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Airbnb’s New Campaign: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 15-21

Travel Technology | Michael Isenbek | April 24, 2016

Airbnb’s New Campaign: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 15-21

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Airbnb has commenced the largest campaign in company history. “Live There” is a cavalcade of digital and print ads, along with 15-, 30- and 60-second TV commercials emphasizing a guided and personalized travel experience. As the campaign name suggests, living like a local is a crucial part of Airbnb’s home-sharing appeal, and this message is strongly conveyed by the ads. Click to find out more about the campaign, and some new Airbnb features.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that become indispensible items in a luggage manifest. TravelPulse founder and CEO Mark Murphy reviews one such item — the Mininch Mini Tool Pen. Roughly the same dimensions as a writing implement, it’s perfect for those, “I’m deep in the Amazon jungle and my glasses just broke” moments, and much more. Click to read the full review.

Iconspeak’s shirts may be low-tech, but they provide a simple, elegant solution for communication between people that don’t speak the same language. The shirts sport 39 icons that convey the most crucial travel-related meanings, such as a water faucet, a person sitting on a toilet or a policeman. Click to find out more about this translation shortcut.

San Francisco is the most expensive city for road warriors, according to the Business Travel News 2016 Corporate Travel Index. The City by the Bay averages $547.34 per day for hotels, cars and meals. Accommodations comprise a large amount of that average, as SF transportation and cuisine cost less than other urban areas, but hotels take first place in price. Click to see what other cities made the list.  

For those travelers who have a ton of movie settings on their bucket list, Expedia has released The World on Screen, an interactive map that provides locations and lore for films across all genres. There are even suggested side-trips, allowing you to dig deeper into the destinations. Click to find out more about the map.


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