What could be more important for travelers than finding help when it’s most needed away from home? The answer here is simple, noting! A startup new San Francisco startup called BetterDoctor is now taking aim on solving for any distant travel aches and pains you may feel.
With apps rapidly coming on as contenders for digital travel booking dominance, popular hotel booking app HotelTonight has just announced launching in Germany and Switzerland.
Travel systems provider Carlson Wagonlit (CWT) has just announced the acquisition of the mobile travel technology supplier WorldMate for an undisclosed sum, thought to be in the region of $20 million. Those who haven’t heard of WorldMate will be surprised to learn that the company has actually been around for 12 years now, since its […]
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.
Romania Traveler’s Guide, a fresh app for the iOS and Android smartphone and tablet operating systems has just been launched, helping tourists discover the most popular destinations of the Eastern European country. Created by Lonely Planet author Leif Pettersen, the app focuses on some of Romania’s top tourist destinations, Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca and Suceava. […]
Coinciding with the launch of the Apple iPad 3 this month, Skyscanner has put together a ‘top ten list’ of their favorite apps for the iOS platform that no traveler can do without. While Skyscanner is naturally in amongst them, the brains behind the flexible flight search app can be forgiven for they certainly know what they’re talking about.
The world is a safer place tonight, and that is partially due to an iPhone app for adventure travellers, according to the app’s creator. Tactical NAV says its app may have been used to track down Osama bin Laden. Tnooz reports that when Navy SEALs successfully stormed Bin Laden’s house, they were using what Tactical […]
TripIt is without a doubt one of the most useful travel tools yet developed. But, can this fairly limited tool, regardless how slick, remain atop the travel app list forever? With an increased user base via Hotwire TripIt has so far fended off all competition, but one slip is all it will take for the next big thing to steamroll this startup. The larger question is, “Can simple modular applications be stand alone monetization models?”
Tripwolf is one of the most complete and useful online travel tools in the world. With its new iPhone and Facebook integration the service should be at the top of the travel booking heap, but somehow it is not. Regardless, Tripwolf is a complete online travel experience, maybe even the best one yet.