Application developers in United Kingdom must note this – Transport for London has started a contest and offering a prize for developers who would be able to make London public transport applications which cater to users with communication or physical barriers.
Recently, in a blog post, the Transport for London stated that for several years, mobile apps have been serving disabled people better absorb information. Now they have offered a prize of £ 5000 for an Accessible application contest will spur a increase in the number of applications of London transport that disabled people could access.
In its website, Transport for London stated that the main objective is to aim the functionality around the requirements of the passenger group. Partially sighted or blind passengers, hearing impaired or deaf passengers as well as those with motor difficulties might all get some benefit from the clever utilization of useful features, phone functions as well as good design to access their services. Old people, who see conventional information as more challenging might also benefit from a design which allows easy route planning, minimal interaction, simple navigation as well as journey guidance. They also state that the design is up to the developers.
A submitted application need not address the requirements of all the disabled passengers. For instance, the app developer might solely concentrate on designing an application for old people who see general information more challenging. Another application developer might design something solely to serve blind people navigate.
Red Square will turn into Orange Square as easyJet relishes its very first flight from London to Moscow. Cossack dancers as well as special themed livery on A320 plane marked their 10 am departure earlier this morning. Guests and VIP’s will go to Moscow’s “Orange” Square for a photo session after flight EZY8401 touches Moscow at 6pm local time, after a 4 hour trip.
The airlines received the rights for Russian capital route in a head-to-head fight service with Virgin Atlantic of Sir Richard Branson and it will soon add Manchester flights to Moscow on 28th March.
It is easyJet’s hundredth service out of Gatwick and the company anticipates over 250000 passengers between Moscow and London in a single year. Carolyn McCall, the chief of easyJet told that this is a historic day for easyJet, not only they are launching flights between London Gatwick and Moscow but it is also the first day their shares are traded on FTSE 100. Moscow is a landmark route and one the company is very delighted to be able to serve. Russia is the world’s largest country with a growing economy.
Offering affordable and frequent flights, easyJet to plays an important role to aid trade links between the two nations. Bookings for both of the Russian routes have surpassed their expectations and they look ahead to flying hundreds of thousands of passengers in the coming months and years.
Some travel agents in India are advertising for European tours and also highlighting that the tour package does not include London. The reason behind this is to release people from the stress of getting a British visa. Tourism bosses suggested that London is losing out on around £100 million in income as wealthy Indians are now choosing to visit Switzerland or France instead of coming to United Kingdom.
This move by the tour operators came after England Prime Minister David Cameron thought to alter perceptions that United Kingdom is unwelcoming towards Indian people by telling that there is no limit of Indian students who come to study at universities in Britain.
The British Prime Minister is going to India next week to what has been called as the biggest trade delegation to leave London. One of the top priorities of David Cameron is to encourage more tourists, student, as well as business visitors to come to Britain.
A recent advertisement in a daily in Mumbai, a travel agent asked visitors to stay away their United Kingdom visa applications as of the “loss of peace of mind” involved in it.
The news paper read: ”OK, you did everything for the family’s European trip – got the passports, arranged the money, made reservations, applied for the UK visa well in time, appeared for the visa interview. But till the last minute you have no visa and no idea when you will get it. No wonder your family is mad at you.”
Some British tourism chief found that it is true that Indians are finding it difficult to get a UK visa. An European travel agent reported that twenty six percent Indian travelers, which is 100000 visitors, canceled their trips to UK because if visa problems.
Central Methodist University’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art’s curator Dr. Joe Geist is all set to guide another of his well known tour. He will take a bunch of area participants to the England capital from 13th September to 22nd September.
London is Europe’s largest city, founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD. They handed them the right administrative, trade and communications centre, with the Britain labeling Roman Empire’s farthest extent.
Even today, London retains most of the old traits and more importantly the whole city is full of cultural and historical treasures that combined seamlessly into the contemporary and exciting city. The guided tour will include places like the Tate British Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, the British Museum, the Tower of London, the Changing of the Guard, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and many more.
There will also be time for shopping as well as exploring the city’s famous landmark, such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Streets and Oxford. The tour is open to all and a fee of $ 3300 each person covers the round trip airfare including three-star hotel with private facilities, two theatre performances, transportation passes for subway and buses, continental breakfasts daily, 4 dinners during the trip and taxes.
Planes between London and New York City are full of business travellers; and now, the Delta Air Lines are aiming to have them in their planes. The company is looking to purchase a stake in Virgin Atlantic, which is the 2nd biggest airline at Heathrow Airport in London.
London to New York City is of the most important travel routes in the world; and Delta Air Lines runs less planes to Heathrow Airport compared to its competitors in US. Singapore Airlines, on Monday, said that they have already started discussions with interested companies to sell their forty nine percent stake in Virgin Atlantic. Continue reading →
World Travel & Tourism Council has recently reported that for many years, UK has been losing trade deals to other European nations because of the lack of runway capacity in England’s south-east region.
In reply, the industry trade establishments had supported ‘one hub or none’ concept that was earlier suggested by the London Heathrow Airport. Last week, the report was released and after that it has also got support of many airlines companies in the United Kingdom.
World Travel & Tourism Council reported that tourism is worth more than $ 100 billion to the United Kingdom economy and it also serves to sustain around 203 million jobs. Still, the number in the United Kingdom is being seriously held back by the shortage of airport capacity in the south-east region.
World Travel & Tourism Council is in favor of a single hub for the England capital that is properly connected to a wider transport network. Past experience in the English capital as well as the examples of other international destination reveals that functioning 2 airport hubs policy id really destined to fail.
David Scowsill, the president of World Travel & Tourism Council told that the United Kingdom Government welcomes travelers with one hand whereas holding up a sign – ‘keep out’ with another. He added that the United Kingdom policies are overly cumbersome and bureaucratic. The government must hold the nettle and reach to a decision that would bring jobs as well as economic growth at an important time for UK economy.