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Can I really check in on my phone?

Can I really check in on my phone? | Travelled | Scoop.it

Amazing indeed. Mr Pogue cites three main advantages to checking in via phone: you save paper and trash, you're less likely to lose your boarding pass (it's essentially impossible unless you lose your phone, too), and by checking in early you make it more likely that you'll be upgraded to first or business class. I'm a convert: I will try this on my next flight (SFO to BOS, August 18, United) and report back.

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HotelTonight Launches on Android, Now in 18 Cities

HotelTonight Launches on Android, Now in 18 Cities | Travelled | Scoop.it
disrupting the hotel industry in a simple way that with a clear user value that doesn't try to be all things to all people.
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Many teens missing out on hols

Many teens missing out on hols | Travelled | Scoop.it
Annual holidays are not being taken by over a quarter of the country's teenagers, new survey results suggest.
Some 26% of those aged between 13 and 19 go on trips away from home less than once each year, according to figures published by YouGov.
While only 18% of teenagers in southern England are failing to take yearly holidays, the figure is much higher in the North, with 33% reporting that this is the case for them.
Travel insurance is one key area of spending which teens and their parents may need to carefully budget for when planning a trip abroad in the near future.
Among the survey's other key findings, YouGov confirmed that financial contributions are currently being made by 37% of youngsters towards their holidays.
With schools up and down the country breaking up for the summer holidays, a number of families will be travelling both in the UK and further afield in the weeks to come.
Spending time together with family members is important in light of people's busy lifestyles, according to Geoff Cowley, managing director of the Hoseasons Group, the organisation which commissioned the research.
He stated: "We know it's a tough economic climate, but there are some very low prices and exceptional value out there if people hunt around."
The proportion of children who holiday less than once a year, broken down by region, is: North 33%, Midlands 31%, East 31%, London 20%, South 18%, Wales 12%, Scotland 29% and Northern Ireland 11%.
There was less disparity at the other end of the scale, with 37% of children in the North holidaying two or more times a year, compared with 36% in the South.
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Rugged luxury: the King Air 350i - companies - FT.com

Rugged luxury: the King Air 350i - companies - FT.com | Travelled | Scoop.it
Rohit Jaggi, the FT's aviation columnist, flies the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i and discovers why it is a popular choice among owner-pilots...
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Infographic: The Social Travel Revolution

Infographic: The Social Travel Revolution | Travelled | Scoop.it
Share This Digital Buzz Post: Related Digital Buzz Posts:Infographic: Social Media In Big Business Infographic: Rise Of Social Media Ad Spending Infographic: A Year In Social Commerce The Social Media Revolution: Visualised Infographic: Artistic Impression...
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Leading the way in city cycling

Leading the way in city cycling | Travelled | Scoop.it
Japanʼs cool bicycle company, tokyobike, will be running free bike maintenance workshops over the next two weeks at its brand new pop-up shop in Rivington Street.
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Social media and travel: move beyond marketing

Social media and travel: move beyond marketing | Travelled | Scoop.it
Social media and the travel industry have a rich heritage, from reviews to personal blogs and photos. But much of the mainstream use social media in the travel industry is confined to marketing and PR.
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Airport V.I.P. Lounges for the Rest of Us

Airport V.I.P. Lounges for the Rest of Us | Travelled | Scoop.it
A growing number of airports are offering comfy clubs unaffiliated with any airline open to travelers willing to pay an entry fee for plush seating, Wi-Fi, bag storage, food, drinks and other amenities.
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What is the British public doing this summer?

If you're young, going abroad, maybe something cultural, probably Europe, but some not at all...but here are a few numbers from YouGov!
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Don’t Take The Stairs, Take The Slide - PSFK

Don’t Take The Stairs, Take The Slide - PSFK | Travelled | Scoop.it
A new outdoor installation gives commuters a little jolt of happiness in the often gloomy morning ride by putting park slides on train platforms.
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22% of British mobile device users use their device for travel planning - New Media Trend Watch Latest News

A significant 22% of respondents to a mobile device travel survey of over 1,200 British people by TripAdvisor, have incorporated a mobile device into their travel planning process. Of those using their mobile devices to plan holidays, researching and booking accommodation is the most common activity. Of those who plan travel on their mobile device:
- 29% have booked or researched accommodation
- 27% have researched destinations
- 26% have read traveller reviews
- 23% have researched restaurants
- 18% have booked or researched flights
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US Airways to hand out branded snack boxes for free on domestic flights

US Airways to hand out branded snack boxes for free on domestic flights | Travelled | Scoop.it
Branded in-flight snack boxes arrive in States
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Marriott International for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Marriott International for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store | Travelled | Scoop.it
Learn more, read reviews, and download Marriott International by Marriott International on the iTunes App Store.
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Google Gets Bus and Tube

Google Gets Bus and Tube | Travelled | Scoop.it
The feature, which launches today, uses Google’s existing maps software.
However, users are now shown a bus icon which, when clicked, shows them a list of different options using public transport. “We’ll give you not only exactly what bus you need, and when it’s due to arrive, but also walking directions at either end," said Parsons.
If used on a mobile phone running Google’s Android software, the software can even give you alerts when you reach your stop on the bus. “Because the phone knows where it is, if you’re on the bus listening to music on your phone, we can even interrupt the music to tell you when you need to get off,” said Mr Parsons.
“We get a feed from TfL frequently, so we can take problems into account, such as the current Circle line changes.”
Google is also working with TfL to get access to its ‘countdown’ boards, which use GPS onboard buses to track them.
Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor’s Director for Digital London said: “London is a fantastic hub for global innovation and is leading the way in the information revolution across Europe. Google Maps is a brilliant example of how freeing data can help Londoners and visitors explore the city.
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Social media and travel: move beyond marketing

Social media and travel: move beyond marketing | Travelled | Scoop.it
Social media and the travel industry have a rich heritage, from reviews to personal blogs and photos. But much of the mainstream use social media in the travel industry is confined to marketing and PR.
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BA marks one year until Olympic Games

BA marks one year until Olympic Games | Travelled | Scoop.it
British Airways is just one of the sponsors marking "one year to go" until London 2012 and gold medallist Denise Lewis discusses the airline‘s activity and her excitement in the build-up to the event.
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Premier Inn adds TripAdvisor reviews | News | New Media Age

Premier Inn has added TripAdvisor reviews to its site in a bid to increase conversion rates.
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Cultured Travel Campaigns

Cultured Travel Campaigns | Travelled | Scoop.it
Hong Kong International Airport - It is interesting to see how public spaces such as subway stations and airports are starting to really embrace the arts, just take the Hong Kong In...
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Expedia and Lastminute.com partner with travel Facebook app Gekko

Expedia and Lastminute.com partner with travel Facebook app Gekko | Travelled | Scoop.it
Major online travel brands including Booking.com and Expedia have agreed a deal to sell holidays directly from Facebook travel app Gekko.
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Vitamin Water bus-stop ad lets devices juice-up before the commute

Vitamin Water bus-stop ad lets devices juice-up before the commute | Travelled | Scoop.it
Battery running low during the rush-hour commute? Glacéau's Vitamin Water Energy Bus Shelter by Crispin Porter & Bogusky wants to help you get charged while you're waiting to board. The new billboards feature a bottle of the vitamin / caffeine-packing drink, sporting a triple-USB port, which you can plug your devices into for some extra juice. Apparently, you'll be seeing these if your daily public-transit hustle takes you through the fine cities of Boston, New York, Chicago or Los Angeles -- we'd imagine owners of HTC's Thunderbolt will find them very useful.
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American Express, Starwood offer exclusive deals to affluent connoisseurs

American Express, Starwood offer exclusive deals to affluent connoisseurs | Travelled | Scoop.it
Luxury Daily today - American Express, Starwood offer exclusive deals to affluent connoisseurs; Alexander Wang stops New York passers-by with outdoor video projections.
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Google & Virgin America Lend Passengers Chromebooks for Their Flights

Google & Virgin America Lend Passengers Chromebooks for Their Flights | Travelled | Scoop.it
At a time when most airlines have cut their in-flight meal services, Virgin America wants to hand out laptops.
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