Articles tagged “apps”

14 Apps to Calm Your Travel Mind

14 Apps to Calm Your Travel Mind

Sean O’Neill, Skift

Permanxiety is now a sad fact of life. But you may be able to stress less if you lean on a handful of smartphone apps that can help you avoid health risks, security threats, and other potential travel snafus.

2 weeks ago

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruising is already one of the cheapest ways to travel, but this yacht rental startup could be giving cruises a run for their money.

4 weeks ago

Launching: Skift Travel App for iOS and Android

Launching: Skift Travel App for iOS and Android

Jason Clampet, Skift

The new Skift Travel app is subscribers-first app, with lots of benefits for the paid Skift Research users. But free users do get access to the last 24 hour of stories.

1 month ago

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

Colin Nagy, Skift

The hardware and evolving software on the iPhone removed friction for travelers in immeasurable ways. It also created friction. The iPhone beckons us whenever we have an idle moment, forcing us to miss some of the things that make travel, particularly solo travel, so beautiful.

1 month ago

Language App Competition Is Growing But the Best Features Aren’t Free

Language App Competition Is Growing But the Best Features Aren’t Free

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's easier than ever to pick up some key phrases (or more) before a foreign trip, but travelers should do some research to figure out which option is best for their needs — and how much it will cost.

3 months ago

Messaging App Line to Open Digital Theme Park in Thailand

Messaging App Line to Open Digital Theme Park in Thailand

Kankanit Wiriyasajja and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press

If you build it they will come — and text. Is Line Village Bangkok a next-generation theme park? We'll see.

4 months ago

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

You can't judge the success of a food delivery app by counting the number of users who simply open the app.

5 months ago

Guests Can Rent Luxury Hotel Rooms by the Minute Via Recharge App

Guests Can Rent Luxury Hotel Rooms by the Minute Via Recharge App

Chris Rovzar and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Is there a viable market for renting hotel rooms by the minute instead of hanging out at Starbucks for awhile? There are a few apps trying to find out. Meanwhile, this could be beneficial for some hotels if they can sort through the logistics.

6 months ago

Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Facebook app now enables users to tap a Book Now button and has easy to use tap to call or messaging features with the venues. This is an important step by a company with a mammoth user base.

8 months ago

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

Colin Nagy, Skift

You don't need to be climbing Mt. Everest for it to be wise to take advantage of a few think-ahead travel services.

9 months ago

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Smart destination marketing organizations will recognize that civil rights isn't just a hot-button political issue — it's a crucial part of a destination's identity, and with the right tech, it can draw visitors accordingly.

10 months ago

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is there a big enough market for travelers to track flights through push notifications and wait weeks or months to buy instead of going to a website and entering their itinerary details? Hopper, Hitlist, and others think Millennials and others will shop this way but there is skepticism about how large these businesses can become.

10 months ago