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#Rome2018Apr: Fontana dei Tritoni with Temple of Ercole Vincitore in the background in Rome. The Fountain of the Tritons was completed in 1715 while the Temple of Hercules Victor is a Roman temple dating from 2 BC.

#t4tIFAgpc2018 #Italy2018Apr #tech4tea #ttm #ttmWP #ttmRome #ttmItaly #ttmRome2018
Photo taken with #Samsung S9 smartphone. @Samsung_sg #t4tSamsung #t4tSamsungGalaxyS9

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Settling down on this hot Singapore afternoon with some “#AlwaysSakura” #greentea, courtesy of @TWGTeaOfficial. The description says “The end of winter, heralded by the arrival of the first buds of Spring, is celebrated in this marvellous green tea. Blended with notes of cherry and sweet blossoms, this tea yields a fresh and elegant infusion.” I’m just hoping for some cool spring weather to go with this fragrant blend.

#tech4tea #aOfficial #ttm #ttmWP #t4tTWG

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#Rome2018Apr: Golden sunset at the Vatican, in front of St. Peter’s Basilica.

#ifa18gpc #IFAgpc2018 #t4tIFAgpc2018 #Italy2018Apr #tech4tea #ttm #ttmWP #ttmRome #ttmItaly #ttmVatican #ttmStPetersBasilica #ifa18gpc

Photo taken with #Canon 5DX Mark IV. @CanonSingapore #t4tCanon #t4tCanon5dxMkIV

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#Rome2018Apr: A day of walking and sightseeing in the ancient city of Rome to get the blood flowing in the veins after the long-haul flight from Singapore to attend IFA GPC 2018.

#IFAgpc2018 #ifa18gpc #t4tIFAgpc2018 #Italy2018Apr #tech4tea #t4tEvents #ttm #ttmWP #ttmRome #ttmItaly #ttmRomePlace

Photo taken with #Canon 5DX Mark IV. @CanonSingapore #t4tCanon #t4tCanon5dxMkIV

Insight Vacations partners AIQ to use Visual Recognition Technology

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The Insight Vacations 40th Anniversary (IV40) app enables users to scan photos to access additional information – on their smartphones – of selected European destinations that Insight Vacations offers.

“We are delighted to partner AIQ to interact with guests at the travel fairs. As Insight Vacations celebrates 40 years of innovation, we wanted to find a creative way to inspire travel and engage customers. We have been creating magical experiences for travellers and with AIQ’s Visual Recognition Technology, we have now managed to transform a visit to our booth into a magical experience with a chance to win prizes!” said Evon Ler, President, Insight Vacations, Asia.

“We are delighted to partner AIQ to interact with guests at the travel fairs. As Insight Vacations celebrates 40 years of innovation, we wanted to find a creative way to inspire travel and engage customers. We have been creating magical experiences for travellers and with AIQ’s Visual Recognition Technology, we have now managed to transform a visit to our booth into a magical experience with a chance to win prizes!” said Evon Ler, President, Insight Vacations, Asia.

The Visual Recognition Technology replaces the use of QR codes while the app enables companies to interact with their customers by embedding additional information on each still image.

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Travel platform KKday secures Series B funding from H.I.S (US$10.5m)

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KKday, Asia’s largest online travel-experience ecommerce platform, has raised US$10.5 million in additional funding led by Japanese travel industry leader H.I.S. with participation from existing investor MindWorks Ventures.

Research by Phocuswright projects that the travel tours and activities industry will reach US$183B by 2020 from US$135B in 2016. Photo: Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

Research by Phocuswright projects that the travel tours and activities industry will reach US$183B by 2020 from US$135B in 2016. Photo: Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

The alliance and funding is expected to help KKday expand its regional presence and further improve its variety of affordable product offerings to travelers.

“H.I.S. is not just a financial investor, but is valued as a strategic investor. By utilising H.I.S.’s global resources and integrating it with KKday’s strong marketing and big data programs, we will be able to change the in-destination travel operations model. KKday will be focusing on improving the customer experience and strengthening our relationship with our suppliers. These two strategies are highly related. You can’t improve customer experience without having an amicable relationship with the supplier,” says Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

KKday curates more than 10,000 travel-related experiences from more than 500 cities and 80 countries with over 4 million unique visitors and serves a few hundred thousand travellers each month.

The company applies big data analytics to drive business decisions and to refine current offerings to optimise customer experience.

Headquartered in Tokyo, H.I.S. has offices located in over 130 cities around the world.

As the in-destination travel industry is fragmented, managing supply chain is a major challenge.

This is why KKday focuses on developing a strong Supply Chain Management (SCM) system that allows all types of suppliers, big or small, to communicate with customers and manage orders without any IT investment.

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Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year! This photo was taken at the popular #TarokoGorge near #Hualien in Taiwan which was recently hit with a number of earthquakes reaching as severe as magnitude 6.4.

In this time of festivities, let’s spare a thought for victims who suffered in those earthquakes.

#ttmTaiwan2017 #tech4tea #ttm #ttmWP #t4tCanon #t4tCanonEOS #t4tCanonEOS6dMkII #t4tReviews #ttmTaiwan #Taiwan #ttmTaroko #太鲁阁 #ttmNature #ttmParks #ttmCNY #ttmHolidays #ttmCulture #ttmFestivals #ttmHualien

Photo taken using a #Canon #EOS6dMkII #fullframe #DSLR. @canonsingapore @canon_photos #CanonSingapore #CanonSG #teamcanonsg

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#財神爺 (#GodOfFortune) wishing us all a Happy Chinese New Year from the HEARTlands. #恭喜發財

#tech4tea #ttm #ttmWP #Singapore #CNY #holidays #ttmCulture #ttmFestivals

Photo taken using a #Huawei #Mate10pro smartphone. #huaweiMate10pro @huaweiMobile @huaweiSmartphones @huaweiMobileSG #t4tHuawei #t4tHuaweiMate10pro #t4tReviews

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#ttmFood: Deutsche Tapas (German Tapas, 3 for S$15, 6 for S$28, 12 for S$45). Choose from a variety of 12 different bites: Bierbeisser, super food salad, spicy chicken sausages, currywurst, golden fried chicken, cheese spätzle, meatballs, seabass filet, fried mushrooms, meatloaf in mini kaiser roll, chicken schnitzel in mini kaiser roll, and their meat patty in mini kaiser roll.

Food #tasting at #Brotzeit in 313@Somerset (Lvl 1-27) in Singapore. The #restaurant is celebrating #Karneval from 16 Jan – 25 Feb with a specially curated menu. Karneval is a traditional German festival that dates back hundreds of years to mark the beginning of Lent.

There are 5 Brotzeit branches in Singapore: #Vivocity, #RafflesCity 313@Somerset, #Katong, #Westgate.

Established in 2006, Brotzeit is a home-grown casual dining restaurant serving German beers accompanied by German Cuisine in a chic and contemporary setting.

Karneval Festive menu includes:
Zweierlei von Huhn (Duo of Chicken, S$40)
Yummylicious Trio (S$24)
Deutsche Tapas (German Tapas, 3 for S$15, 6 for S$28, 12 for S$45)
Gaffel Kölsch (1 bottle at S$10, bucket of 5 at S$48, 5L party keg at S$98)

#ttm #ttmWP #tech4tea #ttmBrotzeit #ttmBrotzeitVivocity #ttmTasting #ttmBrotzeitKarneval #ttmEateries @BrotzeitSG

Photo taken using a #Huawei #Mate10pro smartphone. #huaweiMate10pro @huaweiMobile @huaweiSmartphones @huaweiMobileSG #t4tHuawei #t4tHuaweiMate10pro #t4tReviews

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#ttmFood: Zweierlei von Huhn (Duo of Chicken, S$40), a combination of half an oven-roasted chicken and half a golden fried chicken, served with fries and potato salad on the side.

Food #tasting at #Brotzeit in 313@Somerset (Lvl 1-27) in Singapore. The #restaurant is celebrating #Karneval from 16 Jan – 25 Feb with a specially curated menu. Karneval is a traditional German festival that dates back hundreds of years to mark the beginning of Lent.

There are 5 Brotzeit branches in Singapore: #Vivocity, #RafflesCity 313@Somerset, #Katong, #Westgate.

Established in 2006, Brotzeit is a home-grown casual dining restaurant serving German beers accompanied by German Cuisine in a chic and contemporary setting.

Karneval Festive menu includes:
Zweierlei von Huhn (Duo of Chicken, S$40)
Yummylicious Trio (S$24)
Deutsche Tapas (German Tapas, 3 for S$15, 6 for S$28, 12 for S$45)
Gaffel Kölsch (1 bottle at S$10, bucket of 5 at S$48, 5L party keg at S$98)

#ttm #ttmWP #tech4tea #ttmBrotzeit #ttmBrotzeitVivocity #ttmTasting #ttmBrotzeitKarneval #ttmEateries @BrotzeitSG

Photo taken using a #Huawei #Mate10pro smartphone. #huaweiMate10pro @huaweiMobile @huaweiSmartphones @huaweiMobileSG #t4tHuawei #t4tHuaweiMate10pro #t4tReviews