Travel & Tourism (148)
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
Have you fantasised about the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Those who can afford the $10,000 (or more) luxury suites on board the new A380 airbus? Now, guests curious about on-board luxury can get a taste of that lifestyle for less, as long as they don’t mind staying at the airport. A hotel chain in the Netherlands has retrofitted an entire 120-seat plane into a luxury hotel suite, near Teuge airport. The suite includes a jacuzzi, separate shower, infrared sauna, mini bar, 3 flat screen televisions, blu-ray DVD player with a comprehensive collection of DVDs, and a kitchen. And if you do feel like leaving the ground, you can add on a private flying lesson.
Switzerland’s tourism authority has developed an integrated social media campaign that addresses Swiss stereotypes in an ironic way. The campaign was so successful that they decided to follow up with tv episodes that promote the country from one season to another.