Travel portal TripAdvisor continues to push ahead with its mobile and social acquisitions: today the company announced that it has acquired GateGuru, a mobile app that provides real-time information on airports, weather, and flights.
Tourism Undersecretary for Tourism Development Daniel G. Corpuz said that along with sun and beach tourism, the industry must promote other things the Philippines has to offer: nature tourism, cultural tourism, leisure and entertainment tourism, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) and events tourism, health and wellness tourism, retirement tourism, cruise and nautical tourism, diving and marine sports tourism, and education tourism.
Forget the new visual look. It's the support for map directions API, Air Drop of photos and itineraries, new Highlight interest-sharing alerts, and an Apps Near Me tool that are the most promising new features for travel app developers.
Recommendations included establishing a product development strategy to support existing attractions and create new tourism concepts; creating a dedicated events organization to lead, organize and manage citywide efforts in delivering year-round events; and creating a neighbourhood marketing council with Business Improvements Areas to promote the diversity of neighbourhoods in Vancouver.
Local tourism leaders see hints that Savannah is on the cusp of becoming a full-blown vacation destination. They cite new attractions, such as the SCAD Museum of Art and the Savannah Children’s Museum, an emerging foodie culture and expanding hotel offerings as evidence of the city’s potential.
Triposo has just been updated with many new and welcome features, making it an even more useful travel companion. The original version had a definite bias for big-city destinations, but now the app has added more than 22,000 towns with practical information such as locations of pharmacies and public transportation.
"If you have been in London recently, the chances are that you will have seen a new outdoor campaign for the Italian region of Puglia. The region has invested in large posters at various Tube stations and on the backs of London's buses and it is backed up by a multilingual website at www.weareinpuglia.it"
For those who make a habit of frequenting the concierge desk before a day on the town, there’s a new way to tap into the local scene—no fold-out map necessary. These four hotel brands are putting the concierge in your pocket. What could be more convenient?
Tourism chiefs in Wales want more luxury, spa and heritage hotels as part of a strategy to boost earnings and bring in another £1bn (US$1.55bn, €1.16bn) a year by targeting the US, Germany and Ireland.
Facebook has featured TripAdvisor in their latest case study, which demonstrates how a well-integrated OpenGraph application can deliver: in this case, a 27% increase in engagement for Facebook users on TripAdvisor itself.
This week, EE faced a social media backlash after an error in competition guidelines meant that people received TicketMaster vouchers instead of weekend passed to Glastonbury. We take a look at some other social media competitions which didn’t go to plan.
For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil's tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be simple - but two in three will not find accommodations in the host city Recife.
Officials are sending visitors as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) inland to spend the night, a detour on par with staying in Philadelphia for a New York Knicks game.
Businesses are scrambling to crack the social media code. Most businesses know social media has the power to reach millions of customers, but a lot of companies are still trying to figure out the best way to translate tweets and posts into sales. Check out these tips to improve your business with social media:
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