18 Travel Companies License the TourWrist Virtual Tour Technology; SDK Includes Worlds First Spherical, Continuous 360-Degree Panorama Capture Tech

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013

TourWrist, the best-in-class virtual tour platform, announced today 18 travel companies that have signed licensing agreements within the past 30 days to integrate the TourWrist technology within their apps and websites.

Our virtual tour technology empowers travelers to make faster, more informed and confident travel planning and booking decisions, said TourWrist Founder and CEO Charles Armstrong. By integrating our panoramic shoot, view and share experience into their apps and websites, TourWrist will help these innovative travel companies increase bookings and traveler satisfaction.

At The Travel Innovation Summit @ The PhoCusWright Conference in November, TourWrist debuted its Android app (in addition to its existing iOS app) and the worlds first spherical, continuous pano capture; and announced that its device-agnostic viewing and capture software development kit (SDK) would be available in mid-February to enable easy travel app and website integration.

“Immersive virtual tours of our unique brands The Benjamin, The Surrey, The James and Affinia Hotels will allow new and returning guests to make more confident booking decisions,” said Denihan Hospitality Group Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Thomas Botts. “Integrating the TourWrist technology in our apps and websites is a great fit with ‘The Art of Hospitality’ of the Denihan brands.”

If a photo is worth a 1,000 words, then a 360-degree spherical panorama (“pano”) is worth 10,000 words to help research, plan and book travel, said TourWrist SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Dan Smigrod. Travel, hospitality and tourism companies can now supercharge their mobile and web experiences with our TourWrist pano tech.

TourWrists latest travel industry licensees include:

Air New Zealand Australasian airline with a Pacific Rim focus, operating, on average, 500 flights a day within a network of 52 cities in 16 countries including 27 destinations within New Zealand. North American services include non-stop flights to New Zealand from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver B.C., and Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and London. Consistently rated among the worlds best international airlines, Air New Zealand was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World in 2010 and 2012. Air New Zealands success is grounded by a focus on true product innovation and a commitment to delivering a world-class flight experience to every customer. (http://www.airnewzealand.com)

All Star Vacation Homes brings its passion for high standards and hospitality to elevate the vacation home industry to new levels. Since it was established in 1998, All Star has set a solid foundation in the competitive Orlando landscape and has emerged as a market leader. As the company expands this success into other high demand travel destinations, All Star implements its unique

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