Big Ideas & Industry News

For a majority of business and leisure travellers the first stop is a hotel app.

60% of business travellers and 48% of leisure travels rely on hotel apps while planning travel, according to Google research.

Free public wifi sets the stage for an explosion of tourism apps.

NYC is one of the first cities to roll out free public wifi making features like personal and location based notifications the next big feature for tourism apps.

Luxury, five star hotels begin to recognise the role of mobile apps for service, tourism, and brand.

The new Four Seasons apps leverage the advantages of being a smaller chain, combined with offering services demanded by the luxury target.

Investor support grows for apps which improve the visitor experience & streamline operations.

Expedia invests in white label apps developer, Alice, which seeks to streamline hotel operations.

Behind the development of the ultimate tourist experience at Disney World.

Disney World has a vision for the future tourist experience including, personalisation, location based recommendations and payment.

The future of mobile apps and smart hotel rooms is being led by mid-priced brands.

Hotel chains which cater to the quick-in, quick-out business travellers are leading the way in developing mobile apps featuring, check-in, smart-rooms controls, and payment.

Developers now utilise the IOT and smart home devices will make homes safer for children.

The future of smart homes as applied to children’s rooms offers a new vision for safety.