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New HiSITE Channel Connection: +Zbreaks 
HiRUM Software Solutions has been working with an exciting new online booking channel. Zbreaks allows your guests to book their next holiday with a portion of the funds being donated to a charitable cause or organisation, at no extra cost to your guests or property!

Full details: www.hirum.com.au/blog/zbreaks

#Zbreaks   #Charity   #Holiday  
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Hey, Look! The Most Nightmarish Idea for Plane Seating Ever
Flying economy is terrible. But things can always get worse, thanks to airlines desperate to crank up profits by cramming as many of us into the cabin as possible. With “Economy Class Cabin Hexagon,” you get more neighbors than ever before—and they are right in your face.

Leave your personal space and dignity at the departure gate. +WIRED has the full story:
www.wired.com/2015/07/hey-look-nightmarish-idea-plane-seating-ever/

#airlines   #airplanes   #aviation   #design   #flying   #travel  
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"I can book them into the same hotel, right?"
The strange requests travel agents get
Kids say the darnedest things - and it turns out travellers do, too. Here are the 20 strangest requests people have asked their agents, according to the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA): www.traveltalkmag.com.au/agenttalk/the-strange-requests-travel-agents-get

+Traveltalk  #Travel   #Funny   #CustomerService  
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Flying soon? Here's how to determine the probability of your plane falling from the sky... 
It’s been a grisly 12-month period for the airline industry - from the two Malaysia Airlines accidents to the latest horrifying video of the TransAsia crash, there’s been no shortage of anxiety-producing aviation news. Other analysis from insurers shows a nearly $1 trillion risk exposure in aviation. So it’s not that surprising that more travelers are paying attention to safety issues.

And now, of course, there’s an app for that. It’s called “Am I Going Down?” and it’s an app that calculates the probability of an incident on a given flight. 

Find out more at +Tnooz
www.tnooz.com/article/determine-probability-plane-falling-sky/

#Plane   #Flight   #Crash   #Airline   #App   #TechNews  
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Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world's largest airport terminal
China currently boasts the world's largest building, could soon be home to the world's tallest pair of towers, and according to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), we will soon be able to add an airport passenger terminal to the list. The firm has unveiled plans for its Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, which it says will be the world's largest.

+Gizmag has more details: 
www.gizmag.com/beijing-airport-terminal-worlds-largest-zaha-hadid/35966/

#Architecture   #Airport   #ZahaHadid   #Beijing   #China  
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As screen sizes increase, mobile becomes the first stop for business travelers seeking certainty
As more consumers tote phablets (phone/tablets), travel companies are now able to overcome the overarching obstacle to widespread mobile use in travel bookings – the limitations of the small screen size.

See more at +Tnooz:
www.tnooz.com/article/screen-sizes-increase-mobile-becomes-first-stop-travelers-seeking-certainty/

#phablet   #phone   #tablet   #travelmarketing   #travelindustry  
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Do travel bloggers actually have direct influence on consumer decisions?
A recent +Nielsen report explores the always-important and ever-evolving question of what content types influence consumer decisions the most. So does expert content from travel bloggers have any actual impact on the purchase process? 

Read more: www.tnooz.com/article/content-types-influence-consumer-decisions/

#travelblog   #travelblogging   #consumerbehavior   #nielsen   #purchasedecision   #travel   #wanderlust  
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Google’s 2014 travel study: App mania has ebbed, yet booking by smartphone is still hot
This report has some eye-opening findings that could help digital marketers plan their campaigns and help travel companies allocate their spending more optimally. 

Read more at +Tnoozwww.tnooz.com/article/google-research-travel-marketers-traveler-shopping-behavior/

+Sean O'Neill  #tnooz   #hotel  #travelindustry #hotelmarketing #digitalmarketing #smartphone #technology #travelstudy
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Off-the-cuff implications of latest Apple madness: Pay to be the most important for travel, Watch and iPhone follow closely
Apple has made another mammoth announcement today, releasing a new iPhone, payment system and wristwatch. Here are some off-the-cuff (pun intended) implications for travel.

Read more: www.tnooz.com/article/cuff-implications-latest-apple-madness/

+Tnooz  #Apple   #iPhone   #AppleWatch   #ApplePay   #iOS8   #Technology   #Smartphone   #TravelIndustry   #TravelNews  
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20 reasons to travel this Spring! 
Whether you're an avid traveller who's never without a suitcase, or a homebody searching for a momentary escape from your daily routine, these quotes will speak to your sense of wanderlust.

#spring #travel   #travelquotes   #wanderlust   #adventure   #journey   #holiday   #escape   #discovery  
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