Mobile


Booking.com ODX blockchain internet marketplace
Booking.com will give data to consumers in emerging markets to access its site
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
Booking.com has signed on to try a new blockchain-based data marketplace aimed at helping brands connect with users in emerging markets.   Read More
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Offline part 3 tours and activities
Back in the offline world, part 3: Tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2018
 2018 may be remembered as a tipping point for the digitization of the tours and activities sector within the global travel industry.  Read More
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Hilton Honors app add recommendations
Hilton’s new in-app guide offers tips from hotel employees
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Hilton is adding location-based recommendations for food, nightlight, shopping and activities to its Hilton Honors mobile app.   Read More
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Beekeeper 13M funding
Beekeeper picks up $13M to grow hotel employee communication platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Beekeper, a platform that provides real-time, two-way communication among all employees in a hotel has raised an additional $13 million as a part of its Series A extension round.    Read More
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Trainline voice app Twitter alerts
Trainline's voice app uses Twitter data to communicate rail disruptions
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Train operators are the first to know about service disruptions, and now independent ticket retailer Trainline is tapping into that knowledge to keep commuters better informed.   Read More
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Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels the tools to create their own mobile applications. Read More
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Lyft Taxify launch e-scooter rentals
Ride-hailing companies Lyft, Taxify launch e-scooter rental
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2018
Two of the worlds largest on-demand transportation companies are getting into the e-scooter business.   Read More
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Guest Experience report
Upsell conversion, mobile communication top list of opportunities for hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | September 5, 2018
A new survey of hoteliers in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and Southeast Asia has found the majority are missing the opportunity to generate revenue through upselling.   Read More
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Virgin Atlantic crew get Dreamliner lessons via augmented reality
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2018
Virgin Atlantic uses augmented reality to help crew familarize themselves with the Boeing 787. Read More
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How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
By Phocuswright Research | August 31, 2018
It's critical for travel companies to understand the consumer behaviors and preferences that influence purchase decisions. Commissioned by Google, Phocuswright recently published a series of reports on... Read More
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Air Canada admits app security breach could hit thousands of passenger profiles
By Linda Fox | August 30, 2018
Air Canada says about 1% of its 1.7 million app users may be affected by last week's data breach Read More
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Online travel bookings booming in China, India, driven by millennials
Online travel bookings booming in China, India, driven by millennials
By Mitra Sorrells | August 29, 2018
Digital travel sales in China and India are far outpacing the rest of the world and that is expected to continue for the next several years.   Read More
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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
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Getaround 300M funding series D
Car-share service Getaround nails $300M funding round
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2018
Getaround, a platform that provides instant and keyless carsharing, has secured $300 million in a Series D financing round led by SoftBank, with participation from Toyota Motor Corporation.   Read More
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Alipay South Korea mobile tax refund
Alipay enables paperless tax refund service for travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2018
China-based mobile payment platform Alipay is making it easier for its users to get tax refunds for purchases they make when they travel. Read More
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