Travel & Tourism (148)
The indoor - outdoor hotel
The Huettenpalast is a new and unique hotel concept in Berlin that offers an unconventional accommodation experience. Opposed to the prolonging luxury trend, the Huettenpalast places value on an affordable and exciting overnight stay by making it possible for guests to camp indoors.
Why it matters
By being an exception to the rule in the hotel industry, the Huettenpalast attracts new target groups. How can other tourism related companies benefit from combining two contrary concepts to form a whole new one?
A Spanish company has created the world’s first technological tourist leaflet. It has a chip which downloads information to smartphones with a simple touch.
It works with NFC technology (Near Field Communication), a coded information circuit which automatically shares its information with smartphones. It can share apps, multimedia content, personalised information and also has the capability to be the front door key to a rental apartment.
Alhambra Touristic Apartments recently started to work with them. They have recorded a poetic audio description of their apartments and soon it will be able to also function as the apartment’s key.
Pinktravel.at is an Austrian travel business targeting gay men with ‘gay-friendly’ holidays. The travel agency offers gay cruises, trips to the trendiest gay cities and holidays taking in Gay Pride festivals across the globe.