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Expedia.com’s new tablet app personalizes travel data for easier use

September 5, 2014

Online full service travel site Expedia.com is introducing its new application for tablets featuring personalized travel data that makes searching and booking easier for users.

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GetMyBoat offers boating insurance through mobile devices

September 3, 2014

GetMyBoat, the world’s largest boat rental and charter marketplace, has launched what it claims is the first-of-its-kind global boat insurance product providing low insurance rates to boaters booking through any service or platform.

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Dolce Hotels transforms sales process with mobile solutions

August 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Despite resistance from upper management, conference hotel chain Dolce has transformed the sales process to drive more leads anywhere and at any time through a number of mobile solutions.

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Apple Vacations’ renovated email program increases engagement, return shoppers

August 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – While email has managed to stay afloat during a technology revolution, it has become imperative that promotional emails must be targeted and truly relevant to each recipient.

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Hilton lets guests control their own experience via mobile

July 29, 2014

In a continuation of its quest to deliver greater choice and control for guests, Hilton Worldwide has unveiled new mobile advances such as the ability to check-in and choose exact rooms from digital floor plans, make a purchase upgrade and submit special requests for room service.

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Kimpton Hotels takes a guest-first approach to digital overhaul

July 22, 2014

Kimpton Hotels has unveiled a reinvented, fully responsive Web experience that incorporates content from a recently launched travel blog while providing features such as a universally available booking pathway.

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Pizza Hut, Staples ready rollout of mobile-friendly Visa Checkout

July 17, 2014

Pizza Hut and Staples are among the merchants preparing to accept a new payment option from Visa that promises to streamline mobile checkout by digitizing consumers’ credit cards.

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CityPass takes next step toward mobile ticketing to top attractions

July 2, 2014

A company that bundles pre-paid admission tickets for top attractions in several cities around the country is planning to go mobile.

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HotelTonight’s NFC integration opens door to fully mobile hotel booking

June 27, 2014

Same-day hotel booking application HotelTonight is reinventing the hospitality check-in process with keyless room entry, an innovation raised from predictive marketing to meet mobile needs as 64 percent of total travelers showed interest in this feature, according to a recent report by Magnani Caruso Dutton.

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Windsor sees 5pc of volume from new social-and-payments app

June 25, 2014

A new app that combines the sharing functionality of social media with mobile payments has accounted for 5 percent of volume at New York bar Windsor in the first week, according to one of the establishment’s owners.

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