What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry.
- Secret Escapes is providing a daily deals travel service to DiscountVouchers following a partnership between the companies. The deal gives DiscountVouchers' members access to four and five-star hotels as well as other weekend breaks and long-haul destinations.
- VFM Leonardo has unleashed its VPowered website for hotels which is optimised for mobile. The system comes with the online media specialist's merchandising system and enables hotels to offer bookings via a direct link to a mobile booking engine, provide information about the property including images, videos and virtual tours, promote special offers and make live updates.
- Online travel agency Vayama is offering free audio tour guides via delivered to smartphones via a deal with PocketGuide. Vayama customers who purchase an air ticket, become a fan on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter will be given a code to access one of the tours.
- Brittany Ferries is to seeking to boost online booking by employing multivariate testing across its UK website. The company is to use Maxymiser's MaxTEST system to find out which design and usability combinations have the most impact and where it is losing customers.
- Netherlands-based meeting venue provider Seats2Meet has partnered with logistics provider Meetin.gs to enable users to book the meeting and then go to a virtual meeting room to organise delegate invitations and provide an area for collaboration before, during and after the event.
- Itinerary planning service TripIt has released an update for its Android service enabling tablet users to access trip plans as well as interactive maps. The enhancement makes it easier for users of the Concur-owned service to view itineraries and drill down into specific information.