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Carnival, MSC ramp up mobile offerings with shipboard gaming platforms, apps

January 27, 2015

Carnival Corporation & plc and MSC Cruises are further integrating mobile strategies onto their cruise ships as consumers look to personal devices for betting and gaming functions, as well as quick access to trip itineraries and the latest ship offers.

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Last-minute booking apps will need to evolve to survive

January 26, 2015

As the number of last-minute booking applications grows, travel marketers will need to adopt newer technologies such as Apple Pay and Touch ID to offer streamlined in-app payment options and remain competitive.

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Carnival, Greyhound leverage onboard apps with chat and destination options

January 20, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line and Greyhound bus company are leveraging mobile applications onboard their transportation vehicles that allow consumers to exchange messages with fellow travelers and purchase tickets to events, respectively, displaying that onboard apps are taking off in popularity.

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Hilton taps Live Nation, Facebook to ramp up hotel stays

January 14, 2015

Hilton Worldwide is marking a new five-year partnership with Live Nation by offering Facebook users a daily opportunity to win prizes including a vacation, hotel stays and tickets to the Grammy Awards, proving that partnerships leveraging social media are key for driving brand awareness and sales.

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Bookmycab app introduces SOS button in response to security needs

January 7, 2015

Indian taxi service Bookmycab.com has introduced an SOS button on its mobile booking application in response to growing demands for enhanced safety features in such services.

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Airbnb entices travelers with revamped mobile Web experience

December 22, 2014

Hospitality brand Airbnb is attempting to drive more mcommerce to its mobile Web site by enticing users with a responsive design and more user-friendly features for booking.

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Easton’s Hotel Group embraces crowdsourced mobile loyalty

December 19, 2014

Easton’s Group of Hotels, a Canadian hospitality brand, is leveraging a crowdsourced-driven mobile loyalty program to drive more customer traffic to its properties and bolster its community of fans.

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Priceline.com’s Express Deals integrates Apple Pay for even faster reservations

December 15, 2014

Priceline.com has integrated Apple Pay into its mobile application to streamline the reservation process for Express Deals, making it the first major online travel agency to adopt the new payment method, according to the company.

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Pala Casino Spa & Resort mobilizes guest experience to boost engagement

December 15, 2014

The new Pala Casino Spa and Resort mobile application will allow its administrators to deliver location-based offers to guests and enhance their time spent at the resort.

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United Airlines deploys iPads for airport purchases funded by miles

November 19, 2014

United Airlines is offering consumers the option of using mileage redemption to pay for in-person purchases at Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal C restaurants and stores.

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