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With Bypass Lane, stadium concessions come to your seat

With Bypass Lane, stadium concessions come to your seat | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Nothing beats going to a game, except perhaps having a hot dog while you're at the game. But trips to the concessions stand often entail long waits. Bypass Lane offers a way to get your snacks...
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Erica's comment, August 29, 2012 10:02 AM
This is an excellent service! I've been to a few Atlanta Braves games and had the good fortune of eating in Delta's 755 Club before the games started. However, I can see the convenience in having this service so that you can really enjoy the game without spending a lot of wasted time in lines.
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Three take aways for online travel in search engine visibility

Three take aways for online travel in search engine visibility | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
There’s lots of insightful stuff in Epiphany’s report into the travel sector so we’ll just dwell a while on three conclusions from the study.
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Hotel Websites Increased Share of Bookings in Every Quarter in 2011 Among Individual Business and Leisure Travelers

In 2011, room nights booked through hotel websites grew consistently in each quarter, growing 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same time in 2010, according to data from the Fourth Quarter 2011 TravelClick North American...
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Windows Phone Wallet Feature to Use NFC

Windows Phone Wallet Feature to Use NFC | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft joined Google and Apple in trying to usher in a mobile phone-based wallet feature on Wednesday.
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Olympics Will Stream Live on YouTube in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Olympics Will Stream Live on YouTube in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Olympics fans across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will be able watch the Summer Games in London live via YouTube this July and August.
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Airlines and online retailers in and outside of travel – a golden opportunity?

Airlines and online retailers in and outside of travel – a golden opportunity? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Jonathan Alford from Seattle-based consulting firm Lenati.
Last week I flew on Delta from New York’s JFK back to Seattle, and for the first time experienced the new deal between Delta, Amazon, and Gogo.
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Meet the Connected Car of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

Meet the Connected Car of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Futurists, meet your car of tomorrow.
We know plenty about how digital technology is reshaping computing, smartphones, personal relationships and business. But what about something most of us depend on every single day — the automobile?
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How artificial intelligence could create a personalised and perfect travel service

How artificial intelligence could create a personalised and perfect travel service | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Dr Charles Wooters, chief scientist of Next IT.
Feels a little creepy – doesn’t it? But, this is the future of air travel (and how we will interact with technology in general).
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Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Sprinkles fully automated cupcake ATM -- open 24 hours a day! Read the HuffPost LA article here: http://huff.to/Al3Vzh Made by HuffPost LA's Anna Almendrala ...
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Pygg | Send & receive money via Email, Mobile Number or Twitter!

Pygg | Send & receive money via Email, Mobile Number or Twitter! | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it

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Digital Marketing [Infographic]

Digital Marketing [Infographic] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it

It's the singer not the song. Social media is only tools, it is up to the marketeer to use them properly to get results.

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Jetstar Pilot Distracted by Texts, Forgets to Lower Landing Gear

Jetstar Pilot Distracted by Texts, Forgets to Lower Landing Gear | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
During flight a Jetstar Airlines pilot was messing with his phone. He did not respond to the co-pilot's requests to run through the landing checklist. Just a few hundred feet above ground, the pilots realized they forgot to lower the landing gear.
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Jouvens Jean's comment, October 8, 2013 5:32 PM
I was under the impression that we were not supposed to use our cell phones in any way until the plane landed...
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7 Surprising Facts About Mobile Shoppers

7 Surprising Facts About Mobile Shoppers | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Jinal Shah is a digital strategist at JWT in New York. Before joining JWT, Jinal worked at Advanta, where she created ideablob.com, the very first social network launched by a financial services company.
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More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY]

More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
World travelers are changing their technology-totting ways, an Intel survey says. Today, more travelers are carrying their laptops, smartphones and devices with them to the airport despite hefty security and baggage fees.
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linlin's comment, August 23, 2012 1:25 PM
True! My own experience..a lot of people charging and using their laptops or smartphones while waiting for the flight at the airport. And most airports have free wifi..that give passengers convinience. And I used to get a map when I visit a city, but now I use my phone to get directions.
Mohan Song's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:16 AM

More and more people rely on new technology to study and less people read regular books.

Deborah B's curator insight, January 31, 12:12 AM

More and more travelers can't disconnect from technology !

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G20 Recognizes Travel & Tourism As a Driver of Economic Growth for the First Time and Commit to Work on Travel Facilitation

The G20 world leaders have for the first time, recognised the importance of Travel & Tourism as a driver of jobs, growth and economic recovery.
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Green Innovation in Tourism Can Trigger Major Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits

Green Innovation in Tourism Can Trigger Major Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Tourism experts from international organizations, United Nations agencies and the tourism public and private sector have outlined how green innovation in tourism can drive sustainable development by reducing costs, boosting revenue, creating jobs ...
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Buy Wine Online, Invest in Indie Winemakers

Buy Wine Online, Invest in Indie Winemakers | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
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Diet Glasses Fool You Into Eating Less [VIDEO]

Diet Glasses Fool You Into Eating Less [VIDEO] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
If you've ever eaten an entire sleeve of Oreo cookies without stopping, these high-tech goggles were made for you.
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Philips gives augmented reality view of hotel rooms

Philips gives augmented reality view of hotel rooms | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Maybe this is one of the novel ideas to emerge in the mix of hotels and technology: an application that gives property owners a view of what hi-tech entertainment-focused rooms will look like.
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Google+ Local Unlocks the Power of Zagat

Google+ Local Unlocks the Power of Zagat | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Google+ rolled out on Wednesday a new ‘Local’ tool that allows users to share and find information about nearby places — from museums and spas to restaurants and hotels.
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6 Handy Mobile Apps for City Transit

6 Handy Mobile Apps for City Transit | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Series is presented by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services.
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Sabre Hospitality casts crystal ball on stuff that is really being developed

Sabre Hospitality casts crystal ball on stuff that is really being developed | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
At a customer conference this week Felix Laboy boss of Sabre Hospitality Solutions threw some light on cool stuff others are developing before launching into what his team is working on.
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ATMs - Want Cash? Just Hold Out Your Hand | PYMNTS.com

ATMs - Want Cash? Just Hold Out Your Hand | PYMNTS.com | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it

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8 Ways to Offer Better Customer Service on Facebook

8 Ways to Offer Better Customer Service on Facebook | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The Facebook Marketing Series is presented by Webtrends, helping brands acquire, engage, nurture and optimize Facebook fans. Get the Social Media Marketing Playbook, a guide for maximizing returns. Download now.
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How airlines use Twitter – March 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

How airlines use Twitter – March 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
US airline Delta saw the number of tweets mentioning it increase by almost a third in March, compared to the previous month, meaning it was the most talked about airline on Twitter.
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