Are you ready for keyless hotel entry?

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Hotel room keys, the traditional way. (Photo by Judit Klein)

At some Starwood Hotels and Resorts, guests can opt to use their mobile device rather than a traditional door key. The process involves a specific app, push notifications, and the mobile device’s Bluetooth capabilities.

It’s probably only a matter of time before the room keys we’ve been accustomed to over the past couple of decades become obsolete and are replaced by smarter devices. Our question to you: Are you ready?

Take the poll below, and if you have more than a checkbox to contribute, be sure to use the comments section.

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 6:32pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Hotels, Polls & Surveys

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U.S. Mobile Passport app comes to MIA

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ready-to-re-enterThe mobile passport app, which rolled out to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last summer, has taken its talents to South Beach and can be used at Miami International Airport effective today, Feb. 26.

The app, now available for both iPhone and Android, allows U.S. citizens (and Canadian visitors) to Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 4:17pm in Air Travel, Americas

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Airplane annoyances: The chatty neighbor in 26B

(3) comments · Posted by Dominique Betancourt in Air Travel, Business Travel, CWT Traveler, Leisure Travel, Road Warrior
One of these people could end up sitting next to you, and not by the kind of person you'd like to see in the seat next to you. (Photo by Robert Couse-Baker)

One of these people could end up sitting next to you, and not be the kind of person you’d like to see in the seat next to you. (Photo by Robert Couse-Baker)

Dominique Betancourt
There seems to be one of them on every flight. Maybe it’s their first time flying, maybe it’s their 100th — but they’re always there. The Chatty Neighbor.

If you’re reading this and thinking “I love to talk on planes,” please read on and allow me share what your “neighbor” might be thinking.

A plane might seem like a great place to make friends, because we are packed in more closely than any bar you’ve ever been to. We share everything from an arm rest to foot space to actual air. And although we may collaborate on passing drinks and getting up for the restroom, it doesn’t mean I want Read more…

Posted by Dominique Betancourt at 8:00am in Air Travel, Business Travel, CWT Traveler, Leisure Travel, Road Warrior

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We’ve been everywhere: Toronto

No comments yet · Posted by Vicky Laflamme in Americas, CWT Traveler
Toronto's skyline. (Photo by Paul Bica)

Toronto’s skyline. (Photo by Paul Bica)

Vicky Laflamme
2015 promises to be a busy year in Toronto.  The city has the distinct honor of hosting the Pan Am Games this year, which will bring thousands of athletes and visitors from around the world to experience what Toronto has to offer. For those traveling in to see the games in July and August, or business and leisure travelers experiencing Toronto for the first time, here’s the inside scoop on Read more…

Posted by Vicky Laflamme at 2:33pm in Americas, CWT Traveler

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