What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry...
- The wide world of widgets is the latest development from Czech Republic-based startup Tripomatic. The idea is that third party travel brands (and other sites) can use the tool for embedding on their own services, taking a feed of Tripomatic destination content as well as product listings. Tripomatic arrived on the scene in the summer of 2011 [TLabs Showcase - Tripomatic] as a personal planning and destination guide service. It plans to have 1,000 trips being planned on the site every day by June of this year.
- Australian corporate travel management company Voyager has turned to the northern hemisphere to tap up UK and US-based Lanyon to provide new spend management software for its customers. Lanyon's Transient Sourcing, Online Hotel Portal and Rate Integrity tools will be used by Voyager as part of the deal. Lanyon's subscribing properties will also be able to work with Voyager's corporate customers in Australia and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific.
- The travel division of Russian online retailer Ozon, which bills itself as the country's equivalent to Expedia, released figures for 12 months ending December 2011. The company claims to have gross booking sales of $109 million for the period, a three-fold increase on the previous year. Traffic to the site reached 12.7 million visitors in 2011, with the 41% coming from users in Moscow and St Petersburg.
- MyHotels is boasting an increase in booking revenue of 25% year-on-year in Q1 2012 following a redesign of its website three months ago. The site was overhauled by existing technology and digital marketing partner Avvio to cover the hotel group's properties in Bloomsbury and Chelsea in London and further hotel in Brighton. MyHotels claims the number of bookings over the same period have jumped by 35%.