According to a special study from Booking.com Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan top the list of cities where spontaneity lead to tourism visits and bookings. The online booking service told RIA Novosti that last minute travel to these cities was most popular among tourists who prefer spontaneous travel.
Choice Hotels just announced being the first hotel chain to partner with TripAdvisor on that company’s new Instant Booking feature. TripAdvisor is currently testing Instant Booking, to empower travelers to complete hotel and other reservations using the TA mobile app and mobile website.
Mobile check-in is on the rise, as more and more travelers prefer an easy way to check-in, rather than stand in the line at hotels receptions.
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.
Yes, you read this title correctly. In mobile connectivity news today, leading edge Wi-Fi provider Boingo has penned a deal with industry leader Gogo, to provide digital services above 10,000 feet. Like most readers, scanning the first couple of lines of this press release made me wonder if some time off might be the best […]
Yapta.com has released a beta version of the API for its suite of traveler tools in hopes that bloggers, travel sites, travel agencies, and others will embed the tools in their sites. The current Yapta APIs are available to developers who register and request an API key. The API uses a price-tracking system to give […]
Indianapolis based, real time search service ChaCha has just closed another round of funding. According to the press, the human powered search engine startup gained another $3 million from investors to further expand their mobile product. ChaCha has so far raised a total of $75 in funding since its launch in 2005.
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.