What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry?
- Cyprus-based Akamas Villas has unleashed an iPad application enabling travellers to book accommodation, access destination information and link to onsite service suppliers and local partners. The app also enables users to share information on social media.
- Silver Travel Advisor, the advice and reviews site for the over-50s, is to provide content to the travel and lifestyle pages of Age UK's website following a partnership between the organisations. Content to the site, which attracts 5.5 million visitors annually, will include reviews and special offers from travel partners.
- Hitachi has thrown its weight behind an iPhone application for business travellers to London. On Business London features include live travel information from Transport for London, offline maps, suggestions on the best places to meet for business and an augmented reality feature to see what's nearby. The app has been developed by creative agencies the Liquid Way and Imano.
- Graubunden Tourism is promoting all that is pure about the destination via a new campaign. Exclusively Pure highlights the destination's nature, landscape, adventure activities and accommodation variety via a website as well as providing help via a virtual assistant called Curdin who makes suggestions according to user preferences.
- eRevMax wants to meet what it calls a "growing demand" for hospitality tools and services in India by opening a development centre in the city of Bengaluru. The move is being billed as a strengthening its position in the wider region following its establishment as a company as Kolkata Technology Centre ten years ago.