September Travel Trends with Globetrender
We do hope you enjoyed our August round-up of travel trend and product news for business and frequent travellers.
Without further ado, here's our pick of stories for September.
Hummingbird Bikes Make Light Work of Urban Cycling
The Hummingbird Bike Company has designed what it claims is the world’s lightest fold-up bike, weighing in at just 6.9kg, compared to 11.5kg for a typical Brompton bike.
The bike which was designed specifically for urban cyclists, was engineered by British motorsport and advanced engineering group Prodrive, employing the same precision you'll find in their championship racing cars.
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Stratajet: A Jet Booking Engine for Generation Z and Beyond
Did you know that the fast-growing segment of private jet users are Millennials (or Generation Z) aged between 18 and 26? Stratajet is the world's first private jet booking platform – available via stratajet.com or the Stratajet app – giving fliers direct access to the private jet marketplace. Globetrender spoke to Stratajet founder Jonny Nicol to find out how this innovative company is using smart technology to shake up the private jet hire market for a new generation of elite travellers.
CityStasher Tackles Left Luggage
CityStasher is a travel tech start-up which taps into a fast growing niche in the sharing economy – left luggage. Using the Citystasher App, you can search for places around you to safely leave your luggage, allowing you to freely explore the city before continuing your journey, something which time-pushed business travellers could really benefit from.
Traditional left-luggage facilities in train stations typically charge £10 a day to use their lockers, but CityStasher is offering travellers a more cost effective alternative. They're busy building a network of alternative drop-off points in shops and hotels, which charge £4 for under three hours or £6 for 24 hours.
Airbus and Pagani Team up Taking Supercar Design Sky High
An exclusive collaboration between aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Italian supercar designer Pagani has given birth to the futuristic new Infinito cabin. Ready to be installed on ACJ319neo private jets, the highlight will be the innovative “Sky Ceiling” to create a feeling of “airiness and space”.
Although it looks as if the roof of the jet slides back to reveal the clouds, or a glass ceiling has been installed for unimpeded views of the sky, neither is actually the case. In fact, the ceiling is simply a long screen that displays what’s above in real-time via strategically placed cameras on the exterior of the plane. Pretty nifty huh?
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