George Dumitru, co-founder and chief executive of wbe.travel, here tells Breaking Travel News how small- and medium-sized hospitality providers can find the right provider to meet their travel technology needs
Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, has launched a dedicated travel technology group, TravelTech. Finn Partners has more than 100 people in its global technology practice, and one of the largest tourism teams in the world.
Griffin Technology has released its latest device, the iTrip Clip, which cuts the cable between your smartphone and headphones to deliver the ultimate in wireless freedom to listen and control your music. Don’t worry if your favourite smartphone doesn’t have the headphone jack. iTrip Clip connects your favourite headphones wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth 4.1.
Griffin Technology has released a premium charge/sync cable, coming complete with a lightning connector. At the heart of the thoughtfully designed mobile cables is the easy-connecting reversible USB that can be plugged in regardless of the orientation. “Our new premium cable design offers a more enjoyable user experience to the cables we use every day,” explained Rick Kennedy, cables category manager at Griffin.
Antler has unveiled a ground breaking new feature to its suitcases. Teaming with Okoban, Antler is offering customers a new standard in luggage tracking. The great British luggage label, established since 1914, will launch the new feature on the AirStream 2 bag on August 1st.
Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia. A new report by Euromonitor International prepared for the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia reveals that in 2016, 10.3 million people or 32 per cent of the Kingdom’s population are classed as Millennials or young adults (aged 18–36).
Hot on the heels of the Hive 2 portable soundbar, KitSound has launched its latest revolutionary audio device, the Euphoria Bluetooth earphones. Featuring aptX technology, crystal-clear sound quality, and full-bodied audio with enhanced bass that provides detailed audio reproduction, they are the ideal accessory to any discerning traveller.
KitVision has introduced the new Escape 4KW action camera, with 4K ultra HD video resolution, Wi-Fi and a built-in high resolution 2” display. The device will allow travellers to create action packed videos that truly evokes the moments that you enjoyed. The new Escape 4KW is perfect for all types of extreme sports; it can be taken to depths up to 30 metres when fitted into the waterproof case included.
Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in the MENA region increased by ten per cent in 2014. According to YouGov data, which surveyed 22,686 online respondents, all MENA residents, 31 per cent of those surveyed booked all of their travel requirements online, an increase of ten per cent over 2013.
Breaking Travel News’ editor Chris O’Toole here catches up with Andy Mallinson, managing director in the UK for Stackla, a social content marketing platform. The organisation allows brands to discover content from a host of social media platforms, using it to curate and tell a dynamic, ever-evolving story to their followers.
Last Minute Travel, a leader in last minute travel deals on hotels, flights, cruises, car rentals, activities and other travel products, today announced that it has added car rental search and bookings to its free iPhone mobile application – enabling its users to choose from 18 car rental brands.