Publikation: Travolution

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Design travel websites to help customers feel fulfilled, says former Apple director

Travel websites are failing to offer users a fulfilling experience, according to the former Apple creative director Ken Segall.A colleague of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs for many years having started working with him at Next before his return to ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Bookings for Premier Inn's tech concept hotel open via app

Bookings for Premier Inn’s tech concept ‘hub’ brand hotel have opened exclusively via a dedicated app, available on both iOS and Android devices.Guests wanting to stay at the flagship property in London’s Covent Garden can use the app to check availability ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Edinburgh airport puts Google Glass on trial

Edinburgh Airport is trialling Google Glass to enhance the customer service it offers.Until the end of the year, the airport’s customer welcome team, Blackjack (a division of Omniserv limited), will be using the wearable device.It will be used to provide ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Cosmos incentivises agents to switch to new bookable trade portal

Tour operator Cosmos is hoping to attract more agents to its new bookable trade portal by offering the chance to win an Apple iPad.The portal, at cosmosagents.co.uk, includes links to the group’s Avro, Somewhere2stay and Cosmos Tours & Cruises brands ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
Entiteter: iPad, Avro, Apple Inc
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Data protection body's 'stern warning' to Iata over NDC

An advisory body on data protection to the European Commission has issued “a stern warning” to airline association Iata on its New Distribution Capability (NDC).The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29), made up of representatives of the data ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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On The Beach unveils fully transactional iPhone app

An app allowing consumers to search and make holiday bookings while on the move has been introduced by On the Beach.The online travel agent has built its first fully transactional iPhone app following a mobile website launch last year.The company says ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Retailers see early signs of personalised offers paying off

Leading travel retailers told the Abta Travel Convention that personalised offers are not just helping to improve conversion rates, but up-sell opportunities as well.Barrhead Travel chairman Bill Munro told delegates that it’s in-house ‘Nevis’ customer ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Luxury travel still to grasp importance of mobile, wearables and beacons

Mobile, wearables and beacons will quickly become essential for the luxury travel sector if it wants to keep pace with customer demands in the digital age.Ewan MacLeod, industry entrepreneur and founder of Mobile Industry Review , told the inaugural Connections Luxury ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Skyscanner predicts a hyper-personalised future for hospitality

The hotel room of the future will provide a hyper-personalised service even down to the preferred strength of power shower.This was one of the predictions in the Skyscanner Future of Travel 2024 , which also tipped space travel, underwater hotels and ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Siteminder agrees strategic China integration deal with Ctrip

Hospitality industry distribution technology specialist SiteMinder has made a key move into the growing Chinese market by agreeing an integration partnership with Ctrip.The deal with the leading Chinese travel agent will give the 14,000 properties using ... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Skyscanner claims victory in competition appeal against Booking.com and Expedia

Skyscanner has claimed victory following its appeal against an agreement struck between the UK’s competition authority, Booking.com, Expedia and InterContinental Hotels Group.The original deal meant a potential full anti-trust investigation was not undertaken, ... [Published Travolution - Sep 26 2014]
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Mr & Mrs Smith recognises value of personalisation after driving intent

A first stab at using personalisation to drive customer intent was so successful it inundated boutique online hotel retailer Mr & Mrs Smith with inquiries.Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder and chief technology officer, told this week's Abta Travel Convention ... [Published Travolution - Sep 26 2014]

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Chief commercial officer Alistair Daly said: "We are sure our new holiday booking app will prove a huge success as more and more people are booking their holidays whilst on the move.”"
"It’s making it much easier and quicker for agents to book and amend bookings, and means all our product is in one place."
"Whether it's for business or pleasure, the way we choose to travel and experience a city is changing. Apps are already revolutionising the way we order our groceries, book taxis, and check-in at airports, it was only a matter of time before the hotel experience followed suit."
"Although this is at a trial stage, the potential opportunities that this technology could offer to our business are very exciting”."

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Cosmos incentivises agents to switch to new boo... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Skyscanner predicts a hyper-personalised future... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
Edinburgh airport puts Google Glass on trial [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
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Design travel websites to help customers feel f... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
Luxury travel still to grasp importance of mobi... [Published Travolution - 9 hours ago]
Skyscanner claims victory in competition appeal... [Published Travolution - Sep 26 2014]
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