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New Zealand
Travellers rejoice, Aussies launch ‘pop-up’ check-in service
“By collaborating with innovators, we are transforming the travel experience...”
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Travel
Act fast and make it easy: Getting the most out of feedback for travel organisations
A significant proportion of holidaymakers in Australia and New Zealand believe their feedback never reaches anyone who can make a difference.
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Startup
Supersonic passenger jets may not be far away
“Imagine traveling across the Atlantic, getting business done, and being home to tuck your children into bed."
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Websites
Flashy new tourist website for Queenstown
“It’s been a huge project, and after months of research and development we are incredibly pleased with the outcome, and we hope users are too."
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Microsoft
Travel tips: The gadgets that I take on my overseas jaunts
Packing the right tech into your travelling bags can be a tricky undertaking - here is my advice.
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Innovation
NZ Bus fleet begins transition to electric technology
“Our technology offers an ideal and economically attractive match for these conditions and is a proven solution to support New Zealand’s transition."
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Travel
Dedicated travel site for women launched
There is so much negativity out there right now, so much fear. Travelher is about focusing on something positive, encouraging women to embrace travel.
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Cloud
Apple recalls NZ wall chargers over electric shock risk
Apple has announced a recall of some wall plug adapters used in New Zealand after it was revealed they have a risk of electrical shock.
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Travel
Kiwis love SmartGates: record numbers this summer
"It’s great to see travellers embracing the technology," says Minister.
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Apps
New travel app to enable direct marketing to tourists
Businesses will now be able to market directly to tourists in real time, thanks to a new app launching in New Zealand this week.
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Education
University of Auckland joins ‘generation study abroad’ movement
With a new partnership, the University of Auckland (UoA) has renewed its focus on providing students opportunities to study overseas.
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Apps
Skyscanner releases improved version of Flights app
Online travel booking company Skyscanner has released a refreshed version of its app, which the company says will overhaul the user experience.
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Government
Serko takes off with mega corporate Aussie contract
“This is a key win for the Serko team in Australia," says Darrin Grafton, CEO, Serko Online.
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Apps
App of the Week: Air NZ mPass
Take the tears out of travel with Air New Zealand's mPass app.
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Data
Telecom looks to remove roaming uncertainty
Telco intro's Data Smart Caps & roaming apps to keep customers informed about overseas data usage.
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Smartphone
Walk on the wild side with new Lonely Planet app
In 2012, there is one thing taking the ever-expanding technology world by storm: Apps. Every day it seems there are new apps popping up for our smartphones, tablets and Apple items, and with their affordability and functionality, who are we to say no
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Websites
Spice up your next vacation
Check it out - this website lists and pictures the world’s weirdest hotels
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GPS
Edgy new voices for Tomtom
If you’ve been looking to spice up your GPS device, or maybe you just can’t get enough of "the Edge", it’s your lucky day!
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Travel
The gravity train
Airplane travel may be a thing of the past if this invention ever comes to fruition
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GPS
How to buy a GPS
In this issue of NetGuide, We investigate what you need to know when buying a GPS. With so many different options available, it is hard to know where to even begin! Prices, screen sizes, brands and everything in between
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Cybersecurity
Stay secure online when travelling
Keep your travel plans to yourself; don’t post them on social networks. You’re telling criminals, "I’m away, burgle me!”
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Social Media
NZ travel operators utilise social media
43% of operators saw ‘social media engagement’ as important or very important, while the number was 88.5% for ‘listing on travel websites’.
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Wi-fi
NZ’s top holiday spot gets free WiFi
Local provider EOL will make free broadband access available via WiFi hotspots at The Mount.