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Virtual race to boost followers online
LAN Airlines have created a virtual Dakar rally contested between French and Spanish bloggers. The goal is to be the first to cover the distance (virtually) from the capital of their country (Madrid or Paris) to Santiago, Chile. To make progress in the race, bloggers compete to gain the largest number of race followers on Twitter and Facebook. Race followers use "tweets” or Facebook messages to add virtual miles to the race progress of bloggers they support.
Why it matters
Travelers are increasingly using social networks when planning their trips abroad. What other innovative ways will we see brands increase their presence online amongst their target audience?
Russia’s first capsule hotel has opened in the new Air Express terminal at Sheremetyevo Airport. Guests are accommodated in double rooms resembling a ship’s two-berth cabin.
“Crumpled City” is an indestructible city map which is open to being mishandled. You can scrunch it up, dip it in water and it keeps on showing the most important information about the city.