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Virtual Reality will change the face of online gaming

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From simulators like Farmville to the current trend in online casinos, gaming is a sector that has seen significant growth over the past decade. Ten or so years ago, if you had asked someone to describe a “gamer” the profile would have probably gone something like this: male, under 25 years old, into sports or fantasy, limited social skills. Or to put it less diplomatically, a bit of a geek.

Booking.com unveils Women in Technology Scholarships

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women technologyBooking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, introduced Booking.com Women in Technology Scholarships, a new, two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology.

The world's first Instagram travel agency opens

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VisitScotland brought the digital world to IRL bricks-and-mortar, by opening the first ever Instagram Travel Agency: allowing visitors to build their own holidays to Scotland based entirely around other people’s Instagram photos.

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Tourist app competition for mobiles

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mobile travelSEGITTUR and FITUR have launched the fifth staging of the tourist app competition for mobiles, The AppTourism Awards, in recognition of the importance that apps have acquired for tourists when organising their trips.

Booking.com Launches First Booster Lab in Barcelona for Early-Stage Startups

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booking com luggageBooking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and a digital technology leader, announced an expansion of its Booking.com Booster Programme to identify, mentor and support startups in sustainable tourism. Taking place in Barcelona on December 1-3, 2017, the first Booster Lab will kick off a series of short, regionally-focussed weekend programmes that are slated to run globally throughout 2018.

Carnival creates original mobile games for vacation market

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Carnival Corporation debuts the PlayOcean, a portfolio of original mobile games and in-person interactive experiences that expands gaming into new categories by providing the opportunity to play anytime, anywhere, for cruise guests and consumers alike. With the launch of its PlayOcean gaming portfolio, Carnival Corporation will be the first travel company to produce original mobile games catering to the vacation market.

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Honeywell introduces its latest flight planning app

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honeywell logoHoneywell announced its latest flight planning application for the Connected Aircraft, GoDirect™ Flight Bag Pro. GoDirect Flight Bag Pro is available via an iPad app, and versions for other tablets are in development.

Etihad Airways partners with PayFort

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Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer fully automated credit card Installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world.

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