Bed and internet replaces B&B.

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 11 September 2017: AccorHotels’ latest research underscores what we have always suspected; a good internet connection tops the clicked boxes when we make a holiday choice.

AccorHotels.com did its homework on what makes for a great holiday, assisted by the research institute GFK*.

There were no surprises concerning the internet’s crucial importance to holiday success, but the responses to the question “who is the best travel companion raised a few eyebrows. Read more

Germany tackles Wi-Fi stumbling block

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, Technology

BERLIN, 16 May 2016: Try looking for a free Wi-Fi connection in the cafe down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn’t one.

Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments. They just don’t exist.

In an age when almost everyone carries a smartphone, the absence of such free hotspots can appear to be an aberration in a country that is known for its technological prowess. Read more

Internet sales dominate travel

May 10, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

SAN FRANCISCO, 10 May 2016: The latest research indicates that 68% of consumers globally book their travel online according to MarkMonitor.

However, seven out of every 100 respondents surveyed ended up with plans not in line with their expectations, highlighting a definite need for increased education when booking online.

The research, conducted by a leading market research company Opinium, analysed the online behaviour of consumers around booking travel online, including bargain hunting for seasonal goods and attitudes towards piracy. Read more

Thailand’s great firewall under attack

September 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Technology, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 September 2015: Thailand’s junta is facing growing opposition over plans to introduce a single Internet gateway for the country to make it easier to monitor the web and block content.

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition against the proposal, which has been dubbed the “Great Firewall of Thailand” — a play on China’s draconian Internet censorship programme — by commentators, analysts and netizens.

News of the proposal first emerged last week when a cabinet order was unearthed by a Thai programmer and spread on social media.

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Fear of the internet

May 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Myanmar, News

YANGON, 27 May 2015: Myanmar’s local tourism companies face stiff competition from online travel firms that could put small travel firms in Myanmar at risk.

Nature Dream Travels managing director, Daw Sabei Aung, told Myanmar Times that the internet market could account for as much as 70% of all travel to Myanmar within a few years, pushing local tour operators against the wall.

“We’re giving internet training to our tour operators and hiring foreign internet marketing experts. But that won’t help the industry countrywide. We need government support to save SME tour operators,” she said.

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