Travel Industry Wire - Technology News Technology Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Technology News Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit for Hospitality & Service - Las Vegas August 10-12. The Summit is the only event designed around implementing and furthering a shared services program to produce back office organization and front office benefits within hospitality and service. Plus, it's the only event that allows you to benchmark against your true peers. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:18 EST Groupize Unveils Instant Bookings for Small Groups on Affiliate Sites introduces real-time bookings and new demand for small group and meeting business online, bringing more revenue to participating hotels and reducing the requirement to respond to eRFPs Wed, 20 May 2015 08:25:13 EST Gogobot Debuts API Platform, Unveils First Partner Integrations with HomeAway, Leonardo Hotels and Kiwi Collection Today Gogobot announced the availability of Gogobot's API platform, allowing businesses - from major travel brands to independent hotels and restaurants - to enhance their customers’ experiences on their sites by adding high quality content from Gogobot. Wed, 20 May 2015 08:17:47 EST Nearly Half of U.K. Travelers Engaging With Travel on Both Their Pcs and Mobile Devices Study from Expedia Media Solutions and comScore Reveals Consumer Travel Decisions in a Multiscreen World and the Implications to Travel Brands and Advertisers Thu, 14 May 2015 09:23:20 EST DHISCO Partners with to Launch Next-Generation OTA DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, today announced it is partnering with, an innovative start-up that will offer personally tailored hotel discounts based on registered member profiles. Mon, 4 May 2015 10:46:00 EST Airbnb Releases New Apps for Both Android and IOS Tablet Airbnb will yesterday unveiled new apps for both Android and iOS tablet devices. The apps give travelers an immersive look at Airbnb’s more than one million listings, making the experience of researching their next adventure as beautiful as reading a glossy magazine. From viewing treehouses in Costa Rica to villas in Tuscany, travelers can explore incredible destinations around the world in stunning high resolution images and then book their next trip directly on the device. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:39:50 EST Community Based Software Platforms Transforming the Future of Destination Sales and Marketing - By Hjalti Baldursson There is an interesting strategic shift underway in regard to tourism product offerings. Destinations are facing ever-increasing competition and need to constantly offer new appealing products to lure in tourists. Therefore, product providers are building communities, which leads to an overall stronger product offering. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:12:31 EST Epteca Selected for Traveltech Lab, the UK’s Premier Incubator for Travel Technology Start-ups Epteca announced this week they have been selected as one of only 13 companies from over a 100 that applied to be part of the Traveltech Lab, the UK’s first-ever incubator for travel technology start-ups. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:53:59 EST Cornell Study Finds Travelers Want More Mobile Options As the hospitality industry gradually ramps up its mobile platforms, a new study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) finds that travelers are ready to use their smartphones and tablets for far more than is currently possible. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:27:09 EST Announces Apple Watch Compatible App® announced its first Apple™ Watch compatible app, enabling its users to seek nearby hotel deals, view upcoming reservations and locate their hotel via GPS. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:52:20 EST Bókun Expands Reach and Looks to North America to Continue Dramatic Growth Trajectory Europe’s #1 community-based selling platform for tour operators and activities providers now focuses on Canada and the U.S Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:07:37 EST FindMyCarrots (FmC) Revamps Website to Offer White Label New Era of Semantic Search Technology to the Masses Innovative Semantic Technology Provider delivers white label solution to enable OTA’s and Booking Engine Providers to offer Intelligent Search capabilities to their clients Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:51:57 EST The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel - TechCrunch The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from last year), but how they spend that money has become a source of tension and uncertainty. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:05:12 EST Industry Disruptor Epteca Kicks Off 2015 With Record Growth and Thirteen New Clients Epteca ignites and launches a new travel brand client every week to ‘sell more stuff’ and generate incremental ancillary revenue using their smart selling marketplace Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:32:12 EST Top 10 Tips for Educating Employees About Cybersecurity - Free EBook Do you know the most common risk factor for corporate cybercrime? Employees. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:51:26 EST Priceline Versus Expedia: The Battle for the Future According to the recent report Priceline versus Expedia: The Battle for the Future published by Strategy Analytics the two Online Travel Agencies are successfully courting distinct users. But the strategy has led Expedia to own more than 60% of all sessions despite a smaller installed base. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:13:54 EST The New Epteca Marketplace Ecosystem Brings Together Travel Companies, Suppliers of Goods and Services and Travellers Taking a holistic view of the customer path to purchase drives revenue and makes customers feel appreciated Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:56:57 EST Why the Apple Watch Could Be Great For Travelers - Conde Nast Traveller Apple’s first wearable, the Apple Watch, is set to launch on April 24 (with preorders beginning April 10), and already has a number of interesting features for travelers. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:46:05 EST Advertising, Retail and Travel & Hospitality Industries Stand to Benefit Most from Wi-Fi Targeting Digital Element, the leading provider of IP Intelligence and geolocation solutions, today released a new infographic to illustrate the need for and benefit from using Wi-Fi targeting to reach mobile consumers. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:55:55 EST The Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015 In his ITB 2015 opening address, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted how new technologies are changing society and shaping the tourism sector, shifting power from governments and companies to citizens and consumers. Rifai recalled that with power comes responsibility and highlighted tourism´s capacity to overcome prejudice in an often divided world (ITB Berlin, Germany, 3 March 2015). Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:41:58 EST