KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduces an app specially designed for iPad usage with a unique 3D design. The app enables services such as searching for future trip ideas, booking, check-in, an in-app boarding pass and selecting a seat.
One of the innovative features in the iPad app is a 3D spinning globe that allows you to select your next holiday destination on criteria such as personal budget, temperature or flight time. In alignment with KLM’s social business philosophy, the app has the ability to get an overview of all KLM destinations where your Facebook friends are living.
“The app is developed with the assistance of international experts in the field of travel and design and a selected group of KLM social media followers. They have helped in enriching core functionalities and improving the app’s usability. Of course, we also involved frequent flyers to make it a true custom-made app that meets the requirements of our customers.” Martijn van der Zee, Senior Vice President E-Commerce.
KLM has also launched www.klmdreamcatcher.com, a unique solution for tailor-made travelling. KLM Dream Catcher sorts cross-referenced data from 12 global services such as Trip Advisor, Yelp.com, Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, Muselia, Last FM and Flickr, and allows travellers to prepare their trip in a simple and inspiring way based on thousands of reviews provided by locals and other travellers. KLM is the first airline in the world to launch such a full-service solution.
“When it comes to embracing digital platforms and technology, KLM has been at the forefront of the airline industry. We are continually exploring ways to provide value- added services for our customers and Dream Catcher is a perfect platform for that. By offering up-to-date, comprehensive and useful information, Dream Catcher is a unique solution for tailor-made travelling. We are proud to be the first airline to provide such a service to our consumers.” Sharad Khuller, Singapore Country Manager.
How it works?
Type in a destination you are interested in, choose a time period in the calendar and let KLM Dream Catcher populate your request with everything from weather and events to the best travel tips that the internet has to offer: reviews and ratings for hotels, bars, restaurants, museums, cultural events, entertainment, shopping places and more.
Mark any suggestions of your choice as favourites, and KLM Dream Catcher will place them on your personal map. You can export your ready-to-go-map to your smartphone, print it or share it with your friends, or directly proceed to book your flight at KLM.com.