From a kids-only airline class to virtual reality tour packages, our inboxes were filled with fake news releases on April 1 that got us pleased, flabbergasted, laughing out loud, or all at the very same time. Here are some that got one of the most responses from us.
Travel practically anywhere
Complete with a dedicated booking website, introduction video and engaging product descriptions, Contiki happily announced it was the world’s first agency to offer virtual truth itineraries, all for the attractive price point of $149 per journey.
Called Virtually Unlimited, the self-proclaimed innovative innovation will allow its customers to experience Oktoberfest in Germany, paraglide in Sweden, climb Peru’s Machu Picchu, cycle through Vietnam and discover the Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil at its 10 Virtual Experience Centers opening throughout Asia.
Convincingly, Contiki likewise provided remarks by Sam Morrah, director of sales and marketing, who stated: Contiki is taking travelling to the next level. Our brand-new product is the future of travel and a disruptor to the whole tourism market, specifically for airlines and accommodation suppliers.
Contiki virtually got us with this one.
Get a Tuk Tuk
Get, formerly GrabTaxi, revealed in Thailand that they have actually extended their reservation capabilities to the country’s renowned Tuk auto-rickshaws.
The GrabTukTuk service allows clients to hail Tuk Tuks by means of the Grab app similar to they would a taxi, which would have been incredible, if not just fun to have, had it not been an April Fools prank.
Just kids permitted
With many complaining about the sound pollution children trigger aboard a flight, Virgin Australia seemed to have come up with the response a kids-only airline class. Since only adults complain about them, why not take grownups out of the equation?
The news was exposed via a light-hearted video targeted at juniors on Virgin Australia’s YouTube channel. An introductory line read: At Virgin Australia we identify the magic of flying is discovered from an extremely young age.
It includes that their new Kids Class is a 100 percent adult-free service where kids get treated to a range of cabin entertainment options such as hopscotch down the aisles, cushions making kicking the back of seats more comfortable, and tent forts when it's time for bed.
Flight boarding currently la!
In a quote to further localization efforts, Jetstar Asia decided to let customer-facing staff use colloquial languages, starting with the Singapore market.
A really legitimate-looking press statement, that even brought an embargo date, informed us about the airline’s transfer to introduce Singlish-speaking air travels at Changi Airport, train pilots and cabin crew on the proper use of Singlish, along with launch a Singlish language Jetstar Asia website.
Other Asian markets including Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines will quickly get the exact same treatment, it included.
But what made this trick most likely the very best one out there is the dedicated phony training video of a Singlish specialist providing lessons to Jetstar Asia’s flight and crew.