Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

TourWrist, the best-in-class virtual tour platform, announced today nearly 40 travel companies have licensed the brand new TourWrist software development kit (SDK) to integrate TourWrist technology into 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 whom is also a speaker at PhoCusWright@ITB travel-tech conference today. By integrating our panoramic recording, viewing and sharing experience into their apps and websites, TourWrist will help these innovative travel companies increase bookings and traveler satisfaction.

The TourWrist SDK enables easy travel app and website integration of the device-agnostic TourWrist technology.

If a photo is worth a thousand words, then a 360-degree panorama (“pano”) is worth a thousand photos 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.

At PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin today, Armstrong announced the following new, travel industry licensees:

529:App Solutions focuses on providing mobile App solutions to businesses in the travel and tourism industries. The whole community approach focus is on Convention and Visitor Bureaus and their Eat-Shop-Stay establishments. 529:App Solutions uses multiple emerging technologies in order to give its hospitality clients an edge in the fast growing mobile market and to enhance clients’ marketability while dramatically increasing revenues and reducing costs. The 529:App Solutions mission is to develop a financially disciplined business that leads the travel and tourism world in providing superior mobile marketing solutions to all local businesses and communities. The agency’s vision is to be recognized as a world class leader in mobile marketing solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and local communities, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and enterprise software systems. 529:App Solutions is a veteran and women owned small business. (

Barefoot Technologies Corporation a leading provider of browser-based reservation and asset management systems in the vacation rental industry. It has the distinction of being the first browser system in the industry, the first to provide online booking, tenant, owner access and to offer social media tools and is designed to be tailored to meet clients exacting needs. Barefoot is also the only system with a full customer relations program wrapped into the program, which in effect makes it the only full service system in the industry. Founded in 1998, by leading technology and industry players, the .NET platform has become a standard for those who are trend setters in the industry and those who desire to dominate their market with unique functionally. (

Blynk is a leader in digital concierge, self service and e-menu apps for the hospitality industry. Blynk is revolutionizing the interaction between the hospitality industry and its customers. Blynks mobile apps, enable hospitality companies to revolutionize their guest experience and interaction. Apps, powered by Blynk, deliver all hotel services to guests at their fingertips. (

Contac Services Inc. a global, multi-disciplinary leader specializing in end-to-end customer relationships. Contac blends its full suite of products and services with state of the art technology to provide completely integrated solutions that give clients winning and measurable results. In its 35th year of business, Contac provides a comprehensive range of products and services to major brands around the world. With its mywurld platform, supply chain management, online marketing and travel technology platforms, Contac helps clients build brand and customer loyalty. (

DataArt Solutions a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for the travel and hospitality industry. Combining domain knowledge with offshore cost advantages and resource flexibility, DataArt develops industry-defining applications, helping clients optimize time-to-market and minimize software development risks in mission-critical systems. With an unrivaled talent pool of highly skilled software engineers in New York, London, Russia and Ukraine, DataArt provides the technical skill, accountability and industry knowledge needed to deliver custom applications on time and on budget. DataArts clients include Booker, Collette Vacations, Flextrip, HotelBeds, Oktogo, Enjoy England, FastBooking, VacationRoost, and Pharos Datacom among others. (

HotelMe – is a next generation travel review site and travel community helping consumers make more informed travel planning decisions by offering real reviews based on actual stays. Launched in joint partnership with USA Today / Gannett, HotelMe provides a comprehensive resource and community for travelers seeking a trusted information source, with a personal and local approach. Most travel review sites only require a valid email address to submit a review resulting in the proliferation of fictitious review content. HotelMe cuts through the clutter by offering consumers verified reviews that have been written by guests who have actually been confirmed as having stayed at the hotel they reviewed, under their patent pending process. The HotelMe website and authentication platforms were launched in beta in September 2012. Join HotelMe in their mission is to ignite an evolution for online travel review sites and a truer form of travel knowledge. (

The Independent Traveler, Inc. a publisher of online travel resources and travel forums, produces three popular travel sites: Cruise Critic

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