveiled an integrated road-trip planner, enabling travelers to use interactive maps and integrated search to create customized itineraries for day trips, weekend getaways or more extensive vacations. MyScenicDrives.com also offers its own recommendations for scenic drives and stops along the way.
- Companies planning meetings and conventions may be interested in EventPath, a solution from Smart City which uses high-speed fiber to create an integrated network between a convention center and area hotels. With EventPath, the hotels can offer remote registration for event check-in; digital signage in hotel rooms about the meetings or conventions; integrated Wi-Fi between the hotel and convention; and the ability to access convention and booth resources from the exhibit hall and hotel rooms, according to Smart City.