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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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Delta converts 39pc of desktop customers to app users: report

June 24, 2014

Delta is one of several airlines that has taken the lead in mobile services for its customers, having converted about 39 percent of its desktop customers to app users – more than either Southwest Airlines or United – according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group.

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Hotel Near Me app completes first booking via Google Glass

June 10, 2014

Online travel agency Destinia.com has released the free “Hotel Near Me” application following what it claims is the world’s first successful hotel booking through Google Glass.

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Hotwire’s new branding strategy reflects in revamped mobile apps

June 4, 2014

As part of a new branding strategy launched this month, Hotwire is supporting mobile users’ last-minute booking needs and desire for discounts in the latest update of its mobile applications.

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Royal Caribbean taps responsive design for seamless cruise planning on tablets

May 22, 2014

Royal Caribbean International has reinvented its digital Cruise Planner using responsive design and tablet-friendly features such as touch screen capabilities to make it easy for consumers who have booked a cruise to plan their vacation on multiple devices.

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