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The travel industry’s craziest April Fool jokes

April 3, 2014 Corporate, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59April Fools’ Day was especially big this year, with newspapers, TV channels and a fair few travel outlets vying to hoodwink their readers and viewers. No doubt a few private April Fools’ gags were pulled at travel agencies throughout the land.

Adventure touring gear for kittens, cardboard cars for the new green revolution, a Kayak.com travel service to locate the best toilets, even a Google maps search tool for finding park benches to sleep on after a hard night – travel providers lost no time in going viral with their best offerings.

Adventure touring gear for cats

YouTube seemed to be the preferred medium.

Here are a few contenders, compiled with a little help from travel site petergreenberg.com. As most of the gags are still up and running, you can fool anybody, anytime:

Google Naps, for instance, lets you find a park to sleep in on your travels: http://www.googlenaps.info/

Here’s Southwest Airlines flying to Mars from $9999:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3otYXT3biPo 

 

Airbnb extends its services to let you rent just a desk, if that’s all you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0MmNM0a_RU 

 

Then there’s the great Google Maps Pokemon challenge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMD6xELI_k 

 

How about total temperature control on Virgin flights, so your seat and surrounds can be as cool, or hot, as you wish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1nzWY3JFJQ 

 

There are other services too. Cardboard car for you, sir?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpobJOLmIRQ 

 

And finally, if you need a drink after all that, Scotland’s cows are busy turning out whisky-flavoured milk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGGf-u1VU7c

Written by : Peter Needham

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