Welcome to Scotland tourist initiative launches augmented reality app

Welcome to Scotland App

The National Tourism Board of Scotland is looking to change the way visitors to the country get their information by updating all tourist materials with augmented reality. The Board has thrown its support behind Welcome to Scotland, a website put together by a conglomerate of attractions throughout the country. The group has developed a new mobile application for the iPhone and Android smart phones that makes full use of augmented reality. Using the app, visitors can find a wealth of information about the various attractions found throughout Scotland. Using the…

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Alaska Airlines customers now have enhanced mobile experience when they travel

Mobile Travel App

Customers traveling with Alaska Airlines can now use an iPhone app to check-in to their flights, access boarding passes, and obtain other useful information related to their travel experience. The features offered by this app gives customers a way to access some of their most vital travel information in a highly convenient way. The airline explained that it feels that one of the most important options offered by this app is the ability for travelers to check in using their smartphones, obtain access to their boarding passes, receive text or…

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Travelers may benefit from greater information organization through the Omnego GoTravelWallet app

New Travel App

Omnego has announced the release of its latest app, GoTravelWallet, which gives its users the ability to store, organize, and access information relating to their travel such as airline tickets, reward cards for hotels, and currency exchange rates. Many travelers find it handy to keep all of their information safely stored in one place that is easy to access. The Omnego app is currently available for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry devices. CEO of Omnego, David Thomas, said that the GoTravelWallet app was developed to assist “help business and pleasure travelers…

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QR codes come to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as part of a new interactive learning initiative

QR Codes at the Zoo!

The appeal of QR codes in the marketing world is well known these days. It seems that every business is making use of the codes to engage consumers that are growing increasingly attached to their mobile devices. In this sense, there are few avenues that the codes have not yet traveled, but their capabilities for information and content distribution can extend well beyond the realm of marketing. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is using the codes, but not for advertising. The acclaimed wildlife center has taken note of the…

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iPhone app lets Amtrak customers purchase their tickets via mobile phone

Boston Amtrak Station

Amtrak has announced its introduction of a new iPhone app that will allow its passengers to more easily check the train schedules, plan their trips, buy train tickets, and change the reservations that they’ve already made. The purpose of the app is to provide faster and more convenient ways for travelers to plan their trips and make the necessary arrangements. They can now download the Amtrak app for free from the Apple App store in order to benefit from the many features connected to the Amtrak trains which operate in…

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