Travelport launches mobile application for Italian youth

Travelport Inc, a business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced that it has launched a new mobile application for Italian youth.

The company said that its mobile app has been developed for CTS Viaggi, the Italian member of the WYSET (World Youth Student and Educational Travel) Confederation. Called CTS Mobile, the app may be used by those that have Apple and Android products. It is available for download from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The company said that the new product allows travellers to search for flights and hotels using maps. Search results may be filtered by price or proximity. Once the traveller has identified a flight or hotel, he or she can immediately book the same through a credit-card transaction. The development of CTS Mobile is part of an ongoing cooperation between Travelport and CTS Viaggi to provide youth travel services across all the latest platforms and devices.

Damiano Sabatino, Travelport’s general manager for Southern Europe, said, ‘We hear almost daily how important smartphones are and their impact on everyday life in Italy, and we also know how important this channel is for travel. At Travelport we are delighted to be bringing innovative mobile solutions to our customers and the travelling public.’

Travelport, a provider of critical transaction processing solutions, has a presence in 170 countries and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. CTS Viaggi is a tour operator that seeks to promote the organisation and distribution of quality tourism services for its 215,000 cardholders.

 

App Allows Travellers to Search for Perfect Beach

Travellers on a beach holiday in the US can now download the US Beach Finder App on their smart phones to search for the perfect beach.

‘Visit South Walton’, an official tourism agency in South Walton, Florida, US, is offering the mobile app for travellers to search and find real-time information on weather forecasts, ocean conditions and other aspects for any beach in the US.

The new app is currently available on Android platform for smart phones, and for Apple iPhones. The users of other mobile devices may visit the mobile Web platform, beachfinder.visitsouthwalton.com, for the information.

Dawn Moliterno, the executive director of the South Walton Tourist Development Council, said, ‘We’re giving beachgoers the basic information they need to plan their day at any USbeach. While we like to think their perfect beach is waiting for them in South Walton, we know and appreciate travellers’ love of all coastal communities. Travellers can use the app to explore South Walton’s 15 beautiful beach neighbourhoods, through searchable activities, local dining and accommodations, across the 26 miles of coastal neighbourhoods.’

The US Beach Finder app also offers immediate updates to travellers to plan their trips to beaches of their choice. The app offers to locate the nearest beach for the users, with all of the related information, including real-time temperature, sunrise and sunset information, as well as tides and surf advisories for the beach concerned.