Travel & Tourism (148)
Good holiday weather guarantee
The hotel chain Iberostar offered a voucher to cover any days which it rained during the Easter break for those staying at its hotels.
Why it matters
Consumers see their holiday as one experience and companies in this market need to consider every factor as part of their remit. Will they start offering the consumer other guarantees that holidays will live up to expectations? Will money back offers for disappointments in the travel market become increasingly prevalent?
In order to solve the problem of lost luggage at airports, a Portuguese University joined the Portuguese Airport Authority to develop a tamper-proof device to trace luggage. Safe Luggage is a ‘smart suitcase’ with embedded GPS, that allows the airport and luggage owner to know its location at anytime with a simple mobile app. The new type of suitcase integrates identification, sensor and communication technologies, providing its control and monitoring.
Aramón Group and Movistar have released a mobile app for ski resorts in Spain: Snow&Go. The app allows you to geotag skiers and locate the position of your friends. It also includes real time ski information including the status of the slopes, weather and snow quality.