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North Korea allows foreigners to use cell phones

If you're planning on traveling to North Korea sometime soon - and why wouldn't you be?

Travelers in Africa to enjoy quick roaming service

(eTN) - Tourists and business travelers in ten African countries can now enjoy quick and substantial roaming savings while traveling from one country to another through free incoming calls to be share

Discover Hawaii Tours launches mobile site

HONOLULU, Hawaii - One of Hawaii’s fastest-growing tour operators, Discover Hawaii Tours, has launched a new mobile version of their website that makes booking tours online faster and easier than ev

American leads the industry with its mobile app offerings

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines continues its forward momentum in the mobile application space once again as it launches apps for BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone smartphones.

Dominance of European travel by Google to be challenged by mobile

Mobile phone manufacturers are poised to take over from Google as the most powerful technological players in the European travel and tourism industry, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (8 Nov

Where we stand on in-flight mobile phone calls

Air FranceCurrently testing OnAir mobile phone technology on one Airbus A318 aircraft, which flies within Europe. Air France claims to be the first airline to test in-flight mobile phone useage on international flights.Tests started in mid December with text messages and emails only and was extended to voice calls from mid-April, and will run until June/July.

Europe establishes in-flight mobile phone standards

(eTN) - The European Commission on Monday introduced rules making it easier for airlines to offer passengers the chance to safely make and receive mobile phones while flying. The measures announced by the European Union's executive harmonize the technical and licensing requirements for the use of mobile phones on board aircraft.

Emirates says first to offer inflight mobile calls

DUBAI — Dubai-based Emirates airlines said on Thursday it has become the first carrier in the world to commercially launch an inflight mobile telephone service.It said the first authorised mobile telephone call made from a commercial flight was made on Thursday at 30,000 feet (about 9,000 metres) from an Emirates Airbus A340-300 aircraft travelling from Dubai to Casablanca.

Mobile phone boarding pass scheme ready for takeoff

(TVLW) - AIRLINE passengers in Australia could soon be able to use their mobile phones as boarding passes under a new scheme to be trialled this year.We can already watch movies, take photographs, read newspapers and play games, but airlines have now agreed on a new type of technology to allow the phone to be used to board aircraft.