Fleet Brings Local Flavor to Airports

Partnerships with Ben’s Chili Bowl and Localvore Today help connect Travelers with Local Experiences

WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2016 – Anyone who flies has been stuck at the airport with nothing to do but wait. Nowadays airports are increasingly featuring local businesses and restaurants of their state.  So travelers can now use that time to get a real sense of the local color that makes each city unique. As airports undergo renovations that are making the travel experience more enjoyable, travel apps like Fleet, as featured on the Today Show, are playing a role in connecting travelers with these new experiences.

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Locals in Washington, DC know Ben’s Chili Bowl.  Since 1950s Ben’s famous U Street restaurant has been around, serving the likes of Duke Ellington and Barack Obama. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has a Ben’s in the pre-security terminal, conveniently bringing the tastes of DC to travelers of the nation’s Capital. The Fleet Travel Guide has partnered with Ben’s to help travelers skip the wait to enjoy a famous Original Chili Half-Smoke, by ordering Ben’s from your phone.

“We’re thrilled to help visitors to Washington, DC discover Ben’s Chili Bowl.” said CEO Dan Gartenberg, PhD. “All of us at Fleet travel quite a bit, and there’s a lot of opportunity to help airports highlight more of their local flavor whether travelers are passing through on business, pleasure, or just on a temporary layover.”

And for Fleet users, the local partnerships do not end once you leave the terminal. By teaming with Localvore, travelers can connect with local haunts in key cities throughout the United States. Visiting New England? Fleet has teamed up with Localvore to provide recommendations about the local foods scene in Burlington that travelers won’t want to miss.

Fleet is creating a new class of adventurers for travelers seeking out local experiences. We want to become the technology platform that connects businesses with the authentic local experiences we seek out.  Naturally, we’re constantly looking for that next local experience to feature. So if you are a local franchise with a location at an airport, or just a local small business that vacationers would probably love to discover, reach out to us about partnering to put your location on the map.

Contact us at: team@flyfleet.org

About Fleet

Founded by a team of psychologists, designers, and computer scientists with a common goal of reducing air travel anxiety.  Fleet is a virtual air travel assistant that gives you the most relevant information about your flight by asking people who are at the airport.  Available on the Apple App Store, Fleet help travelers everywhere make flying fun again. Learn more at www.FlyFleet.org.

Learn more at www.FlyFleet.org.


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