KitSound has had an obsession with perfection for over eight years, and that has led to the creation of a wealth of audio products. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole road-tests the Flair and Hive 2 models on the road to see just what they bring to the travelling experience.
Travel insurance company Staysure has warned customers that they may have had their bank card details stolen following ‘a cyber attack’ during the second half of October 2013. Up to 93,000 people who bought policies before May 2012 have been warmed that they may be affected.
VFM Leonardo has announced an agreement with Room Key to provide visual media and media display technology for its online travel website. Under the agreement, Room Key is now a direct channel partner in VFM Leonardo’s VNetwork - the largest online media syndication network for the global travel industry.
Following the successful launch of the BritainsFinest.co.uk iPhone App earlier this year, the online guide has gone a step further and released its own Android App, aimed at users of Android Phones (such as HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson X10) and Android Tablets (such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab).
A new subscription-based mobile phone application has been launched to allow friends and family to follow a gap year traveller live online as they travel abroad. The core function of Gaptrac is to provide safety for the user and peace of mind for loved ones left at home.
A strategic partnership between Travel Guard North America and Vayant Travel Technologies aims to allow travellers and travel businesses to choose from a larger array of airline carrier combinations through split-ticketing to receive better flight prices and more itinerary options, plus travel insurance protection in the event of a missed connection.
DeFi Global, Inc announced today that it has begun generating revenues from the licensing of its smart phone mobile software and navigational application that was launched earlier this year on board the world’s largest cruise ship.
Company Incorporates Multi-Language Capabilities, VAT Compliance and Other Customer Driven Features
Mandarin Oriental embraces Microsoft’s approach to cloud computing and the “connected traveler.”
There has been a considerable growth in the number of suppliers providing e-commerce solutions, as selling online has become a ‘must-do’ activity for tour operators. The Travel Technology Consultancy Genesys says there are no longer any excuses, and that your product is never too complex, too tailor-made or too expensive to sell online. If you cannot close the deal online there and then, you run the risk of your customer booking elsewhere.
Which comes first, technology and innovation or market demands and consumer necessity? Of course, in marketing 101, they tell you to listen to the voice of the customer and to develop products that meet the customer’s needs. Certainly, this happens and is the norm for much of today’s product development; but would we have the Internet, browsers, the iPod and the iPhone if this was always the case?