Good news for travelers to Germany: The country's draconian internet privacy laws have been loosened and more free Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be available to the public.
The LinkNYC plan for ubiquitous Wi-Fi on NYC streets would help locals and travelers keep their data expenses in check and could be a model for other tech-savvy cities.
Meeting planners are asking hotels with large convention space to prove the quality of the Wi-Fi before signing any contracts. They're also willing to pay for solid Wi-Fi versus always asking for comp'd service.
Speedy broadband internet connectivity really does improve the experience on cruise ships. If cruise lines have any change of attracting millennials en masse, it starts with high-speed Wi-Fi.
In-flight Wi-Fi, with satellite service coming, is going go to get a helluva lot better. But like the initial rollout of air-to-ground-based Wi-Fi, it is going to take years.
Carnival Corp. is wise to leverage its global scale and overhaul its global connectivity infrastructure across all brands. Internet access lets cruisers have a better time onboard.
Germany's draconian laws governing Internet access liability may finally come to an end, allowing hotels to offer more robust free Wi-Fi options.
By offering low-cost social media access to passengers, Carnival Cruise Lines will enable cruisers to generate positive online marketing for the company. Perhaps they are seeing the value, and cost-effectiveness, of relying on customer testimonials instead of traditional marketing methods.
Hotels these days are doing everything they can to drive direct traffic to their own channels. Hilton's latest TV ad, though, plays a little fast and loose with the truth.
The faster Wi-Fi and new Red In-Flight Entertainment are great news for passengers, but we hope Virgin America will find a business model that will help it keep the service free in future.