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?
To celebrate its 175th birthday, Lisbon’s Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, famous for its custard tarts, has launched six special edition packages that grant access to a free smartphone application. The app is an interactive guide to a number of monuments in the neighbourhood and uses augmented reality.
The free service ‘travelload’ helps to organise and plan trips. Booking confirmations from flights, hotels, trains are collected and compiled into intelligent itineraries on your mobile. These are automatically updated by travel data such as flight delays and mobile check-ins.