In the battle to appeal to tech-savvy travellers, London hotel Ecclestone Square is laying claim to being the most hi-tech property in the capital with a string of gadget-led features.
Retail outlet guide for mobiles, Point Inside, is unveiling a major upgrade of its service with detailed maps of airports across North America for Apple devices.
It was bound to happen eventually: July 2010 will be the first time any aircraft in the world will be fitted with Apple iPad devices for in-flight entertainment.
Guidebook giant Lonely Planet may be seeing the error of its ways in the most dramatic way possible after scrapping the price for some of its iPhone city guides this week.
Travel content and planning service GeckoGo has released results of a survey of members and their willingness to jump on the iPad bandwagon – but in short: mixed results.
OK, you probably already knew this, but kids have discovered apps.
My 11-year-old daughter, Daniela, routinely discusses the apps she has on her Nintendo DSi.
And, from his iPod Touch, my 13-year-old son, Yuri, is now sending me e-mails through his Travelocity app, hounding me to take him on another Disney Cruise. We sailed on the Disney Wonder last year, and my kids officially have the cruise bug.
Priceline introduced a free Hotel Negotiator app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch that enables you to bid for and book a Name-Your-Own Price hotel room up to 11 p.m. ET on the evening of your hoped-for stay.
Mobile applications are particularly geared for these last-minute — or, should we say, last-hour — bookings as travelers, who find themselves without a room, can use their iPhones to secure a room whether the would-be customers find themselves at an airport, stranded at an endless business meeting, or at the local saloon.
Last month, Priceline President and CEO Jeffery Boyd talked of envisioning a day when consumer behavior would change so that it would become more commonplace for people to book a room once they arrive at a destination instead of before the trip.