This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for January 2016.

Friday 8 January 2016:

Flynas launches app for Android and Apple handsets

  • Available in both Arabic and English, Flynas’s app allow passengers on the Saudi Arabia-based low cost carrier to manage bookings, as well as add extra services such as meals and baggage.

Jumeirah upgrades website for mobile

  • The luxury hotel chain says it has created a three-step booking flow for its mobile website, mirroring its existing desktop service. The company claims to have already reduced bounce rates on mobile devices since the launch down to 37$ , with booking revenue has increased by 280% y/y.

Thursday 7 January 2016:

GeoSure Global updates app

  • Travel risk assessment tool Geo Sure Global has updated its Android and iOS apps. The tool combines public information and its own community of user to create risk assessments for some 4000 cities and neighbourhoods worldwide.

Ola crowd-sources new routes

  • India’s leading transportation app Ola has called on its users to suggest routes for its Shuttle service. The minibus service operates only in Delhi NCR and the idea is to identify parts of the city where there is unmet demand for Shuttle. Rides are booked via the Ola app and can be paid for using the Ola Money digital wallet.

NB: Travel devices image via Shutterstock.

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This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for January 2016. Friday 8 January 2016: Flynas launches app for Android and Apple handsets Available in both Arabic and English, Flynas’s app allow passengers on the Saudi Arabia-based low cost carrier to...