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

booking com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and a digital technology leader, announced an expansion of its 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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Honeywell introduces its latest flight planning app

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

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.


New App finds you modern and hi-tech public bathroom

toiletA new app is launched today that will help you to grant access to modern, safe, hi-tech restrooms at retail partners. Now available for iOS on the App Store, with Android coming soon, Good2Go is offering a free trial subscription for a limited time.

White label mobile app for travel companies

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E-commerce giants like Ebay and Amazon may dominate selling merchandise online but now there is a revolutionary ‘smart selling’ platform with white label mobile app that connects travel companies to people. It delivers these powerful marketplace capabilities to tour operators, hotels, airlines, OTA’s and travel agencies to sell relevant products and services directly to their customers before, during and right after their trip.