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VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 28, 2018
Viselio is a digital visa service, cutting the time to apply for a visa from several hours to just a couple of minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
ALICE and Puerto Rico partnership
New app aims to boost tourism in Puerto Rico, nearly one year after Hurricane Maria
By Mitra Sorrells | August 24, 2018
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is partnering with hotel operations platform ALICE and Roca Marketing to bolster tourism on the island by enhancing communications between hotels and tourists. Read More
News | Technology
Uber told it's a taxi company, not a web service
Uber told it's a taxi company, not a web service
By Kevin May | December 20, 2017
Uber can be treated the same as any other transport service, and therefore subject to rules and regulations as other taxi firms. Read More
News | Online
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
By Bernard Marr - LinkedIn | December 19, 2017
The speed of change in technology over the past few years has been astonishing - with applications of it related to many areas of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Uber to offer panic buttons in bid to improve emergency response
Uber to offer panic buttons in bid to improve emergency response
By Nick Vivion | February 5, 2015
In response to last year's reported rape of a passenger in India, Uber will offer a panic button within the app for improved emergency response in that country. The announcement is a swift response Read More
News | Technology
New technology targets fake IDs in bid to help Interpol catch criminals and fraudsters
New technology targets fake IDs in bid to help Interpol catch criminals and fraudsters
By Nick Vivion | July 30, 2013
International intelligence agency Interpol has implemented new technology in a bid to identify fraudulent IDs and prevent illegal movement across borders. Read More
News | Online
Visitation to the United States hits all-time record
Visitation to the United States hits all-time record
By Nick Vivion | July 1, 2013
The US Department of Commerce has released their latest report, showing a record surge in visitation to the United States in 2012. Read More
News | Online
Advanced Passport Control promises a technological fix for long immigration lines
Advanced Passport Control promises a technological fix for long immigration lines
By Nick Vivion | May 10, 2013
The United State Border Control has implemented new technology aimed at reducing lines and increasing the efficiency of the United States border crossing process. Read More
News | Online
Are governments finally getting it right with travel advice on the web?
Are governments finally getting it right with travel advice on the web?
By Viewpoints | March 26, 2013
The new UK government travel advice pages from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were launched this week. Read More
News | Online
How technology and some smart thinking can help with the safety of travellers
How technology and some smart thinking can help with the safety of travellers
By Viewpoints | April 20, 2012
With 2012 seemingly quieter for the industry in terms of major travel shocks around the world, it would be easy to forget about a part of the ecosystem that travellers find important. Read More
News | Online
Designing the perfect travel alert and advice service for government websites
Designing the perfect travel alert and advice service for government websites
By Viewpoints | January 9, 2012
The UK government’s Foreign Office is testing a new online "Traffic Light" system for travel advice - but it does not go far enough. Read More
News | Online
Online traffic light system for travel safety advice is good but needs refining
Online traffic light system for travel safety advice is good but needs refining
By Viewpoints | January 5, 2012
Interesting developments in the world of the official travel advice on the internet issued by governments. Read More
News | Online
How governments can improve travel safety alerts through technology and social media
How governments can improve travel safety alerts through technology and social media
By Viewpoints | December 13, 2011
In the last few years we've had tsunamis, Sars, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, country-wide strife, strikes and, of course, Eyjafjallajoekull, which created a worldwide ash cloud panic. Read More
News | Online
24 hours in the life of an overseas consulate [VIDEO]
By Kevin May | August 4, 2011
Doubles all round (maybe not the best turn of phrase) at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office today after reporting a fall in the number of arrests of UK citizens abroad. Read More
News | Online
UK government wants to axe hotel star ratings, web systems better
UK government wants to axe hotel star ratings, web systems better
By Kevin May | January 24, 2011
UK tourist authorities are to withdraw their support for the long-standing hotel star rating system, claiming user reviews are a better indicator of quality. Read More
News | Online
TLabs Showcase - PublicSectorDirect
TLabs Showcase - PublicSectorDirect
By Kevin May | November 5, 2010
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK-based public sector travel web service PublicSectorDirect. Read More
News | Online