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Harnessing the collaborative economy: Rome2rio adds carpooling to the point-to-point mix

Harnessing the collaborative economy: Rome2rio adds carpooling to the point-to-point mix | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
Point-to-point has a new method of transportation, as Rome2rio adds carpooling inventory to its options for European journeys.
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New social media platform Adventure Friend harnesses adventure travel growth trend

New social media platform Adventure Friend harnesses adventure travel growth trend | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"The Adventure Friend app enables like-minded users to connect with each other and embark on any escape imaginable, be it mountain climbing in the Alps, whitewater rafting in the Rockies, exploring the uncharted wilderness of Patagonia, or just hiking through a local national park."

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Airbnb to car-sharing: why your company needs to wake up to the collaborative economy

Airbnb to car-sharing: why your company needs to wake up to the collaborative economy | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"We are witnessing the emergence of a new industry of collaborative enterprises that let consumers bypass traditional, inefficient companies to get the products and services they want.
 

Zipcar (automobiles), Airbnb (rooms to rent for vacationers), and BookCrossing (a social book sharing community) all help people find what they want quickly, cheaply, and efficiently — from each other.


From Etsy to TaskRabbit to Lyft, the sharing economy is on the rise. Your customers are sharing products rather than buying them — and that’s a disruption to you."

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