How can you tell if a discount is genuine or not? Travel has always been an industry addicted to price-cutting – it has to be, because it deals in what are effectively perishable goods. Once a hotel room, an airline seat or a week’s car hire passes its sell-by date, the potential revenue is gone forever – so last-minute offers have always been a key part of the business.
Given that luxury is all about rarity, it’s no wonder that pop-ups of all sorts are creeping into the high-end arena. In the world of hospitality, basic pop-up accommodations have been springing up at festivals like Coachella for awhile. But more elaborate, ephemeral digs are only now starting to pop up in unexpected places around the world. Find out more here
What better way to learn about becoming a successful Airbnb host than to hear from happy travellers? We asked frequent Airbnb users about some of the most memorable moments they’ve shared with hosts – and they range from arriving to a personalised welcome note written in chalk on the driveway, to being given a free cooking class.