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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. Insight Vacations last month broke ground in Jericho, Tasmania, as part of its paperless documentation initiative – having now planted the first 600 trees for guests who have chosen paperless documents.In celebration of National Tree Day on 28 July, the breaking of the soil signifies the start of a healthy planting season in Tasmania and allows every Australian guest to help make a positive environmental impact in their own country when choosing to receive their Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold travel documents electronically.Alex O’Connor, Managing Director of Insight Vacations said: “The Earth needs a healthy productive landscape to help our nature’s ecosystem thrive and we’re working with our partners on the ground to help enhance the environment’s biodiversity. With over half of our guests choosing paperless documentation we know our travellers share our passion for sustaining the planet, and so we’re very excited to have officially broken ground in Tasmania, planting the first trees for our guests in our own backyard.”Since the launch of the partnership with One Tree Planted just one year ago, Insight Vacations guests have assisted in reforesting 20 hectares of trees in devastated land throughout Northern California and Vietnam. From 2019, Australian guests will help make travel matter in reforesting their own backyard in Tasmania.As part of TTC family of brands, Insight Cares and Luxury Gold Cares are founding members of the TreadRight Foundation and aligned with TreadRight’s three key pillars as they share a collective desire to conserve and protect the planet, wildlife and people of the local communities visited through their immersive journeys.*Choosing paper documents or paperless docs is at the discretion of the traveller and Insight Vacations will continue to provide both options.center_img Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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2019-08-11

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Uber to take to the skies with Uber Copter

first_imgUber already has a huge presence on the roads with its cars, electric bicycles and scooters, but now it’s looking to stake a claim to the skies, according to a report in The New York Times. The site reports that the company will launch Uber Copters in New York next month: ferrying passengers between airports. The paper reports that flights can be booked up to five days in advance, and will be able to shuttle passengers between Lower Manhattan and Kennedy International Airport in eight minutes. Related: Best Android appsFor comparison, a similar journey by car can take over two hours if traffic is heavy, while public transport can take well over an hour. With ground transfer included when you disembark, Uber Copter can complete the whole journey in around half an hour. That time saving and convenience doesn’t come cheap, of course. First of all, flights are only available to Diamond and Platinum members of Uber Rewards, and on top of that an average flight will cost between $200 and $225 (~£158-£178) per person, with dynamic pricing based on demand still very much a factor. Related: Uber promo codesChoppers can carry up to five people, so there’s not a great deal of space for luggage: passengers will be allowed one personal bag, and one carry-on luggage weighing up to 40 pounds. If your luggage doesn’t fit, the company will deliver your luggage from the airport to any Manhattan address for an additional $85 (~£67).“This is a trip that so many travelers make a day, and we see an opportunity to save them a huge amount of time on it,” said Uber Elevate’s Eric Allison. “Our plan is to eventually roll out Uber Copter to more Uber customers and to other cities, but we want to do it right. The main goal of this initial venture is to understand the operations behind aerial vehicles.”Would you take an Uber Copter, or would you prefer to stick to the roads? Let us know on Twitter: @TrustedReviews. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.last_img read more

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2019-07-22

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