Tag: technology

Tech start-ups for the meeting industry present innovative solutions to win business boost in Event Technology Startup Competition

| May 21, 2015
Tech start-ups for the meeting industry present innovative solutions to win business boost in Event Technology Startup Competition

The most innovative technology startups for the events sector were showcased at the Event Technology Startup Competition at IMEX in Frankfurt.

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E-commerce software specialist Frosmo to sponsor Travel Tech Theatre at WTM 2015

| May 12, 2015
E-commerce software specialist Frosmo to sponsor Travel Tech Theatre at WTM 2015

World Travel Market 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced e-commerce specialist Frosmo is to sponsor the Travel Tech Theatre, part of the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2015.

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Rev and Travelex Launch The NiHao UnionPay Prepaid Card in Hong Kong

| February 18, 2015
Rev and Travelex Launch The NiHao UnionPay Prepaid Card in Hong Kong

AUSTIN, Texas, and HONG KONG, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rev Worldwide, a payment innovations company, and Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, have announced the launch of The Travelex NiHao Card, a reloadable prepaid travel card in association with UnionPay International.

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BICS and Swisscom Implement Seamless International Roaming

| February 12, 2015

Deployment enables rail staff to access data services across international borders

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Context Marketing Startup Pulsate Finalizes $1.2 Million First Round Funding by High Profile Investors

| January 28, 2015

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.

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Phocuswright@ITB: Innovation meets the future

| January 20, 2015

Discussions on how new business models are changing tourism – latest studies on the prospects for future investment and consumer behaviour – admission is free for visitors to ITB Berlin who register in advance

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Travel Technology: the global travel industry’s driving innovative force

| January 15, 2015
Travel Technology: the global travel industry’s driving innovative force

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

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FITURTECH 2015 moves forward to travel industry in the era of Internet of Everything and Big Data

| January 14, 2015

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, […]

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Software specialist to seal deals worth €1m from WTM 2014

| January 13, 2015
Software specialist to seal deals worth €1m from WTM 2014

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.

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London: Pivotal year for technology sector as investment financing doubles

| December 30, 2014
London: Pivotal year for technology sector as investment financing doubles

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.

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Sabre Red App Centre exceeds 1 million downloads

| December 17, 2014

 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 […]

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Eventbase and XING EVENTS Showcase World’s First Smart Watch Ticket at LeWeb

| December 15, 2014
Eventbase and XING EVENTS Showcase World’s First Smart Watch Ticket at LeWeb

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.

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Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

| December 11, 2014
Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

DUBAI, U.A.E.,11th December 2014: Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.

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ITB Berlin Convention: Experts share their knowledge

| December 9, 2014

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

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Egencia and iJET Strengthen Global Partnership to Enhance Business Traveler Security

| December 8, 2014

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.

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Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

| December 4, 2014
Applications open for London’s first Traveltech lab – incubator to open in January 2015

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.

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HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

| November 20, 2014
HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

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

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WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

| November 20, 2014
WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America, which will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting,

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FITURTECH 2015 to promote implementation of the latest technological advances to enhance tourist experiences

| November 13, 2014

The forthcoming staging of the Innovation and Tourism Technology Forum will have its own showroom dedicated to the tourism of the future

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XING EVENTS launches mobile entry management system

| November 11, 2014

·         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.

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Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

| November 7, 2014
Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

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 […]

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Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

| November 6, 2014
Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

Themes on Day Three of the Travel Technology Show at WTM picked up on ways to get your brand past the noise on social media as well as peer-to-peer trends. Kicking off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions was a keynote from Aoife Desmond, Twitter Head of Travel Strategy, EMEA. She described travel as one of […]

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Fubra Launches the UK’s First Airport Parking Comparison App

| November 5, 2014

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.

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Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices

| November 5, 2014
Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about 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 […]

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Germany offers insight into future trends including technological focus at EIBTM

| November 4, 2014

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 […]

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Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014
Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

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.

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What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

| October 30, 2014
What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

Visitors to WTM 2014 will be able to find out more about how ‘wearable’ technology can be used by travel companies to sell holidays in the future.

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Central Hall Westminster launches ‘Event Technologies Challenged’ campaign

| October 29, 2014

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.*

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Three quarters of Hong Kong travelers use both online and offline touch points when making travel bookings: GfK

| October 28, 2014

Japan, Australia and Taiwan top three destinations; 80 percent of all trips are at least 4 nights or more

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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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