Trip4Real expands to seven countries, TravelClick has a Media Suite, and more...NewsBy PhocusWire | June 30, 2016Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for June 2016.Thursday 30 June 2016:Trip4Real expands to seven new countries The peer-to-peer local guide platform will bow be available in Hungary, Greece, Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Turkey. The service is already available in a number of European countries and claims to have some 5,000 guides and activities available.Wednesday 29 June 2016:TravelClick launches Media Suite The travel tech provider has integrated its Rate360 tool into its existing Single Media Subscription service so that hotels can monitor and manage their rates within their online travel agency partners. The idea is that it will allow properties to maximise direct bookings and better manage their paid search and display media campaigns.AccorHotels Australia streamlines with TourConnectThe agreement will give properties under the Accor banner in Australia the ability to manage their annual contracting process with tour operators and wholesalers. Instead of manually distributing rates each year to partners, TourConnect will store rates and contracts on its cloud-based platform and connect to each customer via its API.Friday 24 June 2016:BD4Travel personalises DERThe online travel portal has asked BD4Travel to test how it can better target visitors to the site by analysing their search behaviour. BD4Travel then issues customised travel offers to the user and modifies the pages of the site based on the user's activity. The pilot is scheduled to run until the end of the year.Travel Planners International accelerates with TriseptTPI has some 3,300 travel agencies in its network using the Trisept Xcelerator product as part of the deal between the pair. Xcelerator allows agents to organise and automate sales, marketing and client services within a single dashboard.Wednesday 22 June 2016:Hilton gets chatty The global chain is using 7 Chat technology to help travellers through the online booking process. The chat service enables customer service agents to engage with potential guests on the chain's website and deliver rich content to help them compare properties.Monday 20 June 2016:Vayant launches analytics service The air shopping technology provider has created Vayant Analytics Solutions in a bid to give airlines a better understanding of how customers behave when interacting with offers and booking flows. The platform works by integrating with Vayant's Booking Feedback API.Booking Boss joins Amadeus Next platform The attractions booking platform becomes the latest startup in the Asia-Pacific region to join the Amadeus-hosted community. The Australia-based company will gain access to Amadeus technology, customer network and connections to funding opportunities.Wednesday 16 June 2016:Trust You works with LolaLola, the chat-based app startup connecting travellers with travel agents, will incorporate TrustYou's Meta Review API into its hotel recommendation engine. Meta reviews are summaries of verified reviews designed to work on mobile devices. (listen to a Tnooz interview with Lola co-founder Paul English)Monday 13 June 2016:DataArt joins Travelport Developer Network The technology outsourcing and consultancy company will be able to access various apps and API tools as part of its membership of the TDN. These in turn will be used to bolster the services that DataArt suppliers to its portfolio of customers.Lufthansa sits at the TableauThe group will use the analytics platform to improve customer loyalty and optimise its engineering processes. The system combines data from disciplines such as sales and production to feed into management reporting and operations.Wednesday 8 June 2016:Tourico Holidays creates data mining service The travel wholesaler will examine 200 million travel searches on a daily basis to give brands access to traveller behaviour so they can optimise their sales and marketing activity. Areas covered include hotel, air, car rental and attraction data and will be overseen by Tourico's sister company, Travel Global Systems.Friday 3 June 2016:American Airlines selects ViaSat and Gogo for next-generation in-flgiht wifi The US carrier has selected ViaSat and Gogo’s satellite-based internet services. ViaSat’s will be used on Boeing 737 MAX planes, while Gogo will upgrade the airline’s current A319 and A320 aircraft. The news settles a months-long brouhaha over American’s contract with Gogo.Amadeus has launched a cruise booking tool for agents, regardless of their GDS affiliation. The free tool is for travel pros in the US and Canada using Amadeus Selling Platform Connect to shop multiple cruise lines. It works regardless of an agent's global distribution system (GDS) affiliation, to search and book through more than 20 cruise lines.Xiamen Airlines puts a pin in WorldpayXiamen City's main carrier will use Worldpay to handle its online payments platform. Xiamen is planning to expand its existing network of short and medium haul routes in China to destinations further afield in Australia, Canada, Holland and the US.Thursday 2 June 2016:Homelike expands to Switzerland The Cologne-based startup that helps travelers—mainly corporate ones—book extended-stay accommodation in Europe has added 1,000 properties in Switzerland to its existing inventory in Germany and Austria, for a total of more than 12,000 furnished apartments in 20 cities. (See Homelike's Tnooz startup pitch.)NB: Send links or releases for travel distribution direct to Tnooz via email.NB2: Travel systems image via Shutterstock.