Travel & Tourism (148)
Social seat number neighbours
The Dutch airline KLM is developing a new service, which enables passengers to choose their seat neighbour on their next flight via Facebook and LinkedIn. This way travelling long distances could become more enjoyable for passengers.
Why it matters
Enabling passengers to connect with likeminded people via social media may add a new value to flying. This concept holds many chances for collaboration with brands that offer other services, for example business networking or match making services. If this proves to be a success, will we also see car rentals or train operating companies providing a similar service?
The Dark Side reserve of Noudar is the first nature park of it’s kind in Portugal. It aims to protect the quality of the nocturnal sky and its cultural, scientific, astronomic, natural and environmental values. Associated to this Dark Side Reserve is the Dark Side Route, where tourists can choose from a series of different nocturnal activities like pedestrian walks, star observation, etc.
British celebrities have teamed up with Google to reveal their favourite places for a new guide to “hidden London”. Locations include Dame Kelly Holmes’ favourite market and Ken Livingstone’s preferred tapas restaurant. Users are able to zoom in and see close up street views of each area, find directions and plenty more.