Private Charter News: The sharing economy is changing how we travel
These unlikely services are examples of how the sharing economy is transforming travel (article written by Mark Stachiew of the Calgary Herald. Tap the button at the bottom of the page to see original article):
When it comes to hotels, Airbnb has become a major competitor as has Uber for taxis, but not only have those businesses spawned imitators like Vrbo and Lyft, but every facet of the travel industry is now being disrupted by the sharing economy. To give you an idea of just how diverse the options are for today’s tech-savvy traveller, we’ve collected a wide selection of services below that offer modern alternatives to the ways we’ve always traditionally travelled.
You don’t have to own your own private jet or be friends with a rock star in order to fly on one. Jetapp, PrivateFly, XO and Jettly are just a few of a multitude of services that connect travellers with private-jet owners in order to travel from point A to point B with speed and comfort. Even Uber is getting in on this action with Uberjets. (UberJets is not affiliated with Uber). It’s the perfect solution if you are in a hurry or if you are travelling somewhere obscure that would normally take so many connections that you’ll spend days in transit.
The internet has turned a lot of people into their own travel agents, giving them the ability to not only book their own flights, hotels, rental cars, but manage just about every facet of their voyage online. Still, there are many folks who would rather offload that work to a travel agent. With FareFetch, people can book their flights by enlisting a community of “farefetchers” who will track down the cheapest fares and collect a commission for doing so.
This article was not written by UberJets. Source: (Mark Stachiew, January 6, 2020. The Calgary Herald. https://calgaryherald.com/travel/these-unlikely-services-are-examples-of-how-the-sharing-economy-is-transforming-travel/wcm/e8b9441a-4eb8-4800-b0e2-1a0a40fce102).