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Travel tech tips on NPR (featuring me!)

Austin-based tech journalist Omar Gallaga mentioned me during today’s edition of the National Public Radio (NPR) All Things Considered program All Tech Considered.

Still awaiting my close-up….

The topic is Tech in Travel (here’s a link to the full travel-related NPR broadcast.)

***  The first part of the segment talks about integrating mobile into travel;  using cell phones to check into your airline flight plus using a cell phone-displayed bar code in lieu of a boarding pass.

***  The second part of the segment (about 4:00 minutes in) shifts to other helpful travel sites and tools on the Web. That’s where Omar mentions me and I have my moment of fame.

Did you know that there are 106 pages of iPhone applications that are travel-related? That includes one for American Automobile Association (AAA) travel guidance – pretty handy.

For amplifying information, Omar links to all of the sites mentioned in the broadcast in an associated post on the All Tech Considered blog:  The Tech of Travel.  He included my post on how to find the best hotel deals.

Thanks, Omar and NPR!