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Wyndham’s daily social media challenge unlocks swag on mobile

July 1, 2015

Wyndham Vacation Rentals is rolling out a new sweepstakes that asks consumers to unlock daily social media challenges for a chance to win prizes such as car rentals, a DSLR camera and vouchers to one of the hotel conglomerate’s rental properties.

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Cale shifts the parking payment industry with Apple Pay

June 30, 2015

Parking technology manufacturer Cale is easing customers’ payment experience with the introduction of Apple Pay into its terminals, suggesting a possible shift in non-merchandise based payments.

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Motel 6 checks in 21pc conversion rate jump on mobile

June 22, 2015

Motel 6 saw conversion rates for mobile booking jump 21 percent over the past year, thanks to the brand’s decision to optimize the checkout experience by introducing a new site with responsive Web design.

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JetBlue’s success stems from data collection, says Qualtrics exec

June 17, 2015

NEW YORK – A Qualtrics executive at CXNYC 2015 claimed that JetBlue Airways has done a commendable job of combining transactional data and market research to better understand the customer experience and fuel future enhancements.

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Mobile bookers more valuable than those on desktop: report

June 12, 2015

Mobile bookers are eclipsing the value of those who book via desktop, with consumers on smartphones 47 percent more likely to book more than three trips than their computer counterparts, according to a survey from Criteo and Phocuswright.

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Expedia boosts mobile momentum with new booking options

June 11, 2015

Expedia is boosting its mobile momentum with a series of new application features, including the ability to book rental cars, a “Book Now, Pay Later” functionality and a redesigned launch screen.

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Residence Inn taps augmented reality-enabled social hours to fuel stays

June 8, 2015

Residence Inn by Marriott is driving interest in its social hour by enabling guests to use augmented reality application Blippar to scan beverage coasters with their smartphones to access suggested food and beer pairings and customizable selfies.

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Expedia.com broadens consumer horizons with Spanish-language mobile site

June 1, 2015

Expedia is extending its reach by unveiling a Spanish language site for mobile and desktop users equipped with the same features as its point-of-sale English site, proving that third-party travel marketers must ensure their services reach any interested consumer and transcend language barriers.

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Blue Star Jets promises Uber-like experience with private jet booking app

May 29, 2015

On-demand private jet charter company Blue Star Jets has launched a mobile application to offer on-the-spot bookings with access to and from any airport in the world.

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Omni Hotels adds flexibility to mobile booking with courtesy hold

May 28, 2015

In a reflection of how mobile is increasingly being used to research travel plans in advance, Omni Hotels & Resorts claims to be the first luxury hotel brand to offer a 24-hour courtesy hold for reservations made through mobile devices.

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