We were asked recently to help out with a BBC FastTrack show which was looking at attitudes in the industry and with travellers to providing free wifi for guests in hotels.
The giant of corporate tools, which books $9 billion in travel a year, is supplementing its GDS content with additional regional suppliers via more user-friendly reservation tools.
Travel tech news from Limo.Travel, Group Travel Odyssey, Traveldoo, Expedia Affiliate Network, AirAsia, SITA and more.
A good sign for those campaigning (or voting with their feet) for free wifi in hotels in recent years, with news that 67% of hotels in Europe are giving wifi as a complimentary service.
The international metasearch site is trying to raise awareness among US consumers by meeting them in person, Starwood came out tops in a ranking of hotel brands by digital competence, and more travel tech news.
Some interesting stats from eTourism Monitor here on who is dominating the online hotel world in Switzerland
The Scan: Celebrities boost BA sales, Delta hints at tech plans, ClearTrip adopts Passbook, and more news
Rihanna, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Google, ClearTrip, Apple’s Passbook, HotelsPro, HRS, Carsolize, Thai Airways, Air New Zealand, TelMap, Tagman, Accelya, and Revera all make today’s round-up of travel technology news briefs.
Priceline calls out CheapOair for inflated savings claims, Hotwire says consumer usage has doubled of its opaque hotels service, and more news briefs from the travel trade.