Schiphol, one of Europe’s busiest (and best) airports, is now offering visitors to print out their own welcome banners to meet friends and family. Dutch company BannerXpress recently unveiled there its new vending machine that dispenses canvas banners with customized “welcome home” messages.
STA Travel is the world’s largest student, youth and budget travel organization with a global network of over 400 branches worldwide. It specializes in cheap flights, round the world tickets, travel insurance, hotels and hostels, tours and treks. To promote its business its Australian branch decided to show traveling is the most interesting doing in our life. STA Travel Australia sent 3 of its mates on an amazing journey around the world. See a six-week journey of a lifetime crammed into one epic minute.
“Hotel” for plants (Hotel Para Plantas) concept is the brainchild of experiential marketing agency Ogilvy Action for the Isla Azul shopping center in Madrid. With their free full-board hotel service for plants, providing love and attention, the mall tries to attract plants owners while they are on vacations.
There are a lot of German retired couples in many tourist places around the world. But spouses rarely die on the same day even if they have lived long and happy life and people who have lost a loved one, often lose the taste to life and desire to travel accordantly. In Germany, leading travel company TUI has teamed up with grief counselor Fritz Roth to offer mourners a journey back into life to resurect the joy of being that used to be in them.
Not everyone feel comfortable living in hotels. There are people preferring home coziness to bed linen change every day and buffet service at breakfasts. A British start-up decided to provide a new hotel alternative to such people and created a home-swapping service aimed at the upper echelon of homes. Luxe Home Swap allows people with high-end dwellings to swap accommodation with others all over the world.
Many cities in the world are becoming green stimulating their inhabitants and guests to choose sustainable modes of transportation. Although air travel may not be sustainable, but it’s becoming increasingly easy for people to choose a greener ride to and from the airport. The Portland International Airport authorities have decided to do their best to help bicycle enthusiasts and set up a bike assembly station.
Internet access is as necessary as air nowadays. Many travelers are familiar with the difficulty and expense that can be associated with getting an internet connection while travelling. WiFi zones still are not everywhere and not always cheap or free, long-term subscription to 3G/4G services is not money saving either. But some alternatives for travelers exist.
Each person feels comfortable to live by his own schedule. Somebody rise up early in the morning and cheerfully works, other prefers to sleep in and feels best at evenings and nights. Some companies should take that fact into account – especially travel agencies which clients have to cross several time zones and become early risers or late sleepers not by choice. Small California-based travel company Executive Tours understood that and started special tours to Europe.