Archives 11/2015

Endspurt… the November updates: Just launched the new MCPF website (Municipal Councillors Pension Fund) (SA), Bucketlist Tours & Travel (SA), 10 years  Festival Week-end au bord (Anniversary site) (CH) and the AICR International (The International Association for Deputy Managers and Front Office Managers of Luxury Hotels) Website (UK). Upcoming projects Bike Station Willingen (DE), the re-launch do the Cathedral Peak Website and the GCI Group site.

Snapchat

Forget Facebook and Twitter, today’s teenagers are turning to rival service Snapchat with 52 per cent of youngsters using the app to talk to their friends The social network is gaining in popularity amongst older people, with more than 1.4billion users worldwide. However, teens are migrating onto other platforms where they are less likely to have their posts viewed by their parents. Many youngsters use Snapchat specifically because they believe it is more private. The social network allows users to send messages which are automatically deleted a few seconds after they are opened. Fans of the app often feel safe using it to send explicit texts or compromising pictures for this reason. And it has...

Home Away

Here we go: After years of speculation about whether it would be Expedia, TripAdvisor, the Priceline Group, or Google to purchase HomeAway, Expedia Inc. agreed to acquire the vacation rental giant for $3.9 billion in cash and stock. The companies believe the transaction would close, after regulatory approvals, in the first quarter of 2016. The Expedia-HomeAway combination would displace Booking.com as the world’s largest lodging seller in terms of numbers of hotels, vacation rentals and apartments etc. Expedia Inc. would offer at least 1.3 million properties — although Expedia and HomeAway officials spoke of 1.5 million — compared with Booking.com’s 821,400. Expedia Inc., which has over the last year acquired Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and Australia’s...