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'Smart tourism:' Should destinations take ownership of enhancing the in-destination experience through technology?
'Smart tourism:' Should destinations take ownership of enhancing the in-destination experience through technology?
By Nick Vivion | April 4, 2018
This is the latest in a series of articles spun out of [email protected], recorded live over three days at ITB Berlin this March. More clips and interviews to come here, as well as on our YouTube channel. Read More
News | Technology
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
By Scott Garner - ADARA | March 19, 2018
For the NCAA basketball tournament, college loyalists are traveling in shows of support for their favorite teams. Here’s how the Arizona Office of Tourism used travel data to quantify the impact of its... Read More
Opinion | Online
Amadeus Video Solutions
Amadeus' new interactive videos encourage traveler search and shopping
By Mitra Sorrells | March 6, 2018
Amadeus has created a new solution to help travel brands, destination marketing organizations, and online travel agencies use interactive video to facilitate consumers’ travel search and shopping.... Read More
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WeChat usage by travel brands
How travel brands are using WeChat to reach Chinese consumers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2018
With more than 963 million active users each month, WeChat is the leading social media app in China.   Read More
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Why "smart cities" disguise other issues
Why "smart cities" disguise other issues
By Bruce Sterling - The Atlantic | February 20, 2018
The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
By Chris Baraniuk - BBC | February 12, 2018
Academics and tourism leaders have discussed overtourism in Iceland (and elsewhere) for many years, yet it is a blockchain-led process that could have another fundamental impact on the island nation. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Google's tough path to understanding language
Google's tough path to understanding language
By Douglas Hofstadter - The Atlantic | February 5, 2018
If you're a translator or a linguist, tech-powered services like these must be either be an irritation or, worse, a drive your accuracy radar mad. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Prepare for impact: autonomous vehicles will reshuffle the travel industry
Prepare for impact: autonomous vehicles will reshuffle the travel industry
By Alex Bainbridge - The Spontaneous Travel Company | January 26, 2018
Self-driving vehicles will, along with Blockchain, perhaps, be the next big industry-wide invention to make and break companies. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Helix buys attractions tech startup Booking Boss
Helix buys attractions tech startup Booking Boss
By Kevin May | January 15, 2018
Australia-based Booking Boss, provider of booking and ticketing tools to operators in tours and activities, has sold to Helix Leisure. Read More
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Amazon patent blends reality to virtual locales
Amazon patent blends reality to virtual locales
By Alan Boyle - GeekWire | January 3, 2018
Amazon has a new patented technology: a blended-reality display that puts your image into a virtual scene. Read More
Notated News | Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: In-Destination Experiences and End-to-End Journey
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: In-Destination Experiences and End-to-End Journey
By PhocusWire | December 21, 2017
Travel is not about airline seats or hotel rooms - people travel for leisure to experience the destination, business travelers are on a mission to complete specific goals.  Read More
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PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Call Centers and Mobile AR
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Call Centers and Mobile AR
By PhocusWire | December 20, 2017
Technologies at the opposite end of the spectrum - but important considerations for any travel brand as they embark on the next 12 months. Read More
News | Technology
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
By Laurent Hrybyk - Wired | December 13, 2017
Though the Next Big Thing won’t appear for a while, we know pretty much what it will look like. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Mixing media is the smart shift for travel in 2018
Mixing media is the smart shift for travel in 2018
By Jim Price - PebblePost | December 13, 2017
There was a shift felt across the travel industry when Booking.com announced in November that they would be more than doubling their investment in television advertising. Read More
Opinion | Online
Chinese web travel brand Mafengwo raises $133M
Chinese web travel brand Mafengwo raises $133M
By Kevin May | December 12, 2017
Another major capital-raise heading to a Chinese online travel agency - this time it's $133 million in the pockets of Mafengwo. Read More
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