Mobile travel booking makes up 89 percent of online registrations

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Travelers love to use their smartphones to book their trips, even more than the average retail shopper. Mobile travel booking has become extremely popular, to the point that 89 percent of all online reservations come from smartphones and tablets. This figure is considerably higher than the average rate currently seen among retail shoppers. A new Travel Insights Report revealed details regarding online and mobile travel bookings. The report indicated that 60 percent of business travel registrations are completed by way of a mobile app. Moreover, 89 percent of last minute…

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Olympics accommodations QR codes offer visitors convenient tourism information


The quick response codes have been installed in hotels and lodgings close to PyeongChang. The city of Gangneung, which is located close to PyeongChang, where the 2018 Winter Olympics will begin in February, has added Olympics accommodations QR codes to help tourists. The quick response code installations are being added to the accommodations where tourists will be staying when they attend the games next month. The QR codes have been posted in hotels and other lodgings so tourists can scan and obtain information. The Olympics accommodations QR codes can be…

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QR code tracking to help Delhi Transportation department monitoring cabs and cars

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In the massive Indian city, nearly 60,000 taxis and 90,000 autorickshaws move about the streets. The Delhi Transportation department is implementing a new QR code tracking strategy in the hopes of increasing passenger safety. This has been a growing trend in India, particularly in the effort to make sure women safely arrive at their destinations. The quick response codes will make it possible for the department to keep track of more vehicles. It uses QR code tracking to help make sure the department always knows where the vehicles are on…

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Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

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Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re trying to keep up with busy schedules, very little sleep, over-excited children…

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Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

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Quick response codes inspired by art provide visitors to the Old Town Central district with touring assistance. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has added artistic QR codes to its most recent strategy to appeal to visitors. The idea behind the quick response codes is to draw new tourists to the Old Town Central area of the city. Moreover, they are also designed to provide those tourists with an enhanced experience once they’re there. The art inspired QR codes are posted in a number of different places tourists frequently visit. The…

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QR code signs guide visitors on “Corner Gas” location walking tour

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Fans of the show and movie can now visit the fictional town and learn more using quick response code scans. The location where the “Corner Gas” television series and made-for-TV movie was filmed now features QR code signs to help visitors enjoy self-guided tours. All the visitors need to do is scan the quick response codes with their smartphones and they receive information and directions to move through the town. The tiny fictional town is located out of the way in Saskatchewan, Canada and is drawing crowds. Blaine MacDonald, a…

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QR code stickers give local museum an affordable tech upgrade

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The Williamston Depot Museum is using quick response codes to share more local history. The Williamston Depot Museum in Michigan is using QR code stickers to help share more history stories with its visitors. The quick response codes are scanned with smartphones to open up a wealth of information about the city’s downtown Historical District. The project involves adding QR codes to about 38 buildings so visitors can learn more about their history. Each of the QR code stickers will be unique to the buildings they represent. This provides interested…

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Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

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The company’s third quarter earnings revealed solid growth due to a large number of smartphone users. Yelp’s third quarter 2016 earnings report has been issued and shows a significant impact from mobile traffic. The company saw considerable growth in both its revenue and its active users. These areas of growth have been credited to the sizeable mobile user base and because customers are using those devices on an increasing basis while on the go. Yelp’s year over year revenue for the third quarter increased by almost 30 percent, in 2016.…

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QR code tickets may help shorten lines at Indian railway stations

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The National Democratic Alliance government’s cashless economy efforts could align with this move. Indian Railways may soon use QR code tickets to help sell unreserved seats via smartphones. This strategy represents the railway’s move to follow the lead of the National Democratic Alliance government’s hope to create a cashless economy. This could also help to shorten the very long lineups that currently plague the railway station ticket counters. The national carrier intends to post signs that sell QR code tickets. This way, unreserved passengers can scan the quick response codes…

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QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

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All Nippon Airways Co found itself in hot water after nearly taking off with a seat-less passenger. All Nippon Airways has received a serious warning following a QR code error. A mistaken misuse of a quick response code allowed too many people to board a plane. Even with too many people aboard, the plane pushed back for takeoff with the extra passenger standing in the aisle. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a severe warning to the airline. The incident occurred when a QR code error was…

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QR code placard spotlights Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for Tourists

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The City of St. Augustine has added the museum to its historical signage way-finding program. The City of St. Augustine, Florida has now added a QR code placard for the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum to its way-finding program. This means the historical plaques for the city will include information about the structure. The quick response code has now been added to the sign outside the building. The museum is found in St. Augustine at number 20 Aviles Street and is a part of a growing program. The QR code placard program…

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