Travel & Tourism (148)
Here comes the sun, and the holidaymaker
In the Netherlands, the sunny months are limited to May and September. This is why many Dutch people book a holiday and destination based on the likeliness of sunshine. A travel agency has tapped into this insight by allowing consumers to search for their next holiday destination based on the possibility of sunshine and the average temperature.
Why it matters
This company have built an application making it really easy to filter results based on unconventional search categories. How else, and where else, can we leverage freely available data to provide insights to customers and help them cut through the seemingly endless amount of choice?
People staying at either the 34 Holiday Inn, the Holiday Inn Express or Crowne Plaza hotels in Spain and Portugal will get pedometers along with their keys when they check in. The hotel company has decided to encourage their guests to enjoy a healthier stay and walk 8km per day (10.000 steps) to improve their general health and wellbeing.
According to numbers presented by HSBC, a new kind of travelling is on the rise: the hunt for the trendiest bags and accessories at the best price. It’s called “accessories tourism” and it consists of mapping out your next holiday depending on the country (or countries) that offers the best price for a Hermès Birkin or Chanel’s 2.55 bag.