Under 35 year olds severely under-index in airline and hotel app usage but over-index on OTAs, according to the latest Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service,
From December 2015, it will be illegal for telecom companies to charge customers more when they use their phone outside their home country. The vote supports the ‘Connected Continent’ regulation proposed in September 2013, which aims to create a single market for telecoms in European Union.
Uros announces it now provides low cost, high speed, secure mobile internet connectivity through its mobile Wi-Fi hotspot Goodspeed , in 11 new destinations across Asia. These new regions include Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Three has extended its ‘Feel At Home’ mobile roaming offering so customers can now travel to the USA and an additional three places and stay in touch with friends and family back home. Feel At Home provides a simple and affordable way for the 5.5 million Brits who visit the US each year to use their phone or tablet as they would do in the UK without incurring international roaming charges.
The move away from desktops towards smartphones and tablets is changing how the travel industry uses technology to connect with today’s multi-device consumer, concluded board-level travel industry participants at the recent World Travel Market Round Table into the Future of Mobile.
A new study has revealed that, although the vast majority currently making use of mobile apps on the road agree it improves the experience, nearly two in five people whom travel regularly for work are not using them. The most popular tools used by UK business travellers who do use mobile apps on the road are maps like Google or Bing and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of U.S. smartphone travel behaviors based on data from its comScore Mobile Metrix 2.0 service. The study found that nearly 40 million consumers accessed travel sites or apps from their smartphone in July 2012, reaching 37 percent of the smartphone population. TripAdvisor Media Group led as the largest travel property with a smartphone audience of 6.7 million visitors, followed by Expedia Inc. with 6 million visitors and Southwest Airlines with 4.1 million visitors.
Putting in place a mobile strategy is no longer a nice-to-have, it is the essential weapon in a fast-paced and competitive sector. EyeforTravel.com identifies some emerging themes.
New documents from internet search giant Google have revealed consumers have been switching to mobile devices for their last minute holiday searches. Some 41 per cent of all searches for aviation tickets were completed on mobile devices during the week of July 9th, while 33 per cent of those looking for hotels choose this method.
Technology continues to permeate the travel industry at a faster rate than ever, with the online space, social media, self-service options and mobile technologies dictating the way that travellers are choosing to book their holidays. Breaking Travel News sits down with Vipul Doshi‚ Chief Executive Officer‚ InterGlobe Technologies to find out whether the travel industry is fully embracing new technologies and to discuss future travel technology trends.