Below are some of the interesting things the LoungeBuddy team found around the web this week.
- [travel] I found out about TripIt chat, a monthly discussion on travel on Twitter hosted by TripIt with several guests: this week included Brian Kelly (@ThePointsGuy), JD Andrews (@earthXplorer), Lee Abbamonte (@LeeAbbamonte) and Mara Gorman (@motherofalltrip) - http://landlopers.com/2013/05/01/tripitchat
- [travel] On FlyerTalk, people were talking about the farthest out of the way connection they've ever taken (excluding mileage runs). Someone managed to travel an extra 9000 miles by going DAC-LHR via PER! - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/1470041-farthest-out-way-connection.html
- [tech] Most websites and blogs have false bounce rates when using Google Analytics giving you no information as to whether the user read the page or not. I found a great post providing a solution to this, which we've implemented on LoungeBuddy - http://drawingablank.me/blog/fix-your-bounce-rate.html
- [travel] A good friend of LoungeBuddy traveled around the world in 100 Hours! This is his itinerary: SFO -> ICN -> SIN -> CMB -> DOH -> DXB -> LHR -> SFO. Check out his trip diary here: Efficient Asian Man
- [travel] JetPac is a really neat iPad app I discovered this week. It pulls in all of your friends travel photos and allows you to view them in a really beautiful fun way. Here's the App Store Link
- [tech] Mary Meeker released her Internet Trends report. It's a must read for any internet entrepreneur.
- [travel] Delta Airlines just celebrated opening Terminal 4 @ JFK. While it is miles ahead of their old Terminal, the most impressive part is the new Delta Sky Club - complete with an outdoor terrace: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewanderingaramean/2013/05/delta-sky-club-impressive-jfk-t4
- [travel] Are airport lounges on the verge of reinventing themselves? Nancy Trejos at USA Today discusses how airlines are working hard to redefine the amenities and experience an airport lounge offers: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/05/29/airlines-airport-lounges/2370427/
- [tech] The number one rule of visiting a country that speaks a foreign language is to at least learn the basic phrases of that country's native tongue. Download TripLingo for your iPhone and you'll be well on your way to being a less-obvious tourist. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/triplingo/id575690611?mt=8
If you have any links you'd like to share, post them in the comments below and we'll be sure to have a look. Have a great weekend!