Expedia and St. Jude Bring Travel to Hospital-Bound Kids: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Mar. 18-24
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Expedia and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have teamed up to bring the world to kids who cannot venture out of the hospital to see it in person. The Dream Adventures initiative uses 360-degree filming, projection mapping and live streaming technology to transport the children into remote and exotic parts of the world. Click for some emotional footage.
Variety is the spice of life — it’s also the number one thing that business travelers are looking for in a loyalty program, according to a study by Collinson Latitude, an Internet marketing service. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with flights, free rooms and upgrades, but steady tweaks in what’s being offered to loyalty members will lead to, well, loyalty. Click for more on this analysis.
A recent update from Google Photos means smarter vacation photos. New albums will now be automatically suggested with just your best photos, and pins, maps and captions will all be right at hand to enhance the snapshots. Click to learn more.
The new iPhone iOS comes with a nifty feature for owners using AT&T who want to make international calls during a trip. You can give someone a ring using Wi-Fi, just find a place with an Internet connection, and avoid the usual fees. One major caveat: the recipient must also have this feature. Click for more details and other limitations.
Online travel agency Booking.com just announced that it is mere weeks away from offering instantly bookable hotels in Cuba. Ten accommodations located in Havana have signed on so far with more in the pipeline. Note that travelers using this service must be traveling to Cuba for one of the 12 approved reasons outlined by the U.S. government. Click for more information.
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