Travel & Tourism (148)
Walk away your hotel bills
People staying at either the 34 Holiday Inn, the Holiday Inn Express or Crowne Plaza hotels in Spain and Portugal will get pedometers along with their keys when they check in. The hotel company has decided to encourage their guests to enjoy a healthier stay and walk 8km per day (10.000 steps) to improve their general health and wellbeing.
Why it matters
Hotels are not selling just rooms anymore but a period of time in which visitors are under their care. Could initiatives like these be linked back to prices for offering good practices whilst staying at the hotel?
A site that attempts to match travellers on a budget with hosts that are willing to give up their couch, has reached Dubai – the home of opulent hotels and up to seven-star luxury.
EasyJet has launched a new contest via Foursquare and Facebook Places, called “le rendez-vous gagnant”. Each weak, on its website, the brand unveils a location in a French city. The person that checks in the most becomes the mayor that week will be offered a trip for two in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe.