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Mobile websites: An absolute must for tourism & hospitality brands

No one can deny that mobile phone usage is skyrocketing. An astounding 90% of US travelers say they use their mobile phones when vacationing domestically or abroad. This is according to TripAdvisor’s TripBarometer, released last month. The study also revealed that 91% of travelers globally say they use their smartphones on vacation, and most frequently […]

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Virgin Atlantic tells the industry why they are shifting money from advertising to PR and social

2013 is proclaimed “The year of the three screens” at the 2013 ATME Travel Marketing Forecast Today’s ATME (Association of Travel Marketing Executives) Annual Marketing Forecast highlighted some new tactics, and indicates a much more positive year for the industry.   Discussions around “the year of mobile”, a term that has been repeated like a broken record […]

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Top new apps to watch revealed at New York Tech Meetup

New York’s tech community and entrepreneurs turn out in full force at NYTM Last night’s New York Tech Meetup reminded me, once again, just how much talent and energy there is in this city of ideas. For these idea-generators, getting up to demo their startup is a chance at success. They’re looking for the tech […]

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Mobile + Social = A dream come true for marketers

With new travel-related apps launching every day, and social “check-ins” on location-based apps such as Foursquare becoming more mainstream, how big is the opportunity to engage travelers while they’re on the go? Probably the biggest thing that has ever happened to the industry… Mobile usage is taking off & the mobile world is coming: In […]

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Making it to the Class of 35 @ The PhoCusWright Conference

As an entrepreneur myself, I’ve always been impressed by other entrepreneurs, innovators and people that inspire me. This combined with a love of the online travel industry means I’ve been to almost every industry conference and there’s one I keep coming back to. That is the PhoCusWright Conference. It is the brainchild of Philip Wolf, […]

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Nuggets from NY Tech Meetup – April 2010

Cabsense NYC – This iPhone app should come in handy for New Yorkers! It will show on a map, based on your location, the best corners to stand on to catch a cab in Manhattan. For the data geeks out there, and this is actually interesting, the developers got data from the NY Taxi Commission and studied 90 million taxi cab trips in order to figure out, depending on the time of day, the best places to get a cab.

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Get to know and love these apps

I’m always curious to see what iPhone apps people use. I wanted to share 10 apps I use all the time.  (BTW, what did we do before iPhones?) 1. Wine Snob – I am addicted!  This app helps me remember what wines I have tasted so I always have a record of what I like […]

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Nuggets from NY Tech Meetup – March 2010

Most NY techies convene at NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) at FIT in New York on the first Tuesday of every month.  For $10 you can hear about amazing new tech companies and their incredible ideas.  I usually come away loaded with new sites to visit and buzzing with ideas. This week was no exception.  Last […]

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