What else? Rough Guides, HolidayExtras, TSA and TUI TravelNewsBy PhocusWire | December 6, 2011Share This article was originally published on What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry. Rough Guides has launched a Travel Survival Kit app for iPhone and iPod Touch offering advice on everything from how to survive a volcanic eruption to fending off a shark attack. The app costs 69p and flies in the face of rival's Lonely Planet's Wenzani app, which is free.HolidayExtras claims IT hardware spend has halved while customer response times have been reduced by 20% since moving to cloud-based technology. Travel companies are increasingly moving to the cloud to better manage peaks in business with Skyscanner announcing a similar move recently.With accusations flying that the US Transportation Security Administration officer strip-searched an 85-year-old woman at JFK, the agency plans to pilot a less obtrusive security tool using the Credential Authentication Technogy - Boarding Pass Scanning System from NCR. The technology detects verified and fraudulent security credentials embedded in boarding passes and passenger IDs. The TSA, incidentally, denies that it strip-searched the female traveler.TUI has promoted Sandra Leonhard to director of digital strategy and transformation. Her remit is to create a wide range of ecommerce activities for the group's travel, hotels and cruise divisions. She has spent 10 years with the company building up a web platform for Thomson in the UK as well as the now defunct Cheqqer user-generated content service.