New visitor app by the City of Helsinki, Tencent and Whim takes travel experience to the next level

New visitor app by the City of Helsinki, Tencent and Whim takes travel experience to the next level

As of June 25th, Chinese tourists travelling to Helsinki are able to use the WeChat mobile service to review local recommendations about the best restaurants, shopping, events and sights in town, plan how they will get from their hotel to the attraction of their choice, and pay for transportation – all within one mobile service. […]

Flying Blue creates the Jetlag Social Club a new service to support the customer experience

Flying Blue creates the Jetlag Social Club a new service to support the customer experience

Flying Blue, the Air France-KLM loyalty programme, one of the largest in Europe, has launched a service to tackle jetlag: one of the biggest challenges for travellers. It has partnered with Isobar to create the “Jetlag Social Club” – the first guide of its kind designed by an airline loyalty programme. Developed as an app, this service […]

Coca-Cola, Google & Publicis Launch a Video Search Engine to Make Israeli Youngsters’ Life Decisions Easier

Coca-Cola, Google & Publicis Launch a Video Search Engine to Make Israeli Youngsters’ Life Decisions Easier

Coca-Cola has always championed young people, and while being young is mostly perceived as being carefree – reality couldn’t be further away from the truth. The average person makes over 30,000 choices a day and when you’re young making life defining choices can be terrifying… and with thousands of results an online search delivers, it’s […]

Wowcher rolls out integrated flight pricing technology for travel deals to enhance customer experience

Wowcher rolls out integrated flight pricing technology for travel deals to enhance customer experience

Deals site, Wowcher, has announced a roll out of integrated flight pricing and booking technology, allowing customers to select flight times and dates suitable to them within the Wowcher site. The flight integration signals Wowcher’s commitment to providing hassle-free, end-to-end booking experiences. Wowcher customers who had previously purchased a travel deal, including flights, were required to […]

Eurostar mobile tickets can now be saved on Google Pay

Eurostar mobile tickets can now be saved on Google Pay

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering travellers a new way to organise and manage paperless tickets, by adding the ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay in a world first for any international rail company. Travellers using Google Pay on Android L or higher […]

Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

One in five internet users have made a booking for travel or leisure activities after receiving a link or recommendation via private messaging apps – such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger – according to new research from GlobalWebIndex and socially-led creative agency We Are Social. The study, which looked at more than 3,000 internet users […]

ADARA announces Destination Marketing Cloud to transform tourism marketing

ADARA announces Destination Marketing Cloud to transform tourism marketing

ADARA, the world’s travel data co-op and leading provider of traveler intelligence for travel brands, announced ADARA Destination Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive insights, execution and analysis suite of products to transform tourism marketing. The Destination Marketing Cloud enables destination marketers to apply traveler behaviour intelligence across the Learn, Act, Measure and Modify process to win […]

Verizon Media uses VR to bring Abu Dhabi’s beautiful tourism destinations to life

Verizon Media uses VR to bring Abu Dhabi’s beautiful tourism destinations to life

On February 8, in partnership with Spark Foundry UK and The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Verizon Media announces a new VR 360º video experience, offering users the opportunity to virtually explore some of the biggest tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi. Created by RYOT Studio, the branching narrative within the video places […]

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

Mobile holiday spending was over 120 per cent higher than rest of year in 2018, says Button

The holiday season in 2018 saw shoppers browse and spend 121 per cent more on mobile than the average mobile shopper prior to the holidays, according to a report from mobile commerce partnership platform Button. Button tracked mobile shopping within the Button Marketplace, which includes partnerships with companies like Amazon, Walmart, Uber, Hotels.com, eBay, and Boxed. The […]

Apple Music subscribers can now stream music on American Airlines

Apple Music subscribers can now stream music on American Airlines

Starting February 1, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no Wi-Fi purchase required. American Airlines is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi. “For most […]

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