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 […]

KLM connects people through a live hologram bar via DDB Unlimited

KLM connects people through a live hologram bar via DDB Unlimited

What if travellers waiting to board a plane could exchange tips face-to-face with others who are heading in the opposite direction? KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has worked with creative agency DDB Unlimited to build a bar where travellers can meet to exchange local tips at airports in the Netherlands, Norway and Brazil. This new travel […]

Chinese tourists use of mobile payments abroad overtakes cash, according to new study

Chinese tourists use of mobile payments abroad overtakes cash, according to new study

Chinese travellers use of mobile payments abroad has overtaken cash for the first time with 32% of transactions paid for digitally, according to new research. A joint report by Nielsen and Alipay, the Alibaba affiliated financial services company, found Chinese tourists were spending more money when travelling with more tourists using mobile payment while overseas. […]

Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

For a small island nation, tucked away in the South Pacific, New Zealand has an interesting challenge: to attract tourists to its picturesque shores, but not too many. With limited space and beds, Tourism New Zealand, the country’s marketing body, must balance the country’s booming tourism industry with practical sustainability. In China, this translates to […]

AliveNow creates Singapore Tourism’s Facebook AR experience that teleports you to city’s top party spots

AliveNow creates Singapore Tourism’s Facebook AR experience that teleports you to city’s top party spots

As a travel destination Singapore is constantly evolving and reimagining itself, always bringing visitors new experiences. With the Passion Made Possible campaign, the Singapore Tourism board partnered with TBWA and creative-tech company AliveNow to launch an incredible Facebook Augmented Reality Camera Filter. The Visit Singapore Facebook Filter does more than let people know about trendy […]

Stasher checks in with Hotels.com

Stasher checks in with Hotels.com

Stasher.com, the sharing economy solution to luggage storage platform has announced an exclusive integration with Hotels.com, the global accommodation site, to enable consumers to book convenient luggage storage directly from the Hotels.com website and app. The integration connects travellers who have booked accommodation through Hotels.com with hotels and local businesses where they can safely store […]

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