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From novelty to ultilty: Aloft's robobutler rolls into Silicon Valley
From novelty to ultilty: Aloft's robobutler rolls into Silicon Valley
By Nick Vivion | August 13, 2014
The robot butler is here, and its more than just a novelty - at least that's what Starwood's Aloft is... Read More
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Ibiza hotel updates guest bracelet with integrated PayPal payments
Ibiza hotel updates guest bracelet with integrated PayPal payments
By Nick Vivion | August 13, 2014
The Palladium Hotel Group, behind iconic Ibiza hotel brands like Ushuaïa and Hard Rock, has once again... Read More
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See, you can make six-second Vine clips work
See, you can make six-second Vine clips work
By PhocusWire | August 13, 2014
SOCIAL: Rejoice! Finally a use for Vine beyond the quirky cat accidents or children falling over (we... Read More
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Hello, online travel industry - are you considering these five questions?
Hello, online travel industry - are you considering these five questions?
By Pamela Whitby | August 13, 2014
Do you know what your competition is doing? If not, now is perhaps the time to find out. It’s the time... Read More
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RelayRides raises another $10 million (after $25 million investment two months ago)
RelayRides raises another $10 million (after $25 million investment two months ago)
By Karthick Prabu | August 13, 2014
Peer-to-peer car rental company, RelayRides has raised additional $10 million, in a Series B round led... Read More
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Thomas Cook tests virtual reality holidays, thanks to Oculus
Thomas Cook tests virtual reality holidays, thanks to Oculus
By Sean O'Neil | August 12, 2014
Thomas Cook's nineteenth-century passion for the theatre of selling travel has not only survived but... Read More
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Pause for thought in the online travel industry
Pause for thought in the online travel industry
By Viewpoints | August 12, 2014
There are some who remain very concerned about the digital strategy of many within the online travel... Read More
News | Online
Ten-point checklist to build and market mobile apps [INFOGRAPHIC]
Ten-point checklist to build and market mobile apps [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Karthick Prabu | August 12, 2014
The market is increasingly moving towards a mobile-first approach (in some cases, mobile-only) with... Read More
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Chaos ensues - user likes everything he sees on Facebook for 48 hours
Chaos ensues - user likes everything he sees on Facebook for 48 hours
By PhocusWire | August 12, 2014
SOCIAL: Brands the world over are still trying to figure out exactly how to work the mechanics behind... Read More
News | Online
Three online travel giants and three approaches to the new travel ecosystem
Three online travel giants and three approaches to the new travel ecosystem
By Viewpoints | August 11, 2014
This year has illustrated that major online players now appear to want the traveler to get everything... Read More
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