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Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Smartphone using guests at the hotel’s locations can skip the front desk for many features they want to use. Though the mobile app from the Marriott is currently considered to be quite cutting edge in the hotel industry at the moment, many in the travel environment now believe that this type of technology will become the standard within the next few years. The smartphone application makes it possible to skip the front desk … Read entire article »

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Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

The goal is to help to make sure that people staying at the company’s locations will be better rested at night. The latest phase of the Westin Hotels & Resorts Well-Being Movement – a year-long effort to improve the stay of its guests – has now been unveiled, showing that it will be testing wearables in order to help customers to be able to obtain a better night of sleep while staying at one of their … Read entire article »

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The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

According to a recently released report, this market is about to change around the world from wearables. According to the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2014, one of the primary trends that will be turning the industry on its head throughout coming years will be wearable technology. Another major part of the transformation of the travel industry is expected to be big data. This report’s forecasts have stated that wearable technology will have reached the point … Read entire article »

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Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

This service will allow riders to use smartphones to pay for their fares to ride public transit. Metro, the public transit in Washington D.C. has announced that it is planning a test for a new mobile ticketing technology system that will begin early next year, which will give riders the ability to use their smartphones and other mobile devices to be able to pay for their trips. This pilot program will be compatible with newer generations of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Travel, United States

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take advantage of the Touch&Pass … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Travel, Trends

Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

The service is now being tested and is meant to help to keep credit cards from being used by the wrong people. AT&T has revealed that it intends to begin a mobile security service test to help to make it safer for customers to be able to use their credit cards while they are overseas, while improving the fraud protection security that they provide. The service will use geolocation technology to help to ensure that the person … Read entire article »

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Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

The smartphone application is meant to help cottagers to be able to avoid drinking and boating. The popular mobile app from Uber that helps participants in the increasingly popular ride sharing program has now expanded to an entirely new area and vehicle as it helps to provide Canadian cottagers who were traveling away from the cities for the May long weekend with a way to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol while avoiding getting into a … Read entire article »

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Mobile apps are commonly used by American travelers

Mobile apps are commonly used by American travelers

Ninety percent will use their smartphones in domestic or international travel. According to the results of a recent survey, Americans love to have their smartphones and mobile apps available to use while they are traveling both domestically and abroad, and 90 percent will use those devices regardless of the fact that they could incur roaming charges. The outcome of this survey closely mirrors the results of previous research that has made similar suggestions. This most recent study of … Read entire article »

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