What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry?
- Tripomatic on the mobile drive this week, launching its first iPhone application. The free app allows people to discover attractions and things to do in cities around the world. One way it works by asking the user to shake the handset and see different products plotted on a map - users can then create itineraries and follow directions on the map. NB:TLabs Showcase - Tripmatic.
- Travelzoo on-the-go for Travelzoo fans with news that the deals publisher has launched a dedicated version for the mobile web for users in the UK. The launch follows the unleashing of mobile applications for Android and iPhone users. The company says around 20% of its traffic now comes via mobile devices.
- Potential joy for European students ahead with the launch of a summer adventure programme via the Erasmus learning scheme and Travellution. The aim of the project is highlight cultural diversity around the continent by encouraging students on Erasmus to enter a competition to wander around Europe for 25 days using a modified Fiat car which turns into a camping facility. The winners will be armed with smartphones so they can chart and share their trip on the Travellution network. NB:TLabs Showcase - Travellution.
- Hotel Brunelleschi and Grand Hotel Minerva are two of the latest sign-ups to the IDeaS Revenue Management System. The two properties in Florence, Italy, will use the platform to manage and optimise occupancy levels as well as forecast pricing in the future.
- Hyatt Hotels in Dubai has dedicated a website to its 30 restaurants and bars in the destination. Imagery features big on the new service which allows visitors to browse by location, type of restaurant or cuisine type and make a booking. Offers at all of the outlets have been compiled in one area and users can also log into their Dine in by Hyatt loyalty accounts. A mobile application is also in the pipeline.