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No more walking and talking on the Honolulu streets

So-called “smartphone zombies” face fines for looking down at their devices in a bid to reduce injuries and deaths Pedestrians have been banned from looking at their mobile phones while crossing the street in Honolulu. Hawaiian authorities say the aim is to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted walking”. Anyone found looking at their phone faces a fine of between…

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91% of Japanese and Malaysian Theme Park Guests Want Queue-busting Apps

Consumers expect a super-smooth, cash-free experience using mobile technology, research shows 91% of Japanese and Malaysian theme park and resort visitors want to bypass queues by using a cell phone app to purchase a fast-track pass with specific timeslots. 89% want to use an app to buy their entrance ticket and gain entry, a survey by Omnico has found. The…

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Vodafone Portugal launches tourism platform

The Vodafone Portugal and Vodafone Spain Foundations, together with Accessible Portugal and Turismo de Portugal, have created the first Iberian platform for tourism. TUR4all will allow users to consult tourist offers for Portugal and Spain, providing objective and updated information on hotels, monuments and museums, the existence of adapted transport, restaurants with menus in Braille, among others. In the world,…

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Chinese travel search engine iGola partners with Amadeus to make travel more inspiring, simple and affordable

You’ve got one weekend and $500; where should you go? iGola, a new travel search engine based in China, is making it easier for travellers to answer this question with the implementation of Amadeus Extreme Search technology. With this strategic partnership, iGola is using Amadeus’ cutting edge technology to further boost innovation and market growth on a global scale. READ…

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Travel tracking that tells businesses where their people really are

As global travel threats become less predictable, how can companies know exactly where their people are abroad, help them avoid danger and react quickly in an emergency? CEGA and Solace Global will have the answer at the Business Travel Show. The global assistance and security providers will introduce the latest phase of Itinerary Travel Tracking from INtrinsic: their unified medical…

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2017 To Be The ‘Year Of Eastern Europe’: Croatia top choice in Eastern Europe

Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is forecasting 2017 to be the ‘Year of Eastern Europe’, with the region gaining popularity largely due to the shift in tourism away from other destinations that have been affected by acts of terror. The region is also appealing to British tourists concerned about the value of the British pound. Travelzoo deal experts…

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Travelers, beware! Hacking lurks in public plugs and ports

 We’re all guilty of bringing too many gadgets along when we travel. But using local Wi-Fi and public outlets can put you at risk for cyber threats. Here’s how to keep your personal information private while traveling. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Last time I rented a car, its onboard infotainment system offered to pair with my iPhone, and I instinctively pushed…

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Tech advances change the way hotels handle operations, guest experiences

Hotel foodservice is benefiting from advancements in planning tools, ordering software and point-of-sale applications. The tech is changing the way hotels handle day-to-day operations and guest experiences. “Technology is changing and we are just on the verge of understanding where it can go,” said David Morgan, vice president of food and beverage for Omni Hotels & Resorts. In the past…

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Travelocity and Brewers Association Team Up for Beer Tourism Index

“Beercation” may not be in the dictionary yet, but a new index developed by Travelocity in collaboration with the Brewers Association offers beer enthusiasts a place to find deals for the best beer cities and beer-related activities. Travelocity has announced the launch of its Beer Tourism Index, an official list of beer destinations across the U.S. compiled by the Brewers…

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