Will your next flight be BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – as airlines offer streaming inflight content?

Gone are the days where plane passengers squint at TV monitors five rows ahead, straining for the punchline in the latest Adam Sandler movie. Effective this April, United Airlines will stream inflight content directly to your iOS device on select aircraft. The initial rollout will affect Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and select 777-200 … Continue reading Will your next flight be BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – as airlines offer streaming inflight content?

KLM gets local with new employee-run Twitter account for travelers

It’s easy for companies to grow stale on social media – but not Dutch airline KLM, which continues to dominate social media. Its latest venture is LocalEyes, a Twitter account and webpage offering tips from local employees. Every week, the company chooses an employee to take over the LocalEyes Twitter account and tweet about local … Continue reading KLM gets local with new employee-run Twitter account for travelers

Sixty Things You Should Know About Social Media in Travel

Via Tnooz, by Julie McNamee from Webnwords. Here’s a selection of mostly social media tips that I picked up from World Travel Market in London this week. Social media’s “Dirty Little Secret” (Social data) Sarah Kennedy Ellis – Sabre Labs 1) Instagram is the place to be for brands – people engage with brands 40 times … Continue reading Sixty Things You Should Know About Social Media in Travel

Your newest vacation planners: Four Seasons and Pinterest

Bored? Turn to boards. Online boards, that is. Four Seasons just established a Pinterest presence to help you plan your next vacation. With the new trip-planning service, Pin.Pack.Go, travelers create Pinterest boards and invite their preferred Four Seasons hotel to chime in on recommendations of things to do and places to visit on their vacation. … Continue reading Your newest vacation planners: Four Seasons and Pinterest

Marriott introduces new tech-friendly hotels

Marriott beckoned to the tired, the poor, the huddled masses of tech-savvy travelers weary of overpriced, spotty Wi-Fi access with nowhere to put their USB cords and lo, the Moxy Hotels brand was born. The company recently announced the innovative budget-friendly hotel chain, which features free Wi-Fi connection, built-in USB ports in each wall socket, … Continue reading Marriott introduces new tech-friendly hotels