International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery.
Context Marketing Startup Pulsate Finalizes $1.2 Million First Round Funding by High Profile Investors
SAN FRANCISCO, January 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — PayPal, Inc. and dunnhumby Ventures have backed Pulsate to take a lead in the context marketing space. The round was led by Delta Partners’ Bank of Ireland seed fund and also included Enterprise Ireland.
Increase in international Travel Technology exhibitors – Chinese search engine Baidu and booking platform Qunar to exhibit at ITB Berlin for the first time – Travel Technology Guided Tours take on new format
Facebook, Google, Skyscanner, Cisco, Samsung, Telefónica I+D, TUI Travel, Expedia, HotelsCombined, Vodafone, among others, as well as the biohacker Tim Cannon, will present the technologies that are changing and will change tourism, thanks to the Internet for Everything (IoE) and Big Data, and its impact on the traveler Madrid, January 14th, 2015.- Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, […]
B2B e-commerce specialist Frosmo estimates it will agree deals worth €1 million as a result of exhibiting at the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014.
Technology companies across the UK have attracted record levels of venture capital funding in 2014, with London-based tech firms securing more than 65 per cent of the total according to new figures released this morning.
Developers, agencies creating tools to meet changing demands of buying travel SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Red App Centre, the world’s first B2B travel app marketplace and innovation showcase, has exceeded 1 million downloads by travel agents worldwide. 1,206,898 downloads to be exact. That’s 1.2 million downloads by nearly 118,000 users across 119 […]
Paris, Munich: Eventbase Technology Inc., creators of the leading mobile event platform for premium events, demonstrates the world’s first wearable XING EVENTS ticket for smart watches at the LeWeb Conference in Paris this week.
The ITB Berlin Convention looks at a new trend, the sharing economy – leading experts give their opinion on the future of travel marketing, mobile marketing and film location tours – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin
LONDON, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., is adding a new Global Partnership Agreement to its existing relationship with leading traveler security provider, iJET International, Inc.
London & Partners and The Trampery yesterday launched a three-week application period for London’s Traveltech Lab, the first incubator space in the UK for innovative start-ups working within travel, tourism, hospitality and events.
Elvin Lai, a first generation immigrant from Taiwan and seasoned hotel owner/operator, has been bestowed the honorable title of San Diego’s Entrepreneur of the Year
FITURTECH 2015 to promote implementation of the latest technological advances to enhance tourist experiences
The forthcoming staging of the Innovation and Tourism Technology Forum will have its own showroom dedicated to the tourism of the future
· On tablets and smartphones running iOS & Android · Online & offline: quick and reliable entry management · Detailed evaluations with online statistics Munich, November 10, 2014 – XING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing, launches a mobile version of its successful entry management system XING EVENTS EasyEntry.
Much of the action centred on the WTM Travel Perspective sessions, hosted by the German National Tourist Board, where many gathered to gain insight and advice on how we might experience and share travel in the future. Feefo sales and marketing director blasted the audience with the latest statistics on reviews. Three-quarters of people now […]
ALDERSHOT, England, November 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — An Internet publisher from Hampshire has launched the UK’s first airport parking comparison app for iOS and Android devices.
Day Two of the Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices – mobile and wearable, content and using data to personalise services to travellers. Facebook Head of Travel Lee McCabe kicked off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions with insights on the ‘Uberification’ of everything. This is one of three trends currently shaping travel […]
Visitors to the German Pavilion (number F 50) at EIBTM can unleash their inner Picasso. The German Convention Bureau (GCB) along with its partners Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfurt/Main, and Stuttgart is launching a digital graffiti wall which serves as a vivid example of the “Future and Innovation” theme at the German exhibition booth. The wall […]
Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google were presented with the 2014 World Tourism Awards yesterday, Monday, November 3, 2014, in a ceremony at World Travel Market, ExCeL Centre, London.
Following the success of its 2014 ‘Meet the Future – Event Technologies Explored’ campaign, Central Hall Westminster today reveals a new campaign focused on the challenges of effectively improving event experience through technology. The campaign launch follows research showing that 82% of delegates do not fully engage with event content.*
Three quarters of Hong Kong travelers use both online and offline touch points when making travel bookings: GfK
Japan, Australia and Taiwan top three destinations; 80 percent of all trips are at least 4 nights or more
London-based technology firms are attracting record levels of venture capital investment, as funds from around the world look to capitalise on the growth of companies in London’s booming technology sector, according to new figures released.
Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover
Attendees at today’s WTM Vision Conference Rimini will hear how the rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones by consumers around the globe is creating a new business environment for the travel and tourism industry.
Short event #codes and event infographics launched Audience interaction specialist sli.do has surpassed 1000 events run in its live Q&A and polling system, marking the occasion with a redesign of the product’s user interface and the launch of two new features: ‘event codes’ to further simplify access with a hashtag and event infographics that allow […]
• GenieConnect’s interactive event wall engages attendees at-the-event, with a balance of real-time event updates, industry news, social media and attendee updates • Organisers have full control over frequencies and content types that are displayed
The Tourism Innovation and Technology Forum will feature a special showroom devoted to the tourism of the future
Around 90 percent of travel bookings today involves going online compared to only 50 percent in 2006: GfK
High-end Chinese travelers prefer themed holidays that allow all rounded experience at their destinations
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson championed a phenomenal opportunity for businesses to link to the capital’s powerful brand, as Dot London domain names are now on sale worldwide.
- Genares customers to benefit from Sabre’s proven ability to help independent and chain hoteliers prosper and grow
Following the phenomenal success of the Travel Tech Show at WTM last year, the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014 will be an impressive 20% bigger than last year’s inaugural event, seeing it retain its position as the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK.
Eventsforce, the UK’s leading event management software provider, today announces four new appointments to its team following a continued growth in business.
Two of the biggest social media brands – Buzzfeed and Twitter – are already confirmed as keynote speakers at World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry.
World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, is hosting the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Europe Digital Marketing Conference as part of its compressive programme on Thursday 6 November.
Following on from the pilot project begun in May 2014 at Maritim’s two Berlin hotels, free WLAN access is now to be extended to further city hotels in Germany.
London’s flourishing tech sector is to be boosted further by the launch of a new $100m venture capital fund to be based in the city.