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Luxury hotels and ecommerce: snobbery or laziness?
Luxury hotels and ecommerce: snobbery or laziness?
By Viewpoints | January 20, 2014
Many high-end businesses (such as luxury hotels) don’t dignify ecommerce and use the web for pure... Read More
News | Online
Are ski destinations and operators leading a social and tech wave in travel?
Are ski destinations and operators leading a social and tech wave in travel?
By Kevin May | January 17, 2014
Both North American and European ski destinations are entering the peak period for 2014, as millions... Read More
News | Technology
Perhaps Friday should be all about #unfollow on social media
Perhaps Friday should be all about #unfollow on social media
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2014
SOCIAL: Twitter and Facebook are the embodiment of modern life, channelled through the lens of social... Read More
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What have been the game-changers in social media so far?
What have been the game-changers in social media so far?
By PhocusWire | January 16, 2014
SOCIAL: "Tweeting it", "Share that link on Facebook", "I'll ping you on Whatsapp"... Phrases that are... Read More
News | Technology
Hotel giants fall victim to spam attack on Google
Hotel giants fall victim to spam attack on Google
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2014
Google has confirmed it is working to fix an attack on big brand hotels including Marriott and Hilton,... Read More
News | Distribution
Brick-by-brick - China starts dismantling wall of air distribution
Brick-by-brick - China starts dismantling wall of air distribution
By Karthick Prabu | January 15, 2014
Possible game-changer alert: the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the... Read More
News | Distribution
Tours and activities service BeMyGuest acquires Indiescapes
Tours and activities service BeMyGuest acquires Indiescapes
By Karthick Prabu | January 14, 2014
In an effort to expand its presence in South East Asia, Singapore-based tours and activities service... Read More
News | Distribution
Instagram may be Facebook's filter to strategic glory
Instagram may be Facebook's filter to strategic glory
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2014
SOCIAL: Doubts remain across the board that Facebook, despite the vast size of its community, is a... Read More
News | Online
Cruise tracking tech brings friends along for the ride
Cruise tracking tech brings friends along for the ride
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2014
While everyone acknowledges travel is one of the most shared subjects across social networks, making... Read More
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Mobile app developers - no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Mobile app developers - no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2014
DEVICES: Some believed that every man, woman and child (okay, maybe not the last one) owning a... Read More
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