Online User Experience News
The new Thalassa sea & spa identity goes online
A new visual identity, intuitive navigation and a simplified booking interface: the Thalassa.com website reflects the new positioning of the Thalassa sea & spa brand, formerly Accor Thalassa: to offer a “new thalassotherapy experience.”
It’s Crystal Clear: Brand-New Meetings & Events Programme With Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has recently launched ‘Crystal Clear’, an exclusive M&E programme designed for those looking to book a meeting, event, conference or training course at any of the UK hotels.
Disney Announces Name and Launches Web Site for New Family Destination Resort on O’ahu
The highly anticipated Disney destination resort currently under construction on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu now has an official name and a dynamic new Web site offering an inside look at the project. The resort’s name - Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai’i - reflects the company’s deep commitment to celebrating the islands’ rich history and traditions. Plans call for the first phase of the resort to open in fall 2011.
The new Baglioni Hotels Group website is Online
The new Baglioni Hotels Group website is online, completely renewed in graphics, contents and services offered to the users. The web-site, aims at strengthening the image of the Baglioni Hotels Group and its leading role in true Italian luxury style, and has been created by Relactions, a web agency specialized in web design and marketing for tourism and hotels.
Costa Aguada Island Resort adds a booking engine on its website for faster and easier reservations
Costa Aguada Island Resort now has a direct reservation system integrated on its website, making it easy for guests to book rooms.
ebookers.com offers new tour operator booking engine
ebookers.com, one of Europe’s largest online travel companies, has today announced the launch of a new package holiday booking engine offering customers access to millions of holiday offers.
tripwolf makes Footprint travel guides available online
Today renowned travel guide publisher Footprint (www.footprintbooks.com) and tripwolf (www.tripwolf.com), one of the world’s leading online travel guides, announce a far-reaching cooperation at the Frankfurt Book Fair. tripwolf will digitise over 60 Footprint guidebooks extracting extensive destination insight and over 150,000 points of interest (incl attractions, sights, hotels and restaurants).
Destinations & the Online Marketing Disconnect
I recently conducted a webinar on key distribution trends for 2009-2010 for the Southeast Tourism Society, and organization of more than 900 destination marketing organizations (DMOs), travel suppliers and other companies involved in the marketing and promotion of travel and tourism to the Southeast United States. About 15 minutes into the Webinar, I posed this polling question to attendees: “What percentage of your leisure marketing expenditure is spent for online marketing?” A total of 109 attendees responded. Here are the results:
Prague Airport Launches New Route Mapping Application from OAG
Prague Airport, the hub airport for Czech Airlines and the largest airport within the Czech Republic, has enhanced the customer experience on its web site by adding an interactive timetable and route-mapping tool.
StarCite announces key partnerships at NBTA
StarCite announced two major new partnerships that will greatly expand the reach of its meetings management platform
Family Travel Forum & Teen Ink Promote Literacy
Family Travel Forum announces a new partnership with Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series and website written entirely by teens and for teens.
Traxo Launches Social Travel Service
Traxo Launches Social Travel Service that Makes Sharing Travel Plans, Receiving Trusted Travel Recommendations, and Discovering Travel Overlaps Easier Than Ever