The global travel and tourism industry is one of the most significant industries with an estimated economic contribution to the global economy of over 7.6 trillion US dollars in 2016. The rise of shared economy companies that change the way we travel (Uber) and accommodate (Airbnb) prove that innovation in the sector is well accepted.
Crowdfunding has its fair share of innovative contributions to the travel industry. These are five of the coolest crowdfunded travel products out there that didn’t just raise hundreds of thousands of dollars but made the travel experience of many people much easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable.
The world’s best travel jacket BAUBAX has over 15 features Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Gloves, Earphone Holders, Drink Pocket, Tech Pockets of all sizes and comes in four different styles! No wonder the Kickstarter campaign was that successful as it almost raised $10 million USD.
The NOMATIC travel bag claims to be the most functional travel bag out there. Along with the ordinary laptop and tablet pockets, water bottle pocket and an easy access pocket NOMATIC has also shoe compartment, vacuum bag, underwear compartment and even a laundry bag. The campaign had a target of $20,000 USD but end up raising almost $2 million USD in no time!
MICRO is the smallest universal travel adapter that every traveler needs. This should be one of the coolest gadgets for travelers as it makes life so much easier as it is compatible in over 150 countries on all 7 continents. MICRO ended up raising £225,151 GBP and the estimated delivery date of the products is by December 2017.
CAPSULA backpack and bag are the perfect solutions for travelers, who like to travel in tough terrains. The bag has anti-crash protection, it is waterproofed, inflatable, has an anti-theft zipper and also floats making it the toughest bag available out there. No wonder that 306 backers pledged $49,049 to help bring this project to life.
Now that is the pillow that everyone who had ever traveled dreamed of having! The OSTRICH Pillow provides total neck support and the comfort we all need while on the road. It is not only super comfortable but also has a great stylish design. More than 4 500 backers pledged over $320,000 USD to bring this project to life!