Entries by Tim Russell

Open Destinations Acquires Tineri, the Award-Winning Mobile Technology Solution for Tour Operators

Leading travel technology provider Open Destinations has acquired a majority stake in Tineri, a mobile itinerary startup designed for the tour operator market. This new app joins the suite of applications from Open Destinations designed for tour operators, wholesalers and DMCs. Tineri is a white label product for tour operators to engage with their customers, […]

GOOGLE SURVEY: How Travellers Use Their Phones

Google recently surveyed US smartphone users aged 18-64 on how they use their phones when they travel. The report is essential reading for travel businesses, travel tech developers, and anyone involved in the travel industry. Here are the report’s key findings…

97% of Travellers Use a Smartphone to Enhance Their Trip

Almost all travelers who own a smartphone rely on their devices to enhance their travel experience in several ways, according to a new survey released today from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. The study finds travelers use technology to provide easy access to information and directions, capture pictures and video, and stay in touch with […]

Tineri Featured on TravHQ

We’re delighted to have been featured by popular Asian travel/tech/startup news site TravHQ! Click on the link below to read the full article… REPLACE PAPER ITINERARY WITH A MOBILE APP; TINERI-STRICTLY OPERATORS

Tineri: The Journey Begins

Early in 2014 I was invited to join a Bangkok food tour organised by Taste of Thailand, a small food travel startup run by my friend Jacob Holder. During the walk I noticed one very interesting thing: although the tour leader had given us a brief paper itinerary/map, most of the group members had shoved […]

Losing My Echelon Virginity!

Last week our tour operator mobile solution Tineri came out from under its blanket and made its public debut at Echelon Asia Summit 2016 in Singapore. It was my first experience of Echelon – my first time exhibiting at any tech startup event in fact – and it was a real eye-opener.