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London tech firms break record for attracting venture capital funding

| October 9, 2014
London tech firms break record for attracting venture capital funding

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.

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Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover

| October 9, 2014
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.

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sli.do passes 1000 events milestone with Startup Grind London – powered by Google for Entrepreneurs

| October 7, 2014

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 […]

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Gennie Connect launches revolutionary Event Wall

| October 2, 2014

• 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

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At FITURTECH 2015, FITUR will present the impact that technology has had on the field of tourism

| September 23, 2014

The Tourism Innovation and Technology Forum will feature a special showroom devoted to the tourism of the future

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Around 90 percent of travel bookings today involves going online compared to only 50 percent in 2006: GfK

| September 23, 2014

High-end Chinese travelers prefer themed holidays that allow all rounded experience at their destinations

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Mayor of London champions new “ground-breaking” Dot London domain launch

| September 22, 2014
Mayor of London champions new “ground-breaking” Dot London domain launch

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.

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Sabre acquires Genares, a global CRS and technology provider to the hospitality industry

| September 12, 2014

- Genares customers to benefit from Sabre’s proven ability to help independent and chain hoteliers prosper and grow

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Google and Yahoo! Executives Discuss the World of Search at WTM 2014

| September 4, 2014
Google and Yahoo! Executives Discuss the World of Search at WTM 2014

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.

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Eventsforce expands team following business growth

| August 18, 2014

Eventsforce, the UK’s leading event management software provider, today announces four new appointments to its team following a continued growth in business.

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WTM 14 secures content marketing and social media giants for keynote sessions

| August 4, 2014
WTM 14 secures content marketing and social media giants for keynote sessions

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.

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WTM 2014 To Host The HSMAI’s Third Europe Digital Marketing Conference

| July 15, 2014
WTM 2014 To Host The HSMAI’s Third Europe Digital Marketing Conference

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.

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Maritim to offer free WLAN access in its city hotels from mid-August 2014

| July 11, 2014

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.

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New $100m Google Ventures fund to provide boost to capital’s tech scene

| July 10, 2014
New $100m Google Ventures fund to provide boost to capital’s tech scene

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.

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The Astotel Group Renews with Pegasus Connect+ Premium

| July 8, 2014

Paris’ Top Independent Hotel Group Keeps Full Portfolio with Pegasus Solutions

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GenieConnect Is First #eventtech Provider to Achieve VerAfied Security Status

| July 2, 2014

VerAfied Status Raises the Security Bar for the Event Technology Industry

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Sabre, Expedia® Affiliate Network sign strategic technology agreement

| July 1, 2014

Expedia Affiliate Network to provide hotel content, pilot ‘ZoomandGo’ app

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Google Glass at Copenhagen Airport – Service with a smile

| June 19, 2014
Google Glass at Copenhagen Airport – Service with a smile

SITA enables Copenhagen to be the first airport in world to trial Google Glass for improved passenger experience

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New Online Travel Marketplace Partners with Travel Industry’s Leading Luxury Network Based on Shared Vision of Helping People Travel More

| June 18, 2014

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 – In an effort to make sure its consumers have a choice between unique trips organized in full automation through a booking engine and those curated by the best travel advisors in the world,

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Amsterdam RAI launches new international exhibition GreenTech

| June 12, 2014
Amsterdam RAI launches new international exhibition GreenTech

Amsterdam RAI launched a new international trade exhibition in the field of horticulture technology on Tuesday 10 June 2014, with nearly 300 exhibitors from 24 countries coming together to showcase their finest products to the public. This marks the successful addition of another international title to Amsterdam RAI’s portfolio.

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Trawex announces the launch of “Travel Next” Platform to empower Online Travel Agencies

| June 11, 2014
Trawex announces the launch of “Travel Next” Platform to empower Online Travel Agencies

Trawex Technologies announced worldwide release of its latest product “Travel Next”. Travel Next is a web based fully integrated reservation and mid office system for travel companies around the world.

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EIBTM Technology Watch Now Accepting 2014 Submissions

| June 4, 2014
EIBTM Technology Watch Now Accepting 2014 Submissions

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the annual EIBTM Technology Watch Award 2014. The award is the longest running annual global recognition project for technology innovation in the meetings and events sector.

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London tech start-up announces £500,000 seed funding

| June 4, 2014
London tech start-up announces £500,000 seed funding

Innovative London technology and storytelling start-up Lost My Name, which uses technology to create personalised story books for children, has secured £500,000 of seed funding, adding to the hundreds of millions raised by London tech companies over the last year.

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London Technology Week celebrates capital’s pioneering tech talent

| May 30, 2014
London Technology Week celebrates capital’s pioneering tech talent

London’s world-leading tech sector will be showcased in June as the capital holds the first London Technology Week. Comprising over 130 independently run events taking place across the city, this will be the largest collection of tech events ever seen in Europe. Over 30,000 tech entrepreneurs, investors and developers from around the globe are expected […]

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Holiday Spend Calculator: Travel Bloggers (Application of Tool) Apps

| May 29, 2014

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — It is hard to plan your holiday according to what other people say; someone’s money saving advice may actually wind up punching a hole in your wallet. After all what one person says is cheap might not be so cheap to another. To this end NatWest have launched the […]

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Social Media Strategies Summit Dallas 2014

| May 27, 2014
Social Media Strategies Summit Dallas 2014

Where: 2332 Leonard St. Dallas, Texas When: August 20, 2014 – August 21, 2014 Venue: Hotel ZaZa Website: http://socialmediastrategiessummit.com

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The Four Ps of Mobile #Travel

| May 20, 2014
The Four Ps of Mobile #Travel

Mobile technology is a constantly evolving piece of the travel technology puzzle. For travel companies who are active in multiple regions, navigating variations in technical capabilities and changes in consumer preferences makes devising a mobile strategy even more challenging. A new PhoCusWright Innovation Edition publication, The Mobile Travel Landscape: A Multi-Region Spotlight, compares the status […]

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Nature travel app to inspire more visits down under

| May 14, 2014
Nature travel app to inspire more visits down under

Tourism Australia is hoping to inspire more travellers to connect with Australia’s nature with a new travel app showcasing many of the country’s best nature-based experiences. The app, developed by Australian Traveller magazine, covers around 200 different products and experiences that can be enjoyed across 16 of Australia’s natural icons including the Great Barrier Reef, […]

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Internet World 2014, 17-19 June 2014, #London: #Startup Showcase winners selected

| May 14, 2014

Fifteen tech startups have been selected for Internet World 2014’s Startup Showcase (www.internetworld.co.uk/startupshowcase) competition, which offers winners the chance to showcase their business for free within the event’s Future of Technology programme.

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100 events confirmed for London Technology Week #events

| May 14, 2014
100 events confirmed for London Technology Week #events

London Technology Week (www.londontechnologyweek.co.uk) has reached the 100 event mark, with a line-up that will bring tens of thousands of tech entrepreneurs, investors and developers to the capital from 16 – 20 June 2014. Featuring major global brands, including Yammer, Tesco, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, as well as home-grown London tech companies such as Makers […]

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Eventsforce wins Emerging Payments Awards contract | #events

| May 8, 2014

The UK’s leading event management software provider Eventsforce today announces that it has been appointed by the Emerging Payments Awards to provide event management software for its annual ceremony recognising top quality online payment professionals and programmes.

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Top Travel Companies endorse EmQuest travel technology solutions

| May 7, 2014

DUBAI, U.A.E. EmQuest, distributor of Sabre products for travel agents in the UAE, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has signed over 400 contracts with travel agents since the start of 2014 – reinforcing its leadership position in the GDS market.

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airberlin group selects Sabre in landmark technology agreement

| May 7, 2014

Airline to migrate to Sabre’s passenger service system in 2016 BERLIN and SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One of Europe’s largest carriers, airberlin group, has selected global technology provider Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) to provide a full suite of technology software to support the carrier’s global business.

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GenieConnect is first #EventTech provider to implement iBeacon-enabled Android event apps

| May 7, 2014

GenieConnect (www.genie-connect.com), the smarter technology provider for the events industry, has become the first event technology provider to support iBeacon on both Apple and Google Android devices.

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New life for IMEXlive as social media and online support grows for 2014 | #IMEX14

| May 7, 2014

IMEXlive, the 24-hour virtual ‘window onto the show’ devised by IMEX in Frankfurt and launched at the trade show last year, returns once again for IMEX 2014, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with Hilton Worldwide and The Events Network on BOB.tv.

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Widely Adopted and Internationally Acclaimed FCS i-Guest V3 Consolidates Guest Service

| May 5, 2014

New version of the popular i-Guest hotel service mobile app is now General Available (GA) with exciting new features Atlanta, USA – May 5, 2014 – FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a leading comprehensive hospitality solutions and services provider, announced the General Availability (GA) of i-Guest V3 to users on iOS and Android mobile devices, boosting […]

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New Dot #London domain names go on sale

| May 5, 2014

Dot London, the new domain for London, launched last Tuesday marking the first time that businesses, organisations and individuals can apply for a web address ending in .london as an alternative to .com or .co.uk. Dot London Launch at Trafalgar Square There is already a high level of interest in the new Dot London domain. […]

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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches Experience-Driven CUR8 #App for Travelers

| April 21, 2014
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches Experience-Driven CUR8 #App for Travelers

New App Allows Guests to Create and Share Digital Souvenirs from the Road 

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Alessandro Rosso Group has signed a 2-year agreement with Cvent

| April 1, 2014

Alessandro Rosso Group has signed a 2-year agreement  with Cvent www.cvent.com, provider of a market-leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform.

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Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler takes over as new managing director of XING EVENTS

| April 1, 2014
Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler takes over as new managing director of XING EVENTS

Munich / Hamburg, April 1st 2014 – Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler (36) is taking over as new managing Director of XING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing.

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