NH Hoteles extends its partnership with Swisscom Hospitality to provide efficient guest technology. Swisscom Hospitality will assist NH Hoteles in achieving further network and IP service convergence.
comScore’s study of U.S. smartphone travel behaviors found that approximately 40 million consumers (totaling 37 percent of smartphone users) accessed travel sites or apps from their smartphone in July 2012.
Every August, for 10 days, the Croatian street festival, Spancirfest, transforms Varaždin, Croatia into a massive international community of partygoers. This year, the festival is 24 August 2012 – 02 September 2012.
The survey assessed economic outlook; plans to engage with guests through online, social, and mobile platforms; and the implementation of eco-friendly programs.
TomTom’s enhanced Map Share service aims to help drivers in the London area void travel disruptions. A new map task force processes map changes related to temporary road closures, changes in traffic flow and additional turn restrictions in real-time. TomTom map experts will process map changes in and around London throughout the Summer sporting season. […]
Once the London 2012 Games are over, Sochi 2014 will pick-up the baton.
Hotels.com® has launched its new Deals Facebook app, which delivers customized deals based on user preferences and friend activity.
Alameda’s Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) and Novato’s Pinball Revival Company have announced the Sixth Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) to be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael, California, September 21-23, 2012. PPE attracts thousands of visitors as the world’s largest pinball exhibition over the three-day weekend. PPE is the primary fundraiser for the PPM.
Renthome.ru, an online resource for independent travelers offering short-term vacation rentals across Russia and the CIS, has received approximately $1 million in angel investment. Participants in this round of investment include Russian and international entrepreneurs, as well as investors from the real estate market and finance sector.
The Taiwan Balloon Fiesta, an annual summer extravaganza hosted by the island’s eastern county of Taitung, launched its 2012 celebration Friday, June 29. The 47 participating pilots will showcase 21 hot air balloons from over 13 countries for the two-month festival. Through September 2, visitors to the isle of Formosa will enjoy witnessing freestyle performances by experts from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Lithuania, Spain, Thailand, India, the Netherlands and Brazil. Various balloon models will be debuted during the 2012 Taiwan Balloon Festival and many hot air balloon artists will offer special rides to audience members.
Hotel operators and guests celebrated on July 10th with a 125-foot birthday cake and champagne on Grand Hotel’s 660-foot Front Porch, the longest porch in the world.
Findings suggest that incoming tourist expenditure in Russia may double to US$15.3bn by 2016 if vital infrastructure changes are implemented.
The Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is officially the highest elevation zipline tour in the United States and is the very first of its kind in New Mexico.
A panel of international travelers has spoken and named Turkish Airlines’ cuisine the best in-flight food, beating out 18 other airlines around the world.
As the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) is a European initiative, the Košice project aims to foster though creative cultural and economic initiatives. The Košice staff motto is: “We support creativity.” Košice, a city already known for its rich history and developed industry, plans to “also become the centre of creativity and a new future for young, creative people who wish to live and work in our city, which is their home.” The city established the non-profit organization, Košice – European Capital of Culture 2013.