SAS has upgraded the features available on its useful app by adding a new social trip-planning feature named Remap.
By sharing their travel plans, the airline proposes, users can get helpful tips and recommendations for their itineraries from friends through sharing and social media.
SAS reports that over 1.8 million people use its app to book flights, check-in, select seats, see their EuroBonus points balance, and read a collection of magazines and newspapers which can be dowloaded to the device prior to each trip.
Remap is the latest feature in a trend by SAS to focus its app focused around the travel lifestyle. It is the first digital platform where users can create unique and personalised travel guides including their own tips, and those of friends combined on a destination map for easy reference.
“Many of our customers are highly experienced travellers and have a lot of travel tips they want to share with one another,” says Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President Commercial at SAS. “At the same time, the most personal travel tips come from the people we know and those who know us best. So we are proud to offer a brand new digital solution which makes it quick and easy to share tips and experiences with friends, family and colleagues.”
The map can be shared with friends, via Facebook, text message, or e-mail, so they can add their own travel tips on the map for the itinerary. The airline states it can result is millions of customised travel guides, which travellers can then share and edit. The map feature for the travel tips makes finding your way to the any of the recommended places to visit easier.
Best of all, the Remap sharing feature is available to anyone–even if they don’t have the SAS app, which makes it easier to gather destination recommendations from any number of friends, family, and colleagues.
It’s easy to see how this feature could be handy when planning group trips with friends and family. It might also be a good tool for large conferences and meeting organisers to give their attendees directions to special events, and proposed itineraries for accompanying spouses.