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Articles about the Internet, Technology and Software for New Zealand Tourism

Is your website mobile-friendly?

Since 21 April 2015 Google has begun the roll-out of their “mobile-friendly” update whereby it will be “boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results”. This may mean you need to change your business website – TEST IT HERE.

Review of the New Zealand CamperMate iPhone App

Having heard of a version 2.0 being released of the CamperMate app, I thought it was time to check it out and see what the free iPhone/Android app had to offer to people travelling Aotearoa.

Online Booking System Tips for Activity & Tour Operators

With the continuing growth of online bookings for the travel market, Simon Lenoir offers some key advice and tips for activity and tour operators when considering options for an online booking system

Would you engage in a conference “online” rather than attending?

Tourism trade conferences this month include TRENZ (May 7-10 in New Zealand) and Indaba (May 12-15 in South Africa). It will be interesting to see how these events compare in regards to live-streaming video and tweeting.

WIFI Can Be The Maker or Breaker

James Hacon provides a pretty convincing list of reasons why as a tourism business you should offer free WIFI access for customers…

Jasons New iPhone App

James Hacon reviews the newly released Jasons iPhone app providing some relevant thoughts for tourism businesses and advertisers with Jasons.

Summary of the eTourism Summit 2011 – Part 2 (Mobile)

Part 2 of the 2011 eTourism Summit summaries by James Hacon, with this article focused on mobile technology.

Summary of the eTourism Summit 2011 – Part 1 (Google)

James Hacon provides a summary of the recent eTourism Summit in San Francisco which he attended. This article focuses on the Google topics covered of the conference.

TravelTech 2011: Best of Enemies

A useful rundown from Gen at Fossick about the recent TravelTech Conference in Sydney, some interesting topics related to travel technology covered.

The Impact of Google Places on Your Website Rankings

Why your business must be listed on Google Places with some tips on how to make the most of this tool for your local search results