Goibibo dials payments for hotels, TripIt rates flights, and more…


This is a roundup for product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for November 2016.

Tuesday 29 November 2016:

Goibibo helps hotels with payments

  • Hoteliers on the Goibibo network will now be able to collect web payments from walk-in customers. A customer’s mobile device is used to pay for a reservation, using an online platform provided by Goibibo. Some 100,000 property types in India are estimated to be without digital payment tools.

Thursday 17 November 2016:

TripIt rates flights

  • The travel itinerary and management app will now automatically ask the user to give a score for a flight as soon it has been taken. The ratings will cover five elements: seat and comfort, food, entertainment, service and wifi.

Monday 7 November 2016

Travelport enters an expanded pact with Hopper

  • The startup behind the mobile-only flight prediction and booking app for iOS and Android has entered into a larger technology partnership with the e-commerce platform. Hopper is using the Travelport Universal API and Travelport shopping data products to give travelers with recommendations into the best flights to buy.

Friday 4 November 2016:

Trainline goes mobile for corporates

  • Trainline For Business has given travel management companies and business travellers the ability to use barcoded mobile tickets on 11 train operators in the UK. The app features real-time information (such as platform departures and how busy a train is), live journey tracking and notifications.

Wednesday 2 November 2016:

British Airways puts wifi on short-haul network

  • The carrier and its sister airlines – Aer Lingus, Vueling and Iberia – will begin rolling out on-board connectivity from 2017 on all short-haul routes. The technology will be provided by Inmarsat.

Gogo and iPass extend agreement

  • The partnership will give iPass customers the ability to connect to wireless services on Gogo Wifi-enabled flights. Some 2,800 aircraft worldwide are fitted with Gogo’s technology.

NB: Travel devices image via Shutterstock.

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