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Business Travelers Expect to Manage Travel on All Devices

Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, announces results from its 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey* today, highlighting the increasing desire by business travelers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as priority boarding and airport lounge access topping business travelers’ wish lists, the study revealed travelers are…

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Chinese travel search engine iGola partners with Amadeus to make travel more inspiring, simple and affordable

You’ve got one weekend and $500; where should you go? iGola, a new travel search engine based in China, is making it easier for travellers to answer this question with the implementation of Amadeus Extreme Search technology. With this strategic partnership, iGola is using Amadeus’ cutting edge technology to further boost innovation and market growth on a global scale. READ…

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The Airport Jacket – suitcase you can wear

Have a problems with excessive baggage every time you take a flight? Than keep on reading… The convertible coat can be worn in three ways including as a hip-length waist coat (eight pockets), a three-quarter length jacket (11 pockets) and longer full-length coat (14 pockets). Its two detachable panels come with three extra pockets that can together up to six kilograms….

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Mastercard and Boingo Wireless Join Forces to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access around the World

Service is Now Live for Select HSBC Mastercard Cardholders on Four Continents Mastercard and Boingo Wireless are providing Mastercard cardholders unlimited access to more than one million premium Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The Wi-Fi service is now available for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders in Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. at no…

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Travel tracking that tells businesses where their people really are

As global travel threats become less predictable, how can companies know exactly where their people are abroad, help them avoid danger and react quickly in an emergency? CEGA and Solace Global will have the answer at the Business Travel Show. The global assistance and security providers will introduce the latest phase of Itinerary Travel Tracking from INtrinsic: their unified medical…

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EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel around the EU

The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU, according to the agreement reached this evening by negotiators of the European Parliament,…

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Travelers, beware! Hacking lurks in public plugs and ports

 We’re all guilty of bringing too many gadgets along when we travel. But using local Wi-Fi and public outlets can put you at risk for cyber threats. Here’s how to keep your personal information private while traveling. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Last time I rented a car, its onboard infotainment system offered to pair with my iPhone, and I instinctively pushed…

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A new travel app is offering the lowest flight prices we’ve ever seen

Travelers who plan trips based on getting the very best flight deals may already be familiar withDealRay. On Wednesday, the desktop-only platform revealed its first mobile app—and it could be a game-changer. The members-only site can send real-time alerts and push notifications whenever it detects massive price drops, error fares, or flash sales. DealRay spotlights localized, and often-exclusive deals (no…

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Marriott is Giving Away Free Trips Today

Enter the social media sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram. As part of Global Travel Day, Marriott is giving away all-expenses-paid trips all day long. Anyone passing through Rockefeller Center today can walk a giant world map and try a hand at winning a free trip. Contestants are given a room key card and one chance to wave it over a…

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Hundreds of flights worldwide delayed by ‘cyber-attack’

Dozens of flights worldwide delayed by computer systems meltdown Fears of a campaign of cyber attacks on leading airlines have grown after a “systems issue” delayed dozens of United Airlines flights worldwide. A spokesman for United told The Independent: “ “We are aware of an issue with our systems that is resulting in flight delays. We are working to resolve…

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