The pervasive fragmentation in online travel is extending into mobile. Travel companies are simply applying their existing web services to native and mobile web apps.
The Scan: VirtualTourist seeks 8th Wonder, Knok raises, Cleartrip’s app and more travel technology news
Virtual Tourist, Apple-WifiSlam, Cleartrip, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Monarch Airlines, Knok, Comcast Business Hospitality, Hotwire, Dolphin Dynamics, TigerBay, Egencia, Concur and InterContinental Hotels Group all make our round up of travel tech news
Consumers use smartphones and tablets in markedly different ways when researching and booking travel. So, therefore, separate strategies are needed to play to the distinct usages of each device.
The days of over-priced in-room hotel programming accessed via a clunky, frustrating interface may soon be over: Aloft Cupertino has installed Apple TVs in each of the hotel’s rooms.
Apple versus Google – a modern battle between two giants of the digital economy which is being played out in a number of interesting ways.
Travel agency customers of the GDS can now customize the latest version, which debuts first as iOS only, and comes with new pricing terms.
Google’s suite of web and mobile-based services are continuing their penetration into travel industry. But with the launch of Glass, Google’s most hi-tech product yet, the ramifications for the sector are huge.
Mobile users with tours and activities – a perfect match, right? Perhaps not so obvious after all, with Kayak deciding to end its partner deal with GetYourGuide.
The so-called cloud and mobile should be a shining example of a marriage made in heaven, blessed by the gods and beloved by all.
We’ve all been hearing in travel about the “year of the mobile” for, well, years – but now that such predictions have come to fruition, what does it mean for travel websites?