Calling Connected Cities Entrepreneurs: An Unmissable Opportunity to Explore the Market in India

The global need for radical solutions to city challenges is becoming ever clearer. Over the last few years Innovate UK has made significant progress in developing UK SME capability in being able to offer, and show value from, the kinds of innovative cross-systems products and services that cities need in order to flourish in the …

Travel Sector Sees Mobile Traffic Increase By 196% Year On Year

New analysis has revealed that the travel sector is seeing the biggest surge in traffic and sales via handheld devices, compared to desktop. Further evidence has been unveiled that desktop devices are continuing to lag behind the growth of their handheld counterparts, as the trend of shopping online using mobiles and tablets strengthens year on …

56% of travellers that roam with their existing SIM card are paying up to £150 extra per trip

Recent research has revealed that 31 per cent of travellers still don’t use their phone when they travel abroad. 40 per cent use their existing provider and 15 per cnet of people use an international SIM card to stay connected. The survey found that more than half of people who used their regular SIM card when …

UK business travellers shun the sharing economy

More than two-thirds of UK business travellers shun the sharing economy (even when companies encourage it). Fewer than one in three UK business travellers use a sharing economy service when travelling for work, despite nearly half of businesses having a policy in place allowing them to do so. New research from Egencia, the business travel arm of Expedia, …

BA faces ‘budget airline’ backlash over deal to sell M&S food on its flights

British Airways is facing a backlash from passengers after teaming up with Marks & Spencer to charge passengers for food on short-haul flights for the first time, reports The Daily Mail. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the country’s flag carrier has struck a deal with the supermarket giant loved by Middle England to …

Norwegian partners with GetYourGuide to offer greater value travel experiences

Low-cost airline Norwegian has partnered with GetYourGuide, the largest travel activity booking website. Members of the airline’s award-winning loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, can now reduce the cost of future flights when choosing from nearly 30,000 tourist experiences worldwide. Norwegian Reward is free to join and now has 4.6 million members globally, adding 100,000 each month …