“Grab your gear and book a flight—hotels and travel hubs are jumping on the Apple Watch bandwagon,” Harriet Baskas reports for CNBC. “For those constantly on the go, wearable tech in the form of Apple’s pricy new gadget offers the promise of cool, new tools for travel.”
MacDailyNews Take: $349 is “pricey” for whom? CNBC’s average viewer/reader? Highly doubtful, Harriet. Stick to reporting, not editorializing.
“For early adopters who now own or are waiting for their Apple Watch to arrive, there are plenty of applications to explore. Many hotels and travel providers have wasted little time in adapting to the latest iteration in the apps market,” Baskas reports. “‘Those that are first to market have an advantage,’ said Lorraine Sileo, senior vice president at travel market research company Phocuswright.”
“‘The Apple Watch platform allows us to connect with travelers on a more personal level by providing real time information throughout their journey,’ Emirates’ digital executive Alex Knigge said in statement,” Baskas reports. “Starwood’s app will allow some guests to use their Apple Watch to learn when their room is ready, get the room number and unlock the door at certain hotels. Other travel-related companies and services already offering Apple Watch-friendly apps include Uber, TripAdvisor, Expedia, HotelTonight, TripCase, Priceline and Helsinki Airport. A long list of watch-friendly apps that offer travelers easy access to translation, currency exchange rates and transit times are quickly becoming available.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The Apple Watch costs $349-$17,000. Leave it to your audience to determine if that’s “pricey” or not. It’s not for the “reporter” or “reviewer” to conclude.