To thousands of eager travellers it is the chance of a lifetime – to many marketers in the travel industry it is the PR stunt that just keeps on giving. Again and again.
The Scan – TourWrist signs 40 travel companies, Abacus FareX, mobile app updates and more travel tech news
Updates from Abacus, FoodPanda, Google Maps for iOS, Tourism Australia, Routes Asia, RateTiger, SiteMinder, FlightView, CouponCabin survey results, TourWrist, TripShock and MyDestination makes to the travel technology news shortlist for March 6.
Morning Scan: Expedia migrates smoothly, Southwest has an IT fiasco, Priceline preps for earnings, and more travel tech news
Expedia says its migration to a unified IT platform for all of its brands is going smoothly, while Southwest admits that a technical glitch in its reservation system caused ridiculous billing glitches for hundreds of customers. Meanwhile, speculation runs rife about whether Priceline’s earnings report tomorrow.
TripAdvisor and Tourism Australia have partnered in a media campaign designed to put the destination front of mind for people making a decision about where to go
Mr and Mrs Smith tie in with Tourism Australia, Etihad digi campaign, HRG North America role, Affiliate Window eyes US… What else is going on in the world of travel tech…
Tourism Australia highlights Aboriginal culture, TripIt moves into hotel tips, Avis extends online guides, Thailand opens YouTube channel, Aruba builds guide app… What else is happening in travel tech around the world.
Tourism Australia targets Gen-Y, Thomas Cook centralises affiliate work, GuestCentric telecom deal, SITA-JDA-Intelex unite, EgyptAir adopts Lufthansa planning system… A round-up of other stories from across the industry.