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…
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 family and friends.
Thailand-based travel tech startup Tineri will be exhibiting at the 2016 Web in Travel Startup Showcase in Singapore next week, and are inviting potential clients, partners and investors to pay them a visit!
Web in Travel (WiT), which takes place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 17-19 October, is Asia-Pacific’s biggest online travel conference, and features a host of events and speakers from the likes of Accor, Google, Expedia, Ctrip, Air Asia and more. Taking place alongside travel trade show ITB Asia, WiT has become a leading forum and networking event for online travel leaders, investors and startups, and 2016 is set to be its biggest event yet.
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…
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 this in a pocket/bag and were spending most of the tour on their phones – following the route on Google Maps, sharing their experiences on Facebook/Twitter, and posting images on Instagram. Wouldn’t it make sense, I thought, if the itinerary itself was also in mobile format?
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Open Destinations is a leading provider of travel technology solutions, designed for tour operators, wholesalers and DMCs. The company’s flagship travel booking system, Travel Studio, has been successfully implemented into travel businesses across 30 countries.