09 Feb '11, 1pm

travel agencies Smartphones seen driving travel bookings: Abacus: Abacus International, which provides travel in...

SINGAPORE - MORE people are set to book their travels while on the move due to a phenomenal rise in the number of smartphones, with Asia leading the way, a key industry player said on Wednesday. Abacus International, which provides travel information and reservations tailored to the Asia-Pacific region, said travel agencies needed to adapt to the emerging trend. 'There is ample scope for travel agencies to get involved in mobile. It's still emerging,' said Abacus International president and chief executive Robert Bailey. While the trend is still in its early stages, adoption is likely to pick up 'through to 2011 and going forward,' he told reporters. 'It really is more than hype now, it's becoming a reality,' he added. 'Mobile travel booking will be coming into play, we got the tools now.' As the world's biggest mobile phone market, the Asia-Pacific region is likely to lea...

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