Category: Technology

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Slack, a messaging app for work teams

Slack is a new super messaging app for businesses, with 1.1 million daily active users in just a year of its existence with about USD 340 million funding raised and USD 2.8 billion valuation. A lot of third-party services such as Dropbox, Google Hangouts and Google Drive, Twitter, Mailchimp, and others are now integrating their […]

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Google maps to get offline search

Google recently announced that its hugely popular map app, Google Maps, will soon be available offline, along with its turn-by-turn navigation features. The offline features announced for Google Maps are mainly intended for ‘emerging markets’ where mobile internet connection is spotty, and data charges expensive, since navigation via GPS is independent of mobile networks. Google […]

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Marriott Hotels to offer Netflix on guest room televisions

Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International Inc, and Netflix announced a groundbreaking partnership to revolutionise the guest room entertainment experience. Guests staying at select Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing accounts simply by using the Netflix app on the hotel’s internet-connected guest room televisions. For […]

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Expedia brings mobile app updates to address traveller requests

Expedia.com recently revealed several major updates to its mobile apps, in response to recent company research on mobile travel behaviours. The updates enable a more complete, one-stop travel resource, featuring access to an enormous selection of flights, hotels and now rental cars, as well as a number of local activity options in top U.S. destinations. […]

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Stayzilla.com plans to add over 50,000 stay options

Stayzilla.com has set for an exponential growth aim in terms of hotels and destinations. Presently, Stayzilla.com has ties to over 26,000 properties across 4000 towns in India, which by the end of next year they plan to increase to 8,000 destinations and 50,000 accommodations. Stayzilla.com’s Founder & CEO, Yogendra Vasupal said, “We intend to cover […]

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Travelport Smartpoint App preferred by more than 100 airlines

More than 100 airlines have signed up for the Travelport Smartpoint Application (App) by Travelport Galileo. While speaking at the second edition of the ‘Student of the Year’ contest in New Delhi recently, Anil Parashar, President and CEO, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) said that the product is a game changer in assisting airlines in driving […]

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Orbitz.com launches smart lock for passwords with Google

Orbitz.com announced that it is the first travel company to integrate Smart Lock for Passwords, a secure password manager from Google, into Orbitz.com and the Orbitz app for Android. Customers that sign in to Orbitz.com using Chrome or the Orbitz app for Android will now have the option to save their password with Smart Lock. […]

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WorldVentures debuts novel DreamTrips travel app

WorldVentures, the leading international direct seller of vacation club memberships, has launched its highly anticipated DreamTrips app for members and Independent Representatives. DreamTrips are exclusively priced, curate group vacations to some of the most coveted destinations in the world. They are the signature product of WorldVentures which, in its 10th year, is emerging as a […]

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Marriott mobile app launches new chat feature from Marriott Hotels

Travellers everywhere will be able to instantly connect with 500 Marriott Hotels worldwide before, during and after their stays using the new Mobile Request option on the Marriott Mobile app. Specifically designed to request services and amenities, the new feature is being introduced at 46 hotels today including eight hotels in Asia Pacific, and the […]

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Travel booking through mobile apps on a rise: Survey

Yatra.com conducted their annual summer survey which showcases the outlook of Indian travellers’ planning to holiday this summer. The key finding from the survey was that around 21% of the travellers are now looking at mobile applications as a key medium to book their vacation. Mobile bookings for travel have increased a jump to 20% […]

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