It’s become a running joke in my family that my grandmother is continually astounded by how light I pack when I travel. This is the grandma who packs a whole pickup truck bed to go to Florida for a month, and whose purse we nicknamed “the Mary Poppins bag” when we were kids. Because, as she says, “You never know what you might need!”
Well, the more I travel, the closer I have come to predicting exactly what I’ll need (and what I won’t) when traveling. I’ve visited the Arctic with just a small rolling bag, and have packed for months of traveling around Europe in just a backpack.
Gogo recently attended the yearly Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Long Beach, CA. This event showcases the latest in airline passenger amenities, with everything from the latest headphones to wireless inflight entertainment systems (like our own Gogo Vision product).
Each year, we give away promotional items to the thousands of visitors attending the event. In recent years, we simply handed out these items to anyone interested, but this year, we decided to spice things up a little. Several weeks before the event, we reached out to RFID experts Tagstand to help develop a mobile app and specially programmed NFC (Near Field Communications) tags.
These tags were printed on Gogo “boarding passes” which were handed out at a lunch event (sponsored by Gogo).
Calling all travel writers! Gogo will once again be attending the yearly TBEX meeting as a gold sponsor. This year, we’re in Keystone, Colorado. TBEX is the world’s largest gathering of travel writers and a definite “must visit” for anyone who covers the travel world.
At our booth, we’ll be demonstrating our in-air portal, showing off some of the equipment that makes the Internet work at 36,000 feet and discussing how we can help travel writers get more done when they are on the road.
If you are in Keystone for TBEX, be sure to stop by and have a chat!
We’re still busy importing our old content to this new site, so please sit back and enjoy the view from 36,000 feet!