The move away from desktops towards smartphones and tablets is changing how the travel industry uses technology to connect with today’s multi-device consumer, concluded board-level travel industry participants at the recent World Travel Market Round Table into the Future of Mobile.
Archive for June 14th, 2012
Good news for sports fans: Lufthansa’s in-flight entertainment service now includes a first integrated live TV channel: Sports 24. The signal is transmitted directly on board by satellite via Lufthansa’s FlyNet broadband Internet service and from there to the entertainment system. Unlike the Internet, this service, which is already available on three recently delivered Airbus [...]
Having conducted extensive surveys and one-to-one feedback among both hosted buyers and buyer-attendees following the inaugural IMEX America last Fall, the IMEX Group is now set to introduce a range of new services and upgrades to enhance the trade show experience for both groups. Last October almost 1,000 non-hosted industry buyers – known as buyer-attendees [...]
Three months before the event, La Cumbre, The Americas’ Travel Industry Summit has confirmed Colombia’s presence on the exhibition floor. This marks the first time that Colombia participates in La Cumbre, with a pavilion spearheaded by ProExport Colombia that including other Colombian organizations and destinations. “We feel extremely honored to have Colombia on the exhibition [...]
During EURO 2012 match days approximately 300,000 people cross Ukrainian border, reports Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure. According to the Master Card’s Global Destination Cities Index, Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the venue of EURO 2012 final, ranked higher than Polish Warsaw, co-host of the football championship. This June the daily number of people arriving in Ukraine grew by 90,000 compared to the same period of 2011, said Ukraine’s Minister of [...]
June 14, 2012, Bangkok: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present three hot issues affecting the travel and tourism industry with workshops on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, the emerging CIVETS markets, and mTourism. As part of the PTM programme, the workshops will take place on September 25-28 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines. Martin J Craigs, [...]
BAA airports show resilience in the face of economic uncertainty More than 9.3 million people passed through BAA’s airports last month, a fall of just 0.1% compared with May 2011. Heathrow passenger numbers were down 0.6% with 5.8 million people passing through its terminals. Most of this fall was due to last year’s late Easter [...]