As a traveler, you know what it’s like to be new in town, unfamiliar with just about everything around you. Sure, going to review sites and doing your homework via Frommers’ guides and so forth, these resources can generally prepare you for your trip, but the research is not really all that much fun. Now imagine you are headed to Pafos, Cyprus. Even Frommers knows little or nothing about this gem in the Mediterranean.
Where is your mobile phone right now? If it is within five feet of your person, you are like most of the people in the world today. While it used to be a rarity to find someone with a cell phone, it is now almost impossible to find someone without one. Even many kids have their own phones these days, as their parents equip them for emergencies, and make it easier to keep track of their whereabouts.
Triposo, the brainchild travel startup from ex-Googler’s Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga, just announced their new iOS app, the story arriving via TechCrunch. So, Argo Travel News decided to take a look under the hood of this fascinating new travel guide/suggestion engine.
Planning a vacation or a trip is very easy with Apple iPhone. Its worldly travel apps facilitate you to book tickets; view the location, etc for making your travel memorable.
TripAdvisor brought you reviews to help you make decisions about travel, Nileguide added depth of information, Stay.com added custom guides, now Ness is adding the personal touch. It seems the search for highly relevant search is not over yet, at least not in travel. Ness Search – Job One: Restaurants Ness Computing seems to have made good […]
Last week, Hilton extended their Stay Hilton, Go Everywhere campaign with what the hotelier calls the world’s first “iAd interactive” extension for Apple devices. The strategy is pretty simple, take Hilton’s already successful marketing campaign and evangelize it across Apple platforms already adopted by tens of millions. Whether or not Hilton’s so called iAd is a first of its kind or not, the digital engagement is brilliant.
European travel guru Rich Steves has just announced the release of his new Android app, Rick Steves’ Audio Europe. For a heightened sightseeing experience, for destinations across Europe, Steves has created a groundbreaking new tool. Audio Europe is another piece in the perfect mobile travel toolbox.
Browsing the news this morning, I ran across a very nice smart phone app that wineries in Europe could greatly benefit from. By emulating the functionality of one the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association created, other producers can add great visibility and value for their products digitally.
If you are a traveler and have an iPhone, you probably already have the HotelTonight app that has achieved 250,000 downloads in its first two months. The app now has a new feature offering extended-day options to users. HotelTonight is a free last-second hotel booking app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Users who […]
Imagine an app that knows exactly where you are in the airport and can give you real-time information about services such as restaurants, shops, and gates. That is what SITA and Copenhagen Airport are promising for iPhone users who visit the airport. Using augment reality technology, via wireless access points strategically placed throughout the […]
Remember those walkie-talkies Dad got you for Christmas back when? Well for relief of drive time boredom and far more interesting uses, an application for smart phones called HeyTell is a big winner. When SMS won’t do, HeyTell is a walking talking solution to short duration communication.
Toktumi’s Line2 application for the iPhone can save users time, aggravation, and best of all money. Line2 allows mobile users to hook up via Wi-Fi and VOIP networks when lost signal or even minutes are low. This is the first dual mode cell/VOIP application for iPhone.
Language problems constitute the majority of hurdles for travel abroad as anyone would suspect. From reading a menu to finding a street, the confusion unknown languages present can be daunting to the tourist. A recent study highlights the four major hurdles travelers face, while at least one company offers some solutions.