Sightseeing News & Views
April 6th, 2016

Sightseeing News & Views - April 6th, 2016

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Sci-fi dreaming to desk-side vacations: Evolution of virtual tourism Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mashable
From the early days of the modern Internet, the promise of virtual reality has captured the imagination of online denizens around the world. Being anywhere, anytime in an instant is a dream we've been chasing forever and trying to do just that from the comfort of your own desktop was woven into the DNA of the Internet since its inception.  READ MORE

Virtual reality travel is here — Contiki offers 3 hour VR itineraries Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Inside Reality
Brian Krassenstein writes: When I look well out on the horizon, I envision a time when the travel industry begins to lose business and virtual reality travel steps in to offer affordable virtual travel anywhere, anytime. Of course I didn't imagine that such an offering would already come to fruition, but heck, technology progresses rapidly, right?  READ MORE


Scotland Tours is in the spotlight! Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

When thinking of Scotland; images should appear of great golf, stunning scenery, castles, palaces, whisky distilleries, charming islands, city festivals, lovely architecture, amazing resorts, quality hotel and restaurants, vibrant city centers ... and a welcoming smile! Scotland Tours plan all these types of tours and more.  READ MORE


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Alaska Air buys Virgin America for $2.6 billion Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Skift
After a weekend of speculation around Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways attempting to buy Virgin America, Alaska has emerged as the winner, announcing this morning that it was acquiring Virgin for $57 per share in cash. Combined with Virgin's debt and aircraft operating leases of approximately $1.4 billion, the ultimate value of the deal is $4 billion.  READ MORE

How to travel in an extravagant $23k airline suite for $108 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Francisco Gate
There are people who hunt for airfare bargains, and then there is Sam Huang. Huang is in another league. Huang runs a site called TopMiles, wherein he documents his wanderlust and provides tips and tricks to navigating the travel landscape. He goes on incredible frugally-minded excursions from time to time but his most recent flight from Sydney, Australia to Abu Dhabi, might be his best yet.  READ MORE


Best time to book air? New study drills down Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Newsletter
A new airfare study sheds light on not only when is the best time to buy airline tickets, but also identifies five booking zones to help travelers plan trips and save money. After analyzing 1.3 billion airfares from 2015, CheapAir.com found that, on average, the best time to buy a domestic flight is 54 days in advance. The study included 1,336,030,117 airfares for roughly 3 million different trips across every day of the year.  READ MORE


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Are the millennials changing the face of travel? Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
Millennials, the generation of tech- savvy digital natives currently in their twenties and early thirties, will account for nearly half of the workforce by 2020. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a new generation of business travelers is quickly becoming a force to be remembered. Thus, the whole new wave of travel habits and expectations are going to emerge, if these have not already emerged, which would vary vastly from that of the previous generations.  READ MORE

WestJet introduces beverage/food serving robot that can talk Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Airline.ee
A great April Fools' Day marketing by WestJet. Meet RALFH, the "Robotic Automated Light Food Handler." WestJet announced the robotic food dispenser with a social media campaign, along with a press release, but it turned around that it was an April Fools' day joke. Oh, it would be so nice to have this on board!  READ MORE


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