News and notes from around the interweb:
- “What passengers have always needed – virtual reality amenity kits”
Emirates being Emirates has decided to go one step further and add some technology to something that ordinarily wouldn’t require any enhanced digital experience whatsoever: amenity kits.
…[U]sing the Blippar app on a smartphone, passengers will be “unlock a world of entertainment” when they scan the bag.
Once the contents of the bag (six different designs, depending on the destination) are scanned the app opens up various pages on the Emirates app that contains activities and health tips for passengers, as well as “soothing playlists” of music.
- “The most remote and magical hotel on earth” (HT: Alan H.)
- “I always thought if you got an upgrade they moved you to a nicer room, but apparently they actually upgrade the room.” (HT: Tocqueville)
- If your Fidelity Visa earns a 1.5% rebate until you hit minimum annual spend, you can call to get it upgraded to a straight 2% rebate card.
- Get those UK travel deals in now.. New UK Prime Minister Theresa May signals she may not trigger Brexit… unless Scotland and Ireland agree, and they’re opposed. (HT: Marginal Revolution)
In a sign that the new Prime Minister is committed to keeping the Union intact, she said she will not trigger Article 50 – the formal process for withdrawing from the EU – until all the devolved nations in the country agree.
- Rapper Pitbull’s new music video looks like an advertisement for Florida beaches. Because it is — he was paid by the state’s tourism bureau. And Beverly Hills, 90210 used to take money from federal government anti-drug programs to influence scripts, too.