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HotelTonight adds forecasting features to capitalize on impulse bookings

April 17, 2014

HotelTonight’s new Look Ahead forecasting tool for its mobile application is designed to give confidence to the impulsive traveler, while generating demand for unfilled hotel rooms.

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Net-A-Porter links with boutique hotel for personal shopping service

April 15, 2014

Online retailer Net-A-Porter has partnered with new midtown Manhattan boutique hotel WestHouse to provide guests with bespoke shopping services.

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Best Western moves towards one-click mobile checkout goal with Google Wallet

April 14, 2014

Best Western’s new mobile payment offerings puts the hotel brand one step closer towards its goal of cutting down the checkout process to one step.

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Travel Trolley crafts mobile site to reach prospective customers

April 2, 2014

Online travel agency Travel Trolley has launched a fully bookable mobile site enabling on-the-go travelers to search and compare prices as well as book and pay for flights directly from their smartphones.

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71pc of airlines say mobile is future of airline payments: report

March 28, 2014

The number of airlines offering on-board mobile payments will increase from 5 percent to 36 percent in the next two years, according to a new report from WorldPay.

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Expedia.com overhauls site to better meet travelers’ mobile needs

March 28, 2014

Expedia.com’s most significant redesign in over a decade recently debuted to address mobile’s growing role for travelers and boasts faster page loading, smart recommendations and responsive design.

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Priceline tests location, contextual-based features to take mobile up a notch

March 20, 2014

Priceline is testing two new products that build on the company’s significant portion of mobile-generated sales to give consumers more options when booking a flight or hotel room.

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Priceline CMO eyes bigger role in on-property purchases via mobile

March 17, 2014

Priceline wants a bigger role throughout the travel experience, such as enabling hotel check-ins or on-site purchases, and views mobile as essential to realizing these goals.

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Licensed car-service apps challenge Uber’s dominance

March 14, 2014

As new application-based taxi services such as Uber and Lyft face challenges for not following regulations, a more conservative approach from Carmel Limousine shows how marketers can work within the legal system effectively.

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Chicago to roll out city-wide mobile payments for parking

March 12, 2014

The City of Chicago will be introducing a pay-by-mobile program for parking this spring to bring more convenience to its residents.

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