Travel Industry Wire - Technology News http://www.travelindustrywire.com Technology Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Technology News http://www.travelindustrywire.com/images/logo.gif http://www.travelindustrywire.com support@nevistas.com Community Based Software Platforms Transforming the Future of Destination Sales and Marketing - By Hjalti Baldursson http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83209Community_Based_Software_Platforms_Transforming_the_Future_of_Destination_Sales_and_Marketing____By_Hjalti_Baldursson.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83209Community_Based_Software_Platforms_Transforming_the_Future_of_Destination_Sales_and_Marketing____By_Hjalti_Baldursson.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83205Epteca_Selected_for_Traveltech_Lab__the_UK______s_Premier_Incubator_for_Travel_Technology_Start_ups.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83205Epteca_Selected_for_Traveltech_Lab__the_UK______s_Premier_Incubator_for_Travel_Technology_Start_ups.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83199Cornell_Study_Finds_Travelers_Want_More_Mobile_Options.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83199Cornell_Study_Finds_Travelers_Want_More_Mobile_Options.html 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 Hotels.com Announces Apple Watch Compatible App http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article83049Hotels_com_Announces_Apple_Watch_Compatible_App.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article83049Hotels_com_Announces_Apple_Watch_Compatible_App.html Hotels.com® 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82871B______kun_Expands_Reach_and_Looks_to_North_America_to_Continue_Dramatic_Growth_Trajectory.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82871B______kun_Expands_Reach_and_Looks_to_North_America_to_Continue_Dramatic_Growth_Trajectory.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82855FindMyCarrots__FmC__Revamps_Website_to_Offer_White_Label_New_Era_of_Semantic_Search_Technology_to_the_Masses.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82855FindMyCarrots__FmC__Revamps_Website_to_Offer_White_Label_New_Era_of_Semantic_Search_Technology_to_the_Masses.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82837The_Sharing_Economy_Is_On_The_Brink_Of_Disrupting_Business_Travel___TechCrunch.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82837The_Sharing_Economy_Is_On_The_Brink_Of_Disrupting_Business_Travel___TechCrunch.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82774Industry_Disruptor_Epteca_Kicks_Off______With_Record_Growth_and_Thirteen_New_Clients.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82774Industry_Disruptor_Epteca_Kicks_Off______With_Record_Growth_and_Thirteen_New_Clients.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82649Top____Tips_for_Educating_Employees_About_Cybersecurity___Free_EBook.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82649Top____Tips_for_Educating_Employees_About_Cybersecurity___Free_EBook.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82589Priceline_Versus_Expedia__The_Battle_for_the_Future.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82589Priceline_Versus_Expedia__The_Battle_for_the_Future.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82542The_New_Epteca_Marketplace_Ecosystem_Brings_Together_Travel_Companies__Suppliers_of_Goods_and_Services_and_Travellers.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82542The_New_Epteca_Marketplace_Ecosystem_Brings_Together_Travel_Companies__Suppliers_of_Goods_and_Services_and_Travellers.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82526Why_the_Apple_Watch_Could_Be_Great_For_Travelers___Conde_Nast_Traveller.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82526Why_the_Apple_Watch_Could_Be_Great_For_Travelers___Conde_Nast_Traveller.html 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 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82515Advertising__Retail_and_Travel___Hospitality_Industries_Stand_to_Benefit_Most_from_Wi_Fi_Targeting.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82515Advertising__Retail_and_Travel___Hospitality_Industries_Stand_to_Benefit_Most_from_Wi_Fi_Targeting.html 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 http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82433The_Travel_and_Technological_Revolutions__UNWTO_Secretary_General_at_ITB_____.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82433The_Travel_and_Technological_Revolutions__UNWTO_Secretary_General_at_ITB_____.html 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 Groupize Selected As Preferred Online Group Booking Solution for GCommerce Hotel Clients http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82400Groupize_Selected_As_Preferred_Online_Group_Booking_Solution_for_GCommerce_Hotel_Clients.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82400Groupize_Selected_As_Preferred_Online_Group_Booking_Solution_for_GCommerce_Hotel_Clients.html Industry trailblazers announce strategic partnership to help hotels attract more direct group business and increase conversions while reducing costs with automated website bookings for small groups and meetings Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:33:44 EST New Travel Health App 'My Travel Health' Now Available on Apple App Store http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82322New_Travel_Health_App__My_Travel_Health__Now_Available_on_Apple_App_Store.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82322New_Travel_Health_App__My_Travel_Health__Now_Available_on_Apple_App_Store.html The app allows international travelers to learn about health alerts in their destinations, take precautions before departing and better address illnesses and medical conditions while traveling. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:54:07 EST Trail Blazer Epteca Introduces 'Smart Selling' Ancillaries Marketplace for Travel Companies to Sell More Stuff http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82310Trail_Blazer_Epteca_Introduces__Smart_Selling__Ancillaries_Marketplace_for_Travel_Companies_to_Sell_More_Stuff.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82310Trail_Blazer_Epteca_Introduces__Smart_Selling__Ancillaries_Marketplace_for_Travel_Companies_to_Sell_More_Stuff.html Travel companies maximize profits and customer benefits with dynamic Marketplace Platform of travel related products and services tailored to individual customer profiles Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:45:54 EST The Next Big Thing Travel and Hospitality Technology Reveals Winners of Inaugural Innovator Spotlight Award http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82309The_Next_Big_Thing_Travel_and_Hospitality_Technology_Reveals_Winners_of_Inaugural_Innovator_Spotlight_Award.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82309The_Next_Big_Thing_Travel_and_Hospitality_Technology_Reveals_Winners_of_Inaugural_Innovator_Spotlight_Award.html Puzzle Partner is proud to announce the winners of the first Innovator Spotlight Award on their popular news site Next Big Thing Travel and Hospitality Technology (NBTWorld.com) Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:36:24 EST Kimpton, HotelTonight, Expedia Discuss Mobile Strategies http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82288Kimpton__HotelTonight__Expedia_Discuss_Mobile_Strategies.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82288Kimpton__HotelTonight__Expedia_Discuss_Mobile_Strategies.html Combine Mobile, Data & Social Media to Intelligently Target the Always Connected Traveler Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:21:38 EST BookingPal Raises $5 Million in Series B Funding to Expand Its Vacation Rental Global Distribution Platform http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82279BookingPal_Raises____Million_in_Series_B_Funding_to_Expand_Its_Vacation_Rental_Global_Distribution_Platform.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82279BookingPal_Raises____Million_in_Series_B_Funding_to_Expand_Its_Vacation_Rental_Global_Distribution_Platform.html Financing will be used on BookingPal's customer success, expansion and continued growth. 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