American Airlines’ director of mobile apps talks data says fresh functions will be unveiled soon, andÂ more items in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion on 14 September.
AA hints at its next moves in mobile apps
- AA’s app has been downloaded four million times, and it is Â ”on more devices with more functionality than any other airline’s app.”
- AA will have “new features coming out soon around iPad and location.”
- â€œGrowth [for AA's mobile initiatives] will come with â€˜presence awareâ€™ apps that tie into loyalty programs.”
- “eReaders is also a budding new area.”
Panasonic Avionics winsÂ $400 million contract to supply next-generation IFE
Skyscanner releases a Blackberry version of its app
TripAdvisor makes a key partnership in AfricaÂ
“…integrate TripAdvisor content into the NightsBridge real-time accommodation booking and front-desk reservation system used by nearly 3,000 independent property owners in 13 countries.”
Hotel rates remain strong
Data from TravelClickâ€™s August North American Hospitality Review shows the hotel industry is continuing to grow.
Committed occupancy August to December 2012 is up 5.4%, year over year, and average daily rates is up 5.6% ADR, year over year, across all travel segment segmentsÂ July 2013.