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TTG Digital: SeatID targets business travellers with new Concur deal

Social seating outfit SeatID has struck a deal with business travel and expenses management company Concur. The deal means that business travellers can connect SeatID to Concur using their LinkedIn or Facebook accounts, and receive notifications from SeatID to let them know which of their colleagues, friends, friends of friends or people with common interests will share parts of their itinerary with them.

June 18, 2014

TheMarker: Window or Aisle? Now You Can Choose Your Seatmate [Hebrew]

לכל אתר תיירות שיטמיע SeatID לתוכו תתווסף חלונית קטנה בה הלקוח יוכל לבחור לעשות Login עם שם המתשמש שלו בפייסבוק או בלינקדאין, ומרגע זה יוכל לראות חברים שלו מהרשתות החברתיות שעשו גם הם Login והם יוכלו לראות אותו. השימוש הכי טבעי הוא של SeatID הוא באתרי חברות תעופה שמציגות בתהליך הרכישה Seat Map ומאפשרות לבחור מקום ישיבה. לקוחות SeatID יוכלו לבחור על יד מי לשבת. ואיך זה רלוונטי להזמנת מלון?  באתר של המלון יש חלונית SeatID ואתה עושה Login ואתה רואה חברים שלך ששהו שם בעבר ואתה זה נקרא social proofing. זה נותן תחושה הרבה יותר טובה לקנות לילה במלון שאתה יודע שהרבה מהחברים שלך ביקרו בו.

March 11, 2014

SiliconWadi.fr: Choose Your Flight Neighbor with this Startup

Qui d’entre nous n’a jamais vu son voyage en avion se transformer en cauchemar à cause d’un voisin un peu trop bavard ? D’une voisine un peu trop curieuse ? Ou d’un enfant qui pleure ?
Pour que ce genre de situation ne se reproduise plus jamais, surtout lors des long-courriers, une start-up israélienne récupère les informations sur les réseaux sociaux afin de vous présenter le voyageur qui sera assis à vos côtés. Et plus encore : elle vous permet de le choisir.

February 2, 2014

Transaction World Magazine: Evaluating How Payment Technologies are Converging with Social Media

Another aspect of social media that needs to be looked upon is helping a buyer by letting them know how their “friends” or “followers” on Facebook, Twitter etc. rate a product. So the concept of “social proof” needs to be evaluated, too. The concept of social proof has proven itself as a viable factor in day-to-day social interactions and, of course, in e-commerce.

February 2, 2014

Haaretz: Startup of the week / Avoid sitting next to that annoying guy on the plane

When you book a ticket you have no idea who will be your flying sidekick – which is precisely what SeatID is out to change. If the hotel website has a SeatID window and you log in, you see your friends who have stayed there in the past. It’s called ‘social proofing’. People naturally feel much about paying for a night’s stay at a hotel that their friends have been to.

January 29, 2014

EyeForTravel: 3 reasons why social proofing is the business

We are talking about something called ‘social proofing’ which commentators claim could be particularly relevant for last-minute bookings via mobile. Here is why: If a mobile user is on the verge of booking a room, then it is potentially helpful to know that friends, or friends-of-friends or any other social group in their network, have had a previous positive experience of this particular offering.

December 18, 2013

TravelNext: SeatID: see which hotel your Social media friends have been too [Dutch]

De website voor last-minute hotelreserveringen, Hot Hotels, heeft SeatID geïntegreerd. Je downloadt de mobiele applicatie van Hot Hotels en logt in met je Social media profiel van Facebook of LinkedIn. Als je ingelogd bent, krijg je een lijst te zien met welke vrienden, vrienden van vrienden of mensen met een gedeelde interesse zijn verbleven in het hotel of in de buurt van het hotel. Andersom kun je in de SeatID instellingen van de applicatie aanpassen welke eigenschappen of interesses andere gebruikers van jou kunnen zien.

December 9, 2013

TechnoHotel: Hot.es and SeatID: how to book hotels through social networks [Spanish]

Hot.es y SeatID han anunciado que Hot.es se ha convertido en la primera aplicación de reservas de último minuto en ofrecer una experiencia de reserva social a través de su aplicación para Smartphones. Gracias a este acuerdo, los usuarios pueden iniciar su sesión con su perfil de una red social como por ejemplo Facebook o LinkedIn para saber cuáles de sus conocidos han reservado ya habitación en un hotel concreto o en un hotel de una determinada región.

December 7, 2013

elEconomista: The hotel Hot.es app presents the “social reserve” [Spanish]

La aplicación de reservas hoteleras Hot.es se ha convertido en la primera app de último minuto en ofrecer una experiencia de reserva social a través de su aplicación para Smartphones. La novedad se ha implementado gracias a la integración con la platafoma de reservas y redes sociales SeatID.

December 5, 2013

epturismo: SeatID and Hot.es hotel booking app enables the display of social contacts [Spanish]

La aplicación Hot.es y la plataforma de reservas y de redes sociales SeatID se han unido para ofrecer al usuario la posibilidad de visualizar en las redes sociales los hoteles que han reservado sus contactos, según informaron ambas compañías en un comunicado.

December 5, 2013

TechCrunch: Hot Hotels Integrates With SeatID To Add ‘Social Proof’ When Booking A Last Minute Hotel Room

Hot Hotels, one of a slew of HotelTonight-styled last minute hotel booking apps, thinks that so-called “social proof” is what’s needed to help travellers make better purchasing decisions. To make this possible it’s integrated with social seating and booking platform SeatID to let users log in via Facebook or LinkedIn to see which of their contacts has been at the same hotel or stayed in the vicinity.

December 4, 2013

Tnooz: Hot Hotels offers social booking experience by integrating SeatID

In what is claimed to be a travel industry first, last minute hotel booking service Hot Hotels has integrated SeatID to offer users social-led bookings. Users will be able to log in to Hot Hotels mobile app with their social network profile (Facebook or LinkedIn) to see which of their friends have been at the hotel or in the vicinity.

December 4, 2013

Genbeta: Hot Hotels integrates SeatID to know which friends were at a particular hotel [Spanish]

En Hot Hotels creen que las recomendaciones sociales también son importantes a la hora de hacer reservas de última hora en un hotel. Para facilitar este proceso y permitir que los usuarios puedan comprobar qué amigos o contactos han estado en un hotel determinado, la startup española ha anunciado la integración de SeatID en su app. SeatID es un Software-as-a-Service israelí que permite a desarrolladores y empresas integrar su tecnología en aplicaciones o páginas web. Así, los usuarios que se identifiquen en Hot Hotels usando LinkedIn o Facebook podrán ver qué contactos han pernoctado en ese o en otros hoteles de la zona.

December 4, 2013

Buying Business Travel: Special report: Social seating

Social seating also goes further than picking a seat. In the future, TMCs could let clients choose flights based on which day their “friends” are flying, useful for colleagues to work together during a long-haul flight. TMCs or airlines may also give travellers the option to see which of their “friends” had upgraded.

November 24, 2013

Tnooz: Social seating gets a room – checks in to hotel sector

SeatID has delivered on a promise to extend the service to hotels by signing a deal with hotel booking system Pelican Solutions. The partnership enables guests to sign-in with their social media profile and see who within their network of friends has stayed at the hotel previously or been in the area.

November 11, 2013

The Telegraph: Luxury travel trends: social media goes further

It’s not enough to set up a Facebook page – now luxury travel brands’ social media strategies need to offer the unexpected.

October 2, 2013

EyeForTravel: Social seating: bottom line benefits or merely a user experience gimmick?

At a superficial level, a flight’s objective is to get a customer from A to B. But increasingly [number of] travel companies recognize that delivering a great experience can help them differentiate. Social seating is being billed as one way to do this.

July 25, 2013

Tnooz: Social seating one year on: move over airlines – hotels, rail and events get a piece of the action

But perhaps more exciting for the industry as a whole is what SeatID is doing. The startup has extended its service to hotels, trains, online ticketing and stadia.
Not only can users find useful contact or a like-minded person on a plane using social media profiles but also they can do the same for trains, sporting and other events or use profiles to see who is staying or has stayed at a hotel.
SeatID was also named a Gartner Cool Vendors 2013 in social software and collaboration.

May 9, 2013

HLN.BE: SeatID is one of Ten Cool Travel Trends [Dutch]

Luchtvaartmaatschappijen bieden al geruime tijd de optie om zelf je zitje te selecteren in het vliegtuig. Dankzij sociale media kan je ook steeds vaker kiezen naast wíe je zit. Iets wat op lange vluchten niet altijd een overbodige luxe is, want je zit toch liever naast iemand die op zijn minst enkele interesses deelt?

March 17, 2013

ClickZ: Travelers Fly High with Social Seating Solution

Flying alone is always the luck of the draw. Sometimes you get the person of your dreams sitting next to you (my cousin met his wife on a plane!) and sometimes you get that guy, yes that one, that makes you want to put your headphones in, close your eyes and pretend that he’s not there. Fear no more – well for passengers flying on Ukrainian carrier, AeroSvit, anyway. The airline has partnered with SeatID to launch a social traveling experience for its passengers, aimed at allowing individuals (who opt-in) the ability to see who else is on the chosen flight.

February 15, 2013

TheNextWeb: SeatID is one of the best travel apps of 2012

This neat Web app does social seating as a SaaS service for airlines and travel websites, giving individuals the ability to see who else is on the chosen flight. More than that, it also lets people see who will be on other flights before purchasing a ticket.

December 26, 2012

APEX: New social seating service looks to pair up with online travel agent

SeatID is looking to put its own spin on social seating – and turn the concept into a natural part of the airline passenger experience.

December 13, 2012

Wall Street Journal: Come Fly With Me

Flights can be a great way of meeting interesting people, but everybody has their own tale of being stuck next to the passenger from hell on an interminable journey. SeatID wants to improve your chances of sitting next to somebody you might get on with.

November 14, 2012

AviaPort: AeroSvit Passengers use Social Networks to get Acquainted with Fellow Travelers Before the Flight using a SeatID Service [Russian]

“АэроСвит” и SeatID сообщают о внедрении инновационной услуги, позволяющей пассажирам украинской авиакомпании уже на этапе бронирования и онлайн-покупки билета получить информацию о попутчиках и установить с ними контакт в популярных социальных сетях.

November 14, 2012

ifanr: SeatID – Choose your seatmate [Chinese (Simplified)]

的介绍,SeatID 可以使人们在购买机票前就能看到此航班上的其他人的座位情况,另外,SeatID 的方案对各个航空公司和旅游网站都是通用的。

November 14, 2012

Feeder: The startup that will allow you to fly with your friends [Hebrew]

קל להבין את השירות של סיט אידי אם חושבים על תכנון נסיעת עבודה לכנס שמתקיים בחו”ל. באופן טבעי, יש מספר טיסות שתוכלנה להביא אתכם למחוז חפצכם, אך ייתכן ותרצו לרכוש כרטיס ספציפי בדומה למה שרכשו קולגות שלכם שאף הם נוסעים לאותו הכנס. לחילופין, אולי תרצו לרכוש כרטיס ולהתיישב במטוס ליד בחורה שמצאה חן בעיניכם במיוחד

November 14, 2012

TechCrunch: SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

SeatID wants to change the way you fly. At best, SeatID could make your flight much more enjoyable. SeatID might also help you avoid sitting next to a screaming baby.

November 13, 2012

TheNextWeb: SeatID helps you avoid the crying baby and the smelly hippy on flights

SeatID does social seating as a SaaS solution for airlines and travel websites, enabling individuals who opt-in the ability to see who else is on the chosen flight. More than that, it also lets people see who will be on other flights before purchasing a ticket. I see professional sales reps around the world taking advantage of that one. My favorite bit about SeatID is that you don’t have to be on the same social network to see each other.

Layla Calcali – Channel 10, Israeli TV: SeatID allows you to choose your seatmate [Hebrew]

November 13, 2012

DR: Connect with a Seatmate on the plane [Danish]

Hvad nu hvis du kunne undgå dem på turen til London eller New York, og i stedet vælge en du gerne ville sidde ved siden af? Det bliver måske snart muligt. Det er i hvert fald intentionerne med SeatID, et spritnyt socialt sted på nettet, hvor rejsende kan parre sig med hinanden.

November 13, 2012

KURIER: Neighbor found on a plane using Facebook [German]

Fluglinien würden den Dienst wollen, um ihr Kundenservice zu verbessern, jüngere Kunden ansprechen zu können oder einige gar dazu animieren, Business Class zu buchen, weil dort möglicherweise interessante Menschen sitzen.

October 25, 2012

FutureZone: Find your airplane seatmate using Facebook [German]

Per “Social Seating” soll man künftig seine Sitznachbarn im Flugzeug via Facebook-, LinkedIn- oder Twitter-Profil aussuchen können.

October 24, 2012

Lost At E Monir: Avoid the screaming baby on your next flight

SeatID is set to make your flying experience more tolerable. Flyers will soon be given the option to opt in for social seating. Who could possibly say no to avoiding that screaming baby.

October 15, 2012

Tnooz: Privacy protection and data use still big concerns in social seating game

A survey shows concerns around how information will be used, what will be visible etc however travellers seem to broadly embrace the concept with 60% saying they’d be interested and 30% saying it would depend on the airline.

October 8, 2012

Social Factory: Your social graph determines who you are traveling with [Swedish]

Med tjänsten SeatID kan flygresenärer numera välja vem de ska sitta brevid under resan. Kan vem som helst se att just jag ska åka med det planet just den dagen? Givetvis så är det inte riktigt så. Först så är det du som väljer om du ens vill vara med i SeatID samt att det är endast folk som du känner, kanske känner och/eller som har gemensamma intressen som får tillgång till informationen om dig.

September 3, 2012

TTG Digital: Focus on social seating

Social media allows you to see exactly who’s already booked the seat next door. The key benefit is the opportunity for on-board networking. The potential for agents and operators should not be underestimated either. Since the SeatID product can be ported easily on to other retail websites, OTAs selling flights could incorporate it to give customers the ability to see exactly who is on-board. Operators, meanwhile, could use SeatID to show prospective clients the social profiles of others already booked on their next group tour or cruise.

July 25, 2012

Egg idea: Sit next to your Facebook friends with the help of SeatID [Thai]

และทางเว็บ SeatID ก็หัวใสและคิดการณ์ไกล จึงได้นำฟีเจอร์นี้มาใช้เป็นท็อปปิ้ง On Top กับระบบจองตั๋วของสายการบินทั่วโลก กล่าวคือ เมื่อจะซื้อตั๋ว ก็จะนำพาคุณมายังแผนผังที่นั่ง จากนั้นก็เข้าระบบด้วยเฟซบุ๊ก และอนุญาตให้แอปฯ ของ SeatID เข้าถึงข้อมูลประวัติของคุณ เมื่อทำการจองก็สามารถดูได้เลยว่าคนที่จองก่อนหน้าคุณคนไหนเป็นเพื่อนหรือคนรู้จักของคุณบ้าง.

July 2, 2012

 

JWT Intelligence: Social Seating – One of our 100 Things to Watch in 2012

Booking agents across the globe may soon be adopting social seating allowing ticket buyers to overlay the social graph and handpick desirable seating arrangements. The Israeli startup SeatID aims to market its own system to interested airlines as well as any other companies that organize seating, from trains to theaters.

June 28, 2012

Puregenie: Social Seating – The Future of Air Travel

SeatID is gathering momentum and worldwide interest. SeatID founders are confident that they have a solution that will transform the way we travel. With some big brands following suit, it suggests that this is no fad.

June 26, 2012

Havayolu 101: Would You Select Your Airplane Seat Based on Social Media? [Turkish]

SeatID’nin hedefi, sosyal medya üzerinden yapılan check-in işlemleri için evrensel bir platform olabilmek. Bu başarıldığı takdirde, yolcuların hangi havayolu şirketi ile uçtuğu fark etmeksizin, Facebook, Twitter veya Linkedin profilleri ile giriş yapılarak, SeatID üzerinden check-in işleminin gerçekleştirilmesi mümkün hale gelecek.

June 11, 2012

EpicLaunch: An Interview with Eran Savir, Cofounder of SeatID

SeatID, a social seating solution that allows travelers to look at people with similar interests on the plane and then book a seat accordingly.

June 6, 2012

Business Insider: Flying Around The World Could Get A Lot More Social This Fall

SeatID is poised to change the way we book tickets for concerts, flights and perhaps everything else

June 6, 2012

CNN: Social seating: First airlines, then everything else

An exclusive look at one social-seating system that hopes to completely change how we travel and go out

June 5, 2012