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?
The low cost airline company Easyjet has launched a competition in France, called "décollage immediat" (instant takeoff). In five French cities, consumers were invited to gather in a selected place with their luggage. The 5 couples who had the most extravagant summer look were chosen to board immediately for a weekend in London, Barcelona or Rome.
SmartTravel 2.0 is a virtual catalogue which runs on an interactive touchscreen. Potential customers get the chance to experience all the interactive features of their chosen travel destination. It allows them to check out the surrounding area of a hotel and other useful information about their destination such as climate, sightseeing spots, etc.