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Vueling partners with Sony to offer first smartwatch boarding pass

Vueling partners with Sony to offer first smartwatch boarding pass | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Spanish carrier Vueling has embraced wearable technology and has partnered with Sony to offer a smartwatch-based boarding pass on the Smartwatch 2.
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Disney Bets $1 Billion on Technology to Track Theme-Park Visitors

Disney Bets $1 Billion on Technology to Track Theme-Park Visitors | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
DIsney's MyMagic+ technology may make a trip to Disney World more magical—or creep customers out
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Invasion of the Taxi Snatchers: Uber Leads an Industry's Disruption

Invasion of the Taxi Snatchers: Uber Leads an Industry's Disruption | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Love it or hate it, Uber is winning its war for passengers—and cabbies
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Virgin America and Gogo partner with app for an in-flight dream pitch

Virgin America and Gogo partner with app for an in-flight dream pitch | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Virgin America and Gogo Inflight WiFi have partnered with mobile business networking app Here on Biz on a cross-marketing promotion.
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Starwood Testing App Check-In, Smartphone Room Key

Starwood Testing App Check-In, Smartphone Room Key | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Guests will be able to check in and use a smartphone app as a virtual key in two new properties, a plan that could expand to all Aloft and W hotels.
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Starwood may just be the first brand to introduce keyless entry w/ a mobile device, but Hilton, Marriott, and InterContinental hotels are no far behind, hopefully they can create something with rare features.

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2014 Outlook on Travel, Hospitality and Leisure - Deloitte CFO - WSJ

2014 Outlook on Travel, Hospitality and Leisure - Deloitte CFO - WSJ | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
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Technology is playing a key role in enhancing customer service and hotels must stay competitive and up to date with the latest features in order to capture its clientele.

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Social media revealed as top priority for travel technology professionals

Social media revealed as top priority for travel technology professionals | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
With less than 30 days to go until the 2014 edition of Travel Technology Europe (TTE), organisers have revealed results from their annual travel technology survey.
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Travel Technology taken over by social media

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Expedia introduces three new features

Expedia introduces three new features | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel company, unveiled three new features designed to aid customers through the travel planning process: Flight Recommendations, Scratchpad and Itinerary Sharing.
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Traveling with Expedia just became easier thanks to these three new features. The scratchpad is my favorite.

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Business Travel in 2013: Open Booking & Mobile Make Waves

Business Travel in 2013: Open Booking & Mobile Make Waves | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
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Mobile technology has created a transformation for corporate travel.

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Cork Airport is first in Ireland to offer Google Indoor Street View

Cork Airport is first in Ireland to offer Google Indoor Street View | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Cork Airport is the first in Ireland to make Google Indoor Street View available to it passengers, allowing them to take a virtual tour of the terminal.
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Regus to open mobile working hub at Gatwick

Regus to open mobile working hub at Gatwick | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Global workplace provider Regus has signed an agreement with Gatwick Airport to open a drop-in business lounge and meeting room centre near the South Terminal Arrivals area, in addition to workspace airside next to the departure gates. The new Regus Express facilities offer convenient access for those needing a quiet place to work, hold a meeting or even freshen up with a shower prior to departing or on landing at Gatwick.
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Editors Corner: How Facebook Has Changed Our Travel Lives

Editors Corner: How Facebook Has Changed Our Travel Lives | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
As the original social network celebrates its 10th anniversary, the TravelPulse crew reflect on Facebook's pros and cons.
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Is Google abusing its monopoly in search, or just trying to stay in the travel game? - Tnooz

Is Google abusing its monopoly in search, or just trying to stay in the travel game? - Tnooz | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
With this week's announcement of its acquisition of Frommer’s, Google continues to unabashedly move into the content game in travel.
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Tech firms battle to woo drivers

Tech firms battle to woo drivers | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
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Google and Apple are competing yet again towards the race for app systems in vehicles which is quite similar to their smartphone competition.

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CES Las Vegas 2014: How to travel with technology

CES Las Vegas 2014: How to travel with technology | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
This week, thousands of exhibitors, analysts and journalists converge on the world's biggest electronics expo, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Here are some tips to make traveling a little easier

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New Travel Gear for the Tech-Obsessed Traveler

New Travel Gear for the Tech-Obsessed Traveler | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
Condé Nast Traveler editors road-tested new tech gadgets to pick the best travel gear for tech-obsessed travelers who are always connected.
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Here are some new gadgets for those that must stay connected on the go.

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Tech Talk: Four Trends to Watch in 2014

Tech Talk: Four Trends to Watch in 2014 | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
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Keep a look out for these technology trends

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5 Travel Apps You Should Be Using Right Now

5 Travel Apps You Should Be Using Right Now | Travel and Technology | Scoop.it
The road is long, we know. But these five apps can make your life easier, both before your trip and while you're on it.
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These are some must have apps for traveling. The first is quite helpful if  you're going out of the country.

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