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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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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Smartphone booking values up 198% year on year, finds study

  By Travolution The average value of bookings on smartphones has grown significantly, up 198% year on year, while tablet booking values have risen by just 17%. In its latest mobile browsing and booking trends report, brand consultancy Nucleus also found that mobile had rised to 43% of all website traffic in June 2014. AppleContinue reading “Smartphone booking values up 198% year on year, finds study”

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