LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Travelocity executive at the Mobile Shopping Fall Summit said that all of a traveler’s post-purchase behavior has shifted over to mobile devices as consumers rely on their smartphones and tablets as part of the travel experience.
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Mobile ticketing company Masabi reports that sales from transportation-based tickets using the company’s technology have exceeded $100 million, pointing to the strong use case of mobile ticketing for small, everyday functions.
Orbitz.com is making a significant play for a bigger role in its customers’ journeys beyond simply booking a flight or hotel, with mobile loyalty playing a crucial role in bringing this vision to fruition.
More than a third of consumers under the age of 30 use a smartphone when booking a business trip, according to a new study from Expedia and Egencia.
Ski resort Deer Valley Resort is rolling out a commerce-enabled mobile application in the next month and anticipates that mobile will represent two to five percent of total sales within the first year of its launch.
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NEW YORK – A Hilton executive at the Mobile Marketing Association’s SM2 conference said that hotel brands have a bigger opportunity with mobile than to simply drive transactions.
Travelocity has rebuilt its iPhone application from the ground up to accommodate for the more gesture-based features in Apple’s new iOS 7.
Barclay’s Pingit mobile payments service is teaming up with Corethree to bring the financial institution’s mobile checkout to public transportation customers in Britain.
NEW YORK – An InterContinental Hotel Group executive at the Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2013 said that the company is focusing mobile efforts on the hotel experience itself more than the search and booking process, partly in an effort to counter challenges from sites such as Expedia and booking.com.