Travel & Tourism (148)
Sailing through virtual worlds
For the national release of the new Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney France has created a virtual regatta from May 3rd to June 15th. Users can create their own boat and sail through the movie’s journey, with a chance to win a trip to Hawaii as incentives.
Why it matters
Beyond simple storytelling, Disney’s gameplay is tuned with the movie’s universe, compelling users to go and watch the movie. Can you think of a way to fit your entire brand’s universe into an interactive virtual experience beyond a traditional website?
In November 2010, five partners met while at the Hotel Amour in Paris and launched www.dayuse-hotels.com. The site allows you to rent, for only a few hours at a time, a room in Paris (and other major cities), in selected luxurious boutique hotels chosen for their design, location and quality of their service. The rooms rate is discounted by 30 to 70 percent off their normal price.
A new survey says that ‘limited time only’ and ‘flash selling’ travel sales are gaining popularity. Almost three of ten Americans took last-minute leisure vacations in 2009. Consumers are able to take their dream vacations without breaking the bank by utilizing members - only websites such as jetsetter.com and tablethotels.com.