Connected cruisers

Photo Credit: Illustration by Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video By Tom Stieghorst As cruise lines search for ways to appeal to younger guests, one item in the toolbox is the app, that downloadable software that makes a smartphone into more than just a device to make calls. By one estimate, the average smartphone user has 41Continue reading “Connected cruisers”

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New technology brings lower travel calling costs

ChatSim is a SIM card that offers users the ability to message on certain apps for a baseline price of $12 per year. An Expedia.com study recently revealed what most suspected: The majority of travelers consider their smartphones to be the most important item to bring on trips. But signing up for and using overseas calling plansContinue reading “New technology brings lower travel calling costs”

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Smartphone the most essential travel item, survey finds

Worldwide, smartphones are travelers’ most indispensable items when they travel, even ahead of their toothbrush and driver’s license, according to the Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index. The index, commissioned by Expedia.com and Egencia (Expedia’s business travel brand), was conducted by consulting firm Northstar. It was based on input from 9,642 travelers from 19 countries. Among U.S. respondents,Continue reading “Smartphone the most essential travel item, survey finds”

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