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Smarke seeks crowdfunded cash for expansion

Smarke seeks crowdfunded cash for expansion

28 March 2017 Travel Technology News

In an era of the burgeoning holiday rental and a growing Airbnb market, two tech entrepreneurs from Lebanon are crowdfunding to unveil their new digital doorkey start-up, Smarke, to a global audience. Smarke is a hardware and software concept that allows users to close and open their door locks using an app on their smartphones instead of physical keys.

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

Innovations in travel technology will continue to transform the tourism industry, with cloud passports, personalised travel, virtual reality and apps predicted to re-shape consumer habits and marketing strategies over the short to mid-term, according to a report by Colliers International. In its Tourism & Technology Trends report, produced ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017, Colliers International named five trends driving the travel industry.

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

With the recent sudden influx of visitors to Japan, there has been also a rise in complaints about the lack of free Wi-Fi hotspots. In an effort to solve this problem, a Japanese telecommunications company, Wire & Wireless, introduced a free Wi-Fi connection app two years ago, called Travel Japan Wi-Fi, for tourists to Japan, while the app is free of charge.