Travel & Tourism (148)
Taxis that don’t run on empty
With Taxiback.com, black cabs in Britain can capitalise on what could have been an empty cab ride back. Passengers simply need to submit their trip online in advance and will receive 3 offers. After selecting one, you will be picked up and your journey will be provided at a reduced rate.
Why it matters
There is a clear advantage for both travelers and taxi drivers; taxis gain extra revenue while travelers enjoy reduced rates. Are there any missed opportunities that you could capitalise on in your industry?
German online portal ‘Hotelsnapper‘ mediates between hotel owners and customers. Prospective guests dictate their preferences for their stay and the price they wish to pay. The first hotel that agrees to the customers ‘offer’ will be booked. Guests receive the best offer and hotel owners get the chance to rent out rooms that otherwise would have been empty.
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.