What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry…
- Berlin Brandenberg Airport finally has something to celebrate with the announcement of Boingo Wireless being selected as the exclusive wifi provider to the new international airport in the German capital. Trying to tap into increasing desire by travellers for complimentary services, Boingo says it will give passengers using the airport up to 30 minutes basic and free wifi. The airport was due to commence operations this summer but has seen its launch delayed until March 2013.
- TripIt is unveiling a string of new features this week for its iPhone and iPad applications. The new tools allow users to find and add restaurants and other services to itineraries, select photos from a trip and also edit and maintain trip plans without leaving the applications.
- Reevoo has formed an advisory board made up of business figures from travel and other sectors across Europe. The panel, which will advise and support the reviews specialist, includes Richard Carrick former boss of Hoseasons, Sandra Leonhard, TUI‘s director of digital strategy and Debu Purkayastha, principal, new business development for Google.
- Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is celebrating after pushing a series of campaigns through the new Flip.to platform. The social marketing service was used to increase the number of existing guests making their way to the resort’s playing tables. The company says the campaigning saw 14% engagement rate with guests, equating to 250 additional taking up the gambling offers. [NB: TLabs Showcase - Flip.to].