SANA Hotels wins Best Portuguese Tourism Website/App

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We have been selected as the Best Portuguese Travel Website/App by ACEPI (DIGITAL Economy Association)

Our SANA Hotels websites have turned 1 year this Summer. Getting them up and running has been a fun but daunting task and so it’s amazing not only to get results but to actually get some social and professional recognition.

It’s no secret that the hospitality industry has been going trough huge changes. Globalization (or the shortening of distances), Internet ubiquity, Review Sites (like Booking.com) and an upcoming generation of new, different, and increasingly segmented type of customers, are just some of the main factors that have completely changed the rules of the game.

Getting to the lead of the race is now our main goal and we’re already working hard on several website improvements, as well as on the other off-site platforms that allow us to complete our digital marketing strategy.

The website was developed by our agency, By.

It’s Christmas time, there IS need to be afraid ’cause GuestList tmn 07 is ON!

[CLICK THE COVER TO BE BLOWN AWAY]

Digital Magazine Hunts Cool Stuff and Strikes Again

My favourite Issue so far!

Click ME to enjoy it!

Wallowing through the Crises: is the world still breeding innovation?

What..? It could happen!

Well that’s one of the questions this report tries to answer. Click the image to get it… the one on the bottom, perv!

GuestList tmn – A Digital Magazine ushers in a new age

GuestList tmn is an interactive magazine like you’ve never really seen before. Music, nightlife, movies, urban culture, traveling, fashion, science, gadgets and many more band together to blow your mind and make you smile in te process.  The rules have changed. Get ready for a new digital revolution.

And i am honored to be it’s main creator, of course.

Click the image and enjoy!

Click me, click me!

You can also check the amazing number zero HERE!

Nintendo launches tablet designed for video games. Apple trembles!

Touch me, i'm dick.

So Nintendo just announced its new Wii console, the Wii U, which has all the bells and whistles we expected, like full HD video output and heftier specs for more technologically advanced games. It’s also compatible with previous games and controllers.

But the real twist is its new controller!

It looks like a simple console controller with a touchscreen, but it’s so much more…

You can actually play the games without a TV and it has motion sensors, augmented reality (apparently), video-chat, web browsing and all the goodies you came to expect from the likes of Nintendo DSi.

I love the way Nintendo always pushes the creativity envelope to come up with new approaches to old standards, and relevant products and features.

You just gotta hand it to them: they’re good!

I just question a couple of things: the hefty size of the controller (and weight), and how much money will it cost.

Check out the glamorous showcase of the Wii U’s main features. It will rock your socks off!

Does your music suck? Just ask some kids!

Genius idea and publicity stunt. The band Broken Bells gathered a children focus group to comment on they’re new record. So cute.

Tablet War: Enter the Sony Dragon

S1 and S2: One resembles the iPad, the other a burrito. Ok, a Nintendo DS, jeeezzz...

Sony sharpens it’s teeth and it’s designers, joins forces with Google (Android) and enters the Tablet War.

This could actually be a good idea, as Sony owns a lot of stuff it can use in a cross media logic: some of the best video games (Playstation running on Android), movies and bands.

You can check out all the nerdy specs here.

Looks like a small PS3, but it really is just a burrito... tablet i mean!

It’s no secret: Google’s Android may be stealing the numbers, but Apple’s iPad awesome and elegant experience is still light years ahead of it’s competitors.

I recently bought an iPad (the most basic 1st generation one) – even though i said i wouldn’t – mainly for professional business. I make digital magazines and they’re all, mostly exclusively, on the iPad.

I am continually being blown away by the iPad. I could say it’s because of it’s elegant full functioning ecosystem, but that would be undermining. You just have to use it on a daily basis to understand it’s value, and the value of tablets in general, as a new working and entertaining tool.

Still, it’s important not to forget that whoever has the greater amount of good apps has the better advantage, just like in video games, where a console’s success is greatly defined by the quantity and quality of it’s games. And the iPad has all the greatest Apps.

What do you figure is the main reason for almost every tablet manufacturer going Android? yep, you guessed it, second best app store…

The 9/11 Inappropriate List

It’s usually in it’s darkest moments that mankind brings out it’s worst.

This list is on of those moments…

I believe that the people who compiled this list are utterly sadistic. How else could one explain the irony of songs like “Safe in New York City”, by AC/DC, or “Ironic”, by Alanis Morissette… is it because the US was attacked by the very terrorists they once trained?

the bad taste of including “Jump”, and even worst: “Learn to fly” (double pun here for jumpers and planes).

Why would someone include love songs like “Crash in To Me” (Dave Matthews Band) or “Falling for the First Time” (Barenaked Ladies)? Are they mad?

Well, they included “Walk Like an Egyptian”, so i’d say there’s your answer right there…

Alas, you know there’s pure evil at work here when you see “Say Hello to Heaven” on the list… that’s just wrong.

I can’t think of anything more inappropriate to do at the time of this catastrophe than the making of this Inappropriate List.

Sueing You, Sueing Me

We have old laws for a new and modern world. Still funny though.