Posted September 18, 2012

TECH: Cryptic Commands On A Tablet? No Kidding

It seemed hard to believe when Ovation Travel Group executive vice president Michael Steiner said the travel agents in the company's new VIP service use iPads to access the global distribution system. Cryptic commands using a touch screen? It's a bitch, but apparently it's easier than going back to the office to help a high-end traveler. And as it happens, all three major GDSs aim to optimize GDS access on tablets. Read More »
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Posted September 4, 2012

Notifications Push Native Apps Over Mobile Web For Trondent

The mobile-optimized website versus downloadable app debate is over for travel tech provider Trondent Development Corp., which this month will deploy its first corporate client on new itinerary-based Android and iOS mobile apps. Read More »
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Posted August 23, 2012

New Version Of WorldMate App Enables Hotel Rebooking

Mobile itinerary management supplier WorldMate's hotel price-monitoring application got an upgrade. Released today for iPhones, the updated tool facilitates hotel rebooking after notifying travelers when better hotel rates become available at the same or similar properties. Read More »
Posted July 10, 2012

Hotels Examine Sales Strategies As Mobile Adoption Increases

Business travelers' increasing use of mobile technology to search for and book hotel rooms is forcing the lodging industry to rethink their sales strategies and, in some cases, reduce in-house sales teams, according to a panel of experts at last month's New York University Hospitality Investment Conference. Read More »
Posted July 3, 2012

TRX Buys Native Mobile Expense App To Speed Development

The integration of native mobile expense technology from privately held Nexpense into TRX's Truexpense tool by August will ease receipt image uploads and allow TRX to add other functionality, officials said. TRX has offered a "mobile optimized Web experience" since it introduced Truexpense in 2010, but last week announced it bought the native app technology from Nexpense. Read More »
Posted May 30, 2012

With 'Exponential' Growth, T&T Expands Scope Of Mobile App

Travel and Transport's mobile app is enjoying an average of more than 500 downloads a month, according to execs. In months with activity from large clients, the number of downloads can reach 5,000 or more. Pushed by one client that has 18,000 travelers, the travel management company next month is putting its app on Windows Mobile, which would join Android, BlackBerry and iOS as platforms on which the application runs natively. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2012

WorldMate API Attracts 50 Developers

More than 50 companies including FlightStats, ExpenseCloud and Short's Travel Management have licensed an application programming interface from WorldMate, according to the itinerary management provider. WorldMate automates the processing of confirmation emails from more than 1,300 travel intermediaries and suppliers. Read More »
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Posted May 15, 2012

Developer Revealed As Travel Leaders Corporate App Launches

Canada-based agency automation provider MagnaTech this week claimed that about 200 agencies use its mobile trip recovery app, which has been downloaded nearly 2,000 times since January. Called SafeToGo, the product was private-labeled as Travel Leaders Corporate's Beacon app, which launched last month for iOS, later than originally planned. Beacon and SafeToGo also have Android and BlackBerry versions. Read More »
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Posted May 1, 2012

World Travel Plans Mobile App

World Travel Inc. in Pennsylvania is aiming by August to release a mobile app that complements those provided by online booking tool partners. The company would become one of a very small number of TMCs to build its own app. Read More »
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Posted April 23, 2012

ConTgo Readies New Apps, Geo-Location Feature

Walking gently on data-privacy eggshells, mobile messaging and traveler assistance tech provider conTgo this week plans to launch a feature enabling companies and TMCs to geo-locate travelers in real time. New mobile apps, also, are coming soon. Read More »
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