Washington DC expands its partnership with WeChat to cater to the Chinese tourist market

Washington DC expands its partnership with WeChat to cater to the Chinese tourist market

Destination DC (DDC), the official marketing organisation for Washington DC, expands its partnership with WeChat by launching the first City Experience Mini Program in the United States to support Chinese travellers when they arrive in the city. Through Tencent’s instant messaging platform, DDC continues its expansion into Washington, DC’s top overseas market with the immersive new program built for the […]

23% of millennials in the UK would find chatbots helpful while buying holidays

23% of millennials in the UK would find chatbots helpful while buying holidays

Holiday shoppers spend three hours reading online content before committing to a trip, with a quarter then booking their summer holiday on their smartphone, according to new research by Teads, the inventor of outstream video and the a leading video advertising marketplace in the world. Key findings: The research reveals the impact of video ads in […]

Vpon Releases 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends Report

Vpon Releases 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends Report

Vpon Big Data Group, one of Asia’s leading big data ad technology company, released 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends report, revealing the mobile behaviour analysis of domestic tourists in Japan. Through these mobile data, advertisers can target potential tourists for promotion. Moreover, the report also explores the mobile behaviour of Greater China […]

Lonely Planet launches travel-focused photo-sharing app

Lonely Planet launches travel-focused photo-sharing app

Travel media brand Lonely Planet has launched a new app called Trips, which it describes as a ‘self-publishing content platform’, and which aims to compete with Instagram as a way to share images and video from holidays and other travel experiences. The app is focused on creating stories around each journey, using photos and videos […]

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Towering at 95 stories high, The Shard, the UK’s tallest building, has attracted visitors across the globe for an unparalleled view of London’s iconic skyline. For a truly remarkable visit to the British landmark, visitors travel upward in high-speed lifts to The View from The Shard, the building’s premium, open-air Skydeck. Eager to integrate Virtual Reality into the attraction, The View from The Shard turned to Happy Finish to […]

London Sightseeing Gets Smart With The New Mobile London Pass

London Sightseeing Gets Smart With The New Mobile London Pass

Visitors to London can now gain access to more than 60 attractions using just their smartphone with the new mobile version of the popular London Pass sightseeing card. Developed for iPhone and Android, the mobile London Pass downloads straight to the traveller’s smartphone, syncing with a dedicated app and bespoke operating software to function as […]

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 per cent of all travel-related searches begin from mobile devices, with figures climbing as high as 88 per cent for certain keywords, new figures from consumer behaviour firm Hitwise have revealed. Consumers are increasingly beginning their purchase journey for holidays on mobile, and marketers’ strategies should reflect this significant shift in consumer behaviour, with […]

Sweden Creates the World’s First Telephone Number For the Country

Sweden Creates the World’s First Telephone Number For the Country

At the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Swedish Tourist Association along with creative agency INGO Stockholm, won a gold award in the mobile category for their creation of The Swedish Number, which allows people from other countries to call any Swede who has downloaded the Swedish Number App. In 1766, Sweden was the first country […]

Google Trials Tourism App Trips with Trusted Travellers

Google Trials Tourism App Trips with Trusted Travellers

Google has launched a limited beta of Google Trips, a travel assistant app. Trips auto-populates with destination information based on the user’s bookings. It combines a traditional ‘where to go/what to eat’ travel guide along with flight and hotel details lifted from Gmail. The app looks like an extension of the Destination mobile search product Google launched last […]