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Baggage’ service in Australia, Canada to enable
tourists to hire clothes
Melbourne: A new service to be launched in Australia
next year will make it possible for travellers to hire clothes for their holidays
rather than lug heavy baggage to the airport. The idea is to enable people to
book the clothes they want online before beginning a trip. The items will be waiting
in their hotel room when they arrive. Canadian entrepreneur Catharine MacIntosh
is planning to launch the Zero Baggage concept simultaneously on the Gold Coast
and her hometown, Toronto , late next year. She claims that the new service will
not only be more energy-efficient, but it will also save time wasted waiting in
queues with bags and the worry about your bag being lost or stolen. She says that
travellers will be able to choose between new and pre-worn clothes. A presentation
on the idea will be made at a Tourism Futures Conference on the Gold Coast this
month. Catharine has vowed to keep costs reasonable. "In Australia , the highest
percentage of travellers are the backpacking crowd and I think a lot of people
would be happy to use pre-loved items," the Courier Mail quoted her as saying.
"When you think about removing almost half the weight from a plane when you get
rid of passenger luggage, it's quite a sustainable action in terms of energy.
"At this point, considering the economy and travel, we need to look at new ideas,"