Last week Technology.ie went to TBEX, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers and travel industry professionals. TBEX Europe was held in Killarney, County Kerry, and our parent company Blacknight was a sponsor and exhibitor. Essentially the conference is a two-day event, but it gets padded out at both ends by several days of touring […]
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Irish Government Launches Passport Card For EU & EEA Travel
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has finally launched the new “passport card”. When originally announced back in January it was meant to be available from mid-July, but only became available within the last week. There are two ways to apply for the new card: via the DFA’s site via the mobile app, which is […]
Uber Business By The Numbers
Uber launched a business service a little over a year ago. I signed us up, as it made sense. Obviously we weren’t the only company to do so and the data that Uber released earlier this week on how Uber is used by businesses gives a very interesting insight into business travellers.
Blacknight SME Awards: SendMyBag.com [Video]
“I’ve run businesses out of school; I’ve never worked for anybody else full-time” explains Adam Ewart, when asked why he loves SMEs. His current venture, SendMyBag.com, is a door-to-door luggage service to help airline travellers avoid check-in, baggage fees and potential penalties. Passed over on UK Dragons’ Den in 2012, the company has since expanded rapidly in international markets and picked up the […]
Meet the Currency Fairy
For the last few weeks I’ve been using Currency Fair to handle some of my foreign exchange requirements. It’s a very nice solution and merits a proper review at some point .. They’re about to launch a TV advertising campaign and have come up with their new icon – “Currency Fairy” played by none other […]
“Social” Wifi Hotspot
If you travel to the US then Karma might be viable option for you. It’s a wifi hotspot dongle with a difference. Not only does it give you access to the 4G network, but you can also earn bandwidth by sharing the hotspot and promoting the service to other users. They’re calling it “social bandwidth” […]
Aer Lingus To Offer Wifi?
Aer Lingus is exploring offering wifi on both European and Transatlantic flights reports Damien Mulley. According to Damien’s article the airline would charge €10 for a UK or European flight, while they’d charge €20 for a flight to the US. Other airlines, such as Delta, base their pricing on the more traditional time periods eg. […]