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Global Mobile Gambling Market grows

global mobile gambling marketAccording to a new Global Mobile Gambling Market report, the market continues to grow and one of the major drivers for this market is Increased interest among the younger population.

Bitcoin's Unstoppable Rise and What it Means for the Travel Industry

bitcoinThe evolution of technology has had a huge impact on many parts of our lives, but arguably none more so than on our relationship with money. From the emergence of online banking services to chip-and-pin and contactless card payments, the way we manage and use our finances has changed massively in recent years and is almost in a constant state of flux.

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

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

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

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

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

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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