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WHAT’S NEW IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY!!

What’s up Everybody,

It’s your girl Shawne here with her latest blog. For some of my followers you may already know that I LOVE to travel and for those just getting to know me well now you know.

I’ve had the travel bug since I took my first trip to Disney World at the young age of 8. What an experience my mother gave too me. I remember and I’m dating myself we flew Eastern Airlines first class. This was the first time I also had duck. (Didn’t like it) but anywho back to the story. If I ever desire to look back I still have the pictures from that trip. (yes I know…WOW!!)

But fast forward to today. I just read an interesting article where one of the top online travel agencies (OTA for short) & one of the big car makers have struck a deal to offer its customers a mobile app. So, lets break this down and see how it will affect you.

Priceline dot com just released an agreement with General Motors to create a custom mobile app on some of their 2015 models such as the Corvette, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Silverado & Volt.

Priceline will now offer hotel booking services through OnStar. (Remember this is a fee based service through GM) Starting in the summer you will be able to download a mobile app from the new Chevy appstore  and now have access via the vehicles dashboard display to now book your hotel stays anywhere in the world with live reps who will be able to tap into pricelines hotel inventory and make reservations on behalf of the driver.

General Motors decided that this would be a good fit as several people who use the OnStar service request hotel reservations through the system.

In the world of technology everything is really at your fingertips. Do you think this is a good thing or bad thing? Please share your comments below.

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Shawne “Helping Others Succeed” Perryman

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