M Social Singapore, part of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, has introduced the first front-of-house autonomous service delivery robot in to its guest services team. AURA for short, has been developed by Savioke and is a robotic solution to the hotel industry’s manpower shortage.
The first phone power bank rugged enough to be called Survivor, the device has a 10,050 mAh charging capacity and rugged protection. Here Breaking Travel News takes Griffin Survivor Power Bank, the ultimate backup battery for smartphones, for a whirl.
Voilà from Wistiki - a pocket sized tracking device - wants to become one of the must-have accessories of 2016. While that might be a little ambitious, it certainly has its uses. This Bluetooth device was created by designer Philippe Starck and allows the user to keep track on their possessions with the minimum of fuss.
Data from Touchstone, the new subject line analysis tool from Alchemy Worx, has revealed the words that result in a higher open rate when used within the email subject line, as well as those that could potentially harm campaign performance. The data shows that ‘content’, ‘offer’, ‘benefits’ and ‘premium’ are four of the top five words brands can use to increase consumer opens, while ‘Friday’, ‘Monday’ and ‘Double’ are three of the worst performing. Whether you’re a retailer, travel, media and entertainment or financial services business, the data reveals that first impressions are always important and in the case of the email subject line, some words are certainly better than others.
JBT Corporation has appointed Brian A. Deck as the Company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective February 3, 2014. This appointment is a continuance of the Company’s previously announced management succession plan.
Adara has announced rapid momentum for its recent Europe expansion. Having announced its first European partner in April, Adara now has a total of 24 travel companies on its fast-growing list of European data partners, including three of Europe’s largest online travel agencies and a leading travel distributor, as well as prominent airlines, hotel companies, ground transport and travel activity specialists.
The in-destination tours and activities segment is estimated to be worth more than cruise and more than double the car rental market. Yet, the vast majority of businesses that provide these tours and activities have no access to technology that can help them capitalise on web and mobile commerce
Recently, it was reported that PC sales had dropped to their lowest level in history, with global shipments falling by 10.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2013. It’s no secret; consumers continue to prefer using tablets and smartphones to engage with online content, as these mobile devices are arguably more responsive, more accessible and can be used on the move.
Adara, a global leader in helping digital advertisers efficiently use big data to reach highly-targeted traveller audiences, has grown exponentially since its launch in 2005. As the company opens its new regional headquarters in Dublin today, Breaking Travel News sits down with European vice president Tobias Wessels to discuss what the future holds for this most innovative of travel technology brands.
The latest online search data released by award winning digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals 21% of the 2.5 million UK consumer online searches for hotels in May, were made using mobile devices. The majority, 59%, were for hotels in the UK, with London and York attracting the most queries.