“Sharing” or “Collaborative” economy is changing the way people work, study, communicate, trade, travel and live. Companies such as Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Xaomi, Snapchat, Dropbox, Slack, Yelp, Spotify, Ebay, Visa and Triip are empowering each and every citizen with more power to go beyond borders. Geographical distance is no more a major problem. Huge initial facilities and traditional human resources are not necessary requirements to establish a global multi-million dollar company. Everything has changed thanks to Internet and Technology.
In tourism industry, Uber and Airbnb are two major giants that are changing the way people travel. Anyone with a smartphone and a visa/master card can totally arrange a great-view room and truly local hospitality without paying thousands of dollars for Park Hyatt thanks to Airbnb. Uber allows any normal citizen to book a top-notched car with a private driver at affordable rate. Besides those above-mentioned firms, there are a few other newbies that are changing the way people travel. Triip lets you enjoy awesome private tours passionately crafted by hand-picked local tour guides. Booking.com is a cheaper and more detailed-oriented version of Agoda. In other words, you can now travel anywhere without worrying about basic needs and services.
Marinanow and Stratajet are two newbies called “Uber for private jets and yachts”. These companies let you enjoy your ride on brand new private jets and yachts with the actual low costs. Stratajet grants you to get real-time pricing for private jets and order them via website. Marinanow is an Italian start-up founded by 3 people whose ex-careers are in the marine. They saw the difficulty of booking a berth in a marina and launched this service to simplify it. The company is also branching out into offering yachts and other boats for hire.