Travel & Tourism (148)
Making that holiday XXL
The German travel agency Dicke Reisen specialises in planning travel arrangements for overweight people. It was created by a curvy lady fed up of encountering inconveniences due to her weight when travelling. The agency caters for customers by offering special discounts to fly in business class (where seats are larger), suggesting hotels with larger beds and proposing activities that are not too physically demanding.
Why it matters
Certain niche markets are growing considerably in size and voice. Does this warrant brands having to create specialised and tailored experiences for some of these groups?
With the claim “Do As We Do”, Bportuguese is an atypical travel agency – in the incoming segment – that offers to its clients the kind of experiences lived by the Portuguese themselves in their daily lives, showing them the “true Portuguese way”.
One doesn’t even have to go to the Antarctic anymore to fulfil this dream. Spreewelten is located in the German town of Lübbenau and went beyond being a normal swimming pool entertainment park: here guests experience swimming with penguins – separated only by a wall of glass.