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Brand Activation & Immersion Floyd furnishes select Airbnbs to let customer experience its products IRL

The direct-to-consumer furniture startup Floyd partnered with homesharing marketplace Airbnb, furnishing the homes of some of their favorite properties across the US with Floyd furniture so that potential customers could experience it in a real-life home setting.

Automotive ParkStash connects drivers to local residents with spare parking spots

ParkStash is a peer-to-peer platform that connects drivers to local residents and businesses with spare parking spots. Drivers set their location and time preference in the app to see a list of available spaces and their price. After booking the spot, they get the host’s contact info and address, along with directions. Drivers can find hassle-free parking spots and even reserve them in advance, while hosts can earn passive income from their unused parking.

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Spinlister peer-to-peer platform helps cycling-enthusiasts easily book nearby bikes while traveling

Spinlister is a peer-to-peer bicycle rental service that makes it easy to find a bike while traveling. Users can search by local area, ride type and availability dates to find a bike near them and them book and pay through the platform. Spinlister offers insurance to cover damage or theft.

Home Pay-by-minute hotel app Recharge extends its service to private residences

Recharge, the pay by-the-minute hotel stay app, has extended its service to include private residences. Homeowners can list their property on the platform to make their spaces available for sharing by the hour. In return, listers can earn money by renting their home to the company’s trusted network of travelers and residents while they are out of the house.

Luxury Peer-to-peer marketplace Luxnow brings luxury experience and items to the rental industry

LUXnow is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that allows members to rent high-end assets, such as exotic cars, homes and yachts, from other members. Users browseLUXnow’s curated selection of luxury inventory and choose their desired rental. A LUXnow agent then contacts them to assist and ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of. In addition to rental service, members of the LUXnow community receive invitations to exclusive private events.

Design VisitEngland x VisitScotland collaborate with the Alzheimer's Society to offer travelers with dementia an enhanced tourism experience

UK travel companies VisitEngland and Visit Scotland partner with the Alzheimer’s Society to debut a Dementia-Friendly Tourism Guide to improve people with dementia’s lives. The tour offers a travel experience with increased independence to enhance the travel experience while accommodating to dementia patient travelers’ needs by decreasing disorientation and confusion.

Shopper Education & Assistance Metromatics' LCD bus displays enable transportation for visually and hearing-impaired commuters

Australia’s Metromatics designs MetroSpec LCD bus displays with hearing loop and text to voice services to make transportation more inclusive to the visually and hearing impaired commuter. The bus displays also showcase real-time travel and passenger information to alleviate the qualms of traveling.

Fashion & Apparel Abercrombie & Fitch features city-influenced apparel and events at Williamsburg hotel

Fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is opening an outpost at the Hoxton hotel in Williamsburg, featuring city-influenced apparel and events for young travelers. The pop-up, inspired by the retailer’s “Do 96 Hours In” campaign, features clothes curated by influencers Tara Sowlaty and Alyssa Coscarelli, plus local events and the chance to snag $96 overnight stays.

Podcast: TOURISTS On Building A New Kind Of Hospitality Experience

How the hospitality brand organically invented an elevated country motel experience in the era of Airbnb

Case Study New Polish Hotel Pays Homage To Its City's Cinematic History

PURO Łódź is a design-forward hotel in one of Poland's oldest cities that celebrates its hometown's film roots through an in-house cinema and weekly movie nights

Cafe & Restaurant Expert Insight: How App-Based Mobile Ordering Could Save Declining Room Service Sales

In the second part of our interview with the founder of Bbot on-site food delivery platform, PSFK gleans insights into applications of the service in the travel and hotel space, helping hungry guests connect with the food they want

Merchandising & Curation Airbnb Luxe Now Allows Customers To Rent Castles And Private Islands

Living a life of luxury—complete with custom-designed trips—is easier with Airbnb's new service, which caters to high-end clients

Analysis The Active Lifestyle Hubs Bringing Health And Wellness To A Growing Mid-Atlantic Region

As D.C and Philadelphia emerge as leaders in retail innovation, these wellness-based spots are a must-see for locals and tourists alike

Delivery & Logistics Bbot In-Restaurant Mobile Ordering Platform Set To Disrupt The Casual Dining Experience

In conversation with CEO Steve Simoni, PSFK finds out how the on-site food delivery platform helps customers eating out focus on socializing and less on ordering, drastically reducing wait, checkout and delivery times while cutting costs for customers and business owners alike