Travel & Tourism (148)
Deprivation Vacations are the latest rage for US business travelers and travelers on holiday. Resorts and day spas across the country now offer boot camp-style activities, tight-rope walking and extreme trekking. For the less intense, other vacation destinations offer yoga, cooking and dance classes.
Why it matters
In our post-recession world, the irony is that perks like free wi-fi and breakfast are no longer “perky” enough to reel-in travelers. Today’s post-recession travelers are looking for an inspiring experience to push them to extremes well outside their comfort zones. Will we start to see luxury resorts offer extreme activities to attract more holiday makers?
Easyjet has added an unusual touch during its flights. Rather than using the expected, dull safety recordings, a member of staff announces safety information in person in a light hearted tone, interspersed with jokes. For example, “our landing is 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Please remember this just in case next time we have a delay”.
Dutch artist Dirk Overduin has introduced the concept of urban camping to the world and has created a two-man tent that’s suitable for almost any roof surface. The artist’s website suggests good spots for urban camping and even information for those landlords wishing to rent out their rooftops to urban campers.