What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry. A special tours and activities edition...
- The New York Times reports that Peek has raised $1.25 million from high profile investors including Eric Schmidt (Google's chairman), Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) and Square, SV Angel and Khosla Ventures.
- Travel guide service TripWolf is working on a joint project with tour and activity platform TourRadar to develop a mobile application for Tourism Tropical North Queensland. The pair have built apps for iPhone and Android devices, as well as a Facebook app, which gives users access to travel content for the region as well as details of local tour operators and other services.
- TourCMS has updated its API and now provides the capability for in-destination mobile bookings that requires last minute true availability data direct from local suppliers (versus the industry standard allocation and release at 24/48 hours prior to travel).
- Pocketvillage partnered with GoMio to integrate tours and activities into the GoMio Dashboard. Together they will offer travelers personalized recommendations on local things to do and experiences in their destination. Through Gomio's close integration with Facebook it is able to tap into the social and taste graph. Through Pocketvillage's precise interest-based categorization and geo-tagging the pair aim to come up with the "perfect match".
Disclosure - TourCMS CEO Alex Bainbridge is a Tnooz Node