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QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

The university and cathedral city in South East Wales is using quick response codes to educate tourists. A new program has now introduced QR codes throughout the city of Newport, Wales, in order to help to provide visitors to the city with more information about the history of some of the most important points on its map. The quick response codes have been designed to provide smartphone carrying visitors with an informational tour. The tour using QR codes … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

The airline has discovered that people find that the use of AR technology is appealing and generates a positive response. The new 787 Dreamliner at Virgin Atlantic, called Birthday Girl, is considered to be one of the most advanced and high tech experiences in aviation due to a number of its features, including an augmented reality tour. The plane has been designed to bring together an elegant design and the latest in AR technology. Visitors to a specific … Read entire article »

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QR codes are central to Memory Lane Heritage Village attempt to spike tourism

QR codes are central to Memory Lane Heritage Village attempt to spike tourism

The museum located in coastal Nova Scotia is using some of the latest technology to take visitors back in time. The coastal community of Lake Charlotte in Nova Scotia, Canada, is home to the Memory Lane Heritage Village, which is a museum that is focused on depicting coastal living in the province in the 1940s and 1950s, but that is now using QR codes and mobile devices to appeal to today’s tourist. The museum is giving itself … Read entire article »

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Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

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 in order to check-in … 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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