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Where open government data falls down: buying a train ticket

Where open government data falls down: buying a train ticket | Travelled | Scoop.it
Open data is all very well, but what if you don't release the most useful datasets of all?
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Thomson launches cutting-edge Aurasma advert | Thomson Blog

Thomson launches cutting-edge Aurasma advert | Thomson Blog | Travelled | Scoop.it
TUI aurasma AR ad...question is, is it as seamless an experience as the Blippar team's executions?!
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e-tid - Business travellers pine for onboard bars

e-tid - Business travellers pine for onboard bars | Travelled | Scoop.it
More leg room, wi-fi and bars topped a poll of onboard facilities that business travellers would like on new jumbo jets.
 
A survey of 1,000 business travellers by the Business Travel Show, which starts tomorrow, revealed they are ‘torn between a desire to let go and have fun on and a nagging sense of duty to work hard, sleep well and arrive ready for business’.

When asked: ‘What would you most like to see on the new jumbo jets?’, the top answer was a desire for more leg room (69%), then wi-fi (54%) and bars (31%).

The poll showed 28% cited showers, 13% would like onboard cinemas, 8% fancy a flutter on a flying casino, 7% would like a hairdresser, and 5% opted for a double bed.
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e-tid - BA debuts 2012 ad on social media

e-tid - BA debuts 2012 ad on social media | Travelled | Scoop.it
British Airways elected to launch its London 2012 Olympic advertising campaign yesterday on Facebook, rather than on TV.
 
The airline also featured the advert on Google+ before it was screened during ITV1’s Coronation Street last night.

The 60-second advert uses BA’s ‘To Fly. To Serve’ slogan and looks at the build-up to the London Games through the eyes of a little girl.
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e-tid - Staycations stronger than ever in 2012

e-tid - Staycations stronger than ever in 2012 | Travelled | Scoop.it
The annual Holiday Trends survey from market research agency BDRC Continental showed that 58% of respondents are seriously considering taking their main holiday in the UK – more than twice as many (23%) as those considering Spain and over four times as many as those considering the US.

Meanwhile, the proportion of families seriously considering spending their main holiday in the UK has increased from 38% in 2009 to 70% in 2012.

The survey was carried out among 1,008 UK adults and shows that the ‘lure of the staycation has never been stronger’.
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Flyers take their tablets

Flyers take their tablets | Travelled | Scoop.it

AT ANY randomly selected point, one in 12 airline passengers in the United States is using a tablet computer or e-reader.

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Starwood shakes up industry tradition through guest-decided check-in times - Luxury Daily - In-store

Starwood shakes up industry tradition through guest-decided check-in times - Luxury Daily - In-store | Travelled | Scoop.it

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is reinventing the way that consumers visit luxury hotels through increased loyalty offerings including 24-hour check-in and check-out, lifetime status and Starwood ambassadors for its most frequent guests.

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Rodolfo : Check in with Air China

Rodolfo : Check in with Air China | Travelled | Scoop.it

How could Rodolfo, Sweden raise awareness that Air China flies, not only to China but also throughout Asia, while also making the brand a winner in the Swedish.. 

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Google Hotel Finder now shows results based on travel time

Google Hotel Finder now shows results based on travel time | Travelled | Scoop.it

Google has added a new feature to its Hotel Finder that filters hotels based on their maximum travel time from a location or landmark.

For example, you can ask to be shown all the hotels that are within 20 minutes travel time by public transport from Hyde Park.

The results can also be filtered on the time it takes to travel on foot, or you can ask to view all the hotels in a particular area of a city - such as Soho.

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Boutique Hotel Tells The History Of A French Beauty In Every Room [Pics] @PSFK - StumbleUpon

This four-star hotel in Paris is a biographical hotel that is dedicated to Juliette Récamier, a beautiful and accomplished Parisian who had strong influence on French literature and politics in the early 19th century. You can stroll through Hotel La Belle Juliette to learn more about this French icon where each floor is inspired by Juliette’s favorite travel destinations and friends.

via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/01/boutique-hotel-french-history.html#ixzz1kO5houPJ

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Switzerland Tourism to unleash aggressive promotional campaigns in India market -Travel Biz Monitor

With an addition of CHF (Swiss Franc) 1 million to its promotional budget for the Indian market, Switzerland Tourism is planning to unleash an aggressive destination promotion campaign in the country this year. According to Michael Maeder, Managing Director, Switzerland Tourism, the National Tourism Office (NTO) will focus both on B2B and B2C promotions in India. Switzerland Tourism has an overall budget of CHF 2 million for India, this year. In 2012, the NTO will be focusing primarily on tier-II and tier-III cities and will take its promotional activities to 20 cities.

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Scandinavian Airlines: QR Code Video Offers

Scandinavian Airlines: QR Code Video Offers | Travelled | Scoop.it
Just about every other week I get asked about QR codes, you probably do too...
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More set to travel but holiday budgets will fall

More set to travel but holiday budgets will fall | Travelled | Scoop.it
More Brits plan to travel in 2012 than 2011, but on average they will spend slightly less, claims Hotwire research.
 
It estimates that almost 1m (955,092) more Brits plan to take trips in 2012 compared with last year - 75% of the adult population compared with 73% in 2011.

However, the average expenditure will be 4% lower, dropping from £2,009 to £1,920 per UK household.
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Inbound up while outbound stabilises

Inbound up while outbound stabilises | Travelled | Scoop.it
The UK earned a record £17.8bn from overseas travellers and tourists last year, official figures show.
 
Overseas visits to the UK increased by 3% year-on-year in 2011, according to provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The total number of visits topped 30m, with a record number of holiday visits. Business travel also grew, for the second year running.
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‘National treasures’ back tourism campaign

‘National treasures’ back tourism campaign | Travelled | Scoop.it
The UK’s biggest domestic tourism campaign is being led by VisitEngland with support from VisitScotland, VisitWales, Northern Ireland Tourist Board and London & Partners.

It will showcase the country and highlight the key events taking place this year, including the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the Torch Relay, the Cultural Festival and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

In addition to the main TV advert, which will run for two months from 8 March, a series of ten-second clips will be shot in several destinations.

In return for £100,000 funding – to be matched by VisitEngland – Blackpool, Skegness, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Birmingham will be showcased as part of the campaign.
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The Future of Hipmunk: Hooking the world’s savviest travelers

The Future of Hipmunk: Hooking the world’s savviest travelers | Travelled | Scoop.it
Did you know that you can integrate your Google Calendar when searching for flights on Hipmunk? Or that you can use it to search for hotels based on their 'walkability' to nearby transportation, ...
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Blue Bite reports results of US NFC marketing campaign • NFC World

Blue Bite reports results of US NFC marketing campaign • NFC World | Travelled | Scoop.it

A campaign for travel app HotelTonight, which combined promotional videos shown on digital screens with the ability to download the app via NFC, QR code, Bluetooth or WiFi, saw a small but promising number of interactions via NFC, says the mobile...

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KLM Uses Twitter To Get Flyers The Cheapest Fare @PSFK

KLM Uses Twitter To Get Flyers The Cheapest Fare @PSFK | Travelled | Scoop.it

Dutch airline turns to the popular social networking platform to advertise its latest deals and help customers price check flights 

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American Express : The world at your fingertips

American Express : The world at your fingertips | Travelled | Scoop.it

INGO Stockholm has created an iPad ad for American Express eurobonus card.

For every purchase you make using your Amex card you get points that...

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First Choice | Die erste Wahl an Adressen online

First Choice | Die erste Wahl an Adressen online | Travelled | Scoop.it
Nice Beta site of boutique hotels and destinations in Germany. First Choice ist ein Netzwerk, das deutschlandweit die besten Restaurants, Bars, Lounges, Clubs und Boutiquen mit dem Siegel kürt, dass unverkennbar für Qualität steht.
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Google Hotel Finder now shows results based on travel time

Google Hotel Finder now shows results based on travel time | Travelled | Scoop.it

Google has added a new feature to its Hotel Finder that filters hotels based on their maximum travel time from a location or landmark.

For example, you can ask to be shown all the hotels that are within 20 minutes travel time by public transport from Hyde Park.

The results can also be filtered on the time it takes to travel on foot, or you can ask to view all the hotels in a particular area of a city - such as Soho.


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Curators of Sweden

Curators of Sweden | Travelled | Scoop.it

Curators of Sweden project: the Swedish government decided to select a group of diverse content curators that would rotate every seven days on its @Sweden Twitter handle, rather than putting one person in charge. With the hope that having varied perspectives would attract a wide array of tourists from around the globe, the Curators of Sweden program chose a writer to start off the conversation, followed by a teacher, a priest and a female truck driver.

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Amadeus reports on the future of travel • NFC World

Amadeus reports on the future of travel • NFC World | Travelled | Scoop.it
A new research study commissioned by technology provider Amadeus examines how new technologies, including NFC, are set to revolutionise the travel experien...
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