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Travel advice from the horse's mouth
Tripbod is a new travel website which connects travellers with local experts in order to get recommendations on any particular destination. Tripbods are people who are passionate about where they live and are eager to correspond with people who are interested in visiting. The website thus aims to add another dimension to holidays by throwing light upon different sides of a destination away from typical tourist attractions.
Why it matters
Dispensing authentic local knowledge gives a different dimension and a unique USP over traditional travel guides. How can other companies further tap this pool of public willingness to contribute to the travel industry?
Source: The Independent
18. November 2009
The hotel chain Iberostar offered a voucher to cover any days which it rained during the Easter break for those staying at its hotels.
Some hotels install chic bars and swimming pools on the roof. Not Cape Town’s swanky Grand Daddy Hotel. The roof is now home to a collection of vintage Airstream caravans, complete with air-conditioning, insulation, hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and showers. Each of the 7 two-sleeper trailer suites have been conceptualized and designed by local artists. Inspirations include: The Ballad of John & Yoko, Goldlilocks and The Three Bears and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.