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    BYHOURS winners of the Travel & Tourism category at South Summit 2018

    BYHOURS has been named the start-up winner of the category: Travel & Tourism.  The founders were in Madrid at the South Sumit to pick up the prize. BYHOURS was chosen as it is the only platform in the world that allows you to book a hotel for a microstay: for three, six or 12 hours; “A win-win system for the hotel, which increases its RevPAR (income per available room), as well as for the client, who only pays for the time they will use the room”, as stressed by its founder and president, Guillermo Gaspart. The South Summit has become the point of reference in the start-up world, where the 100 most…

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    BYHOURS advert airs on German television – The Making of the ¨Caterpillar¨ spot

    BYHOURS is in a period of expansion, and looking to consolidate new markets outside of Spain. Germany was the next logical stage for BYHOURS to target, with an ample receptive market to the microstay concept from both hotels and customers, a TV campaign seemed the best way to introduce BYHOURS to new customers as well as consolidate it’s already known presence. BYHOURS has already had television campaigns in Spain and Italy but never before in Germany and the idea was to make it a memorable advert to capture attention mainly and make people want to discover BYHOURS. BYHOURS worked with the international marketing company DCMN which has an office based…

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    BYHOURS is one of the top start-ups of Travel & Tourism among the 100 finalists of South Summit 2018!

    BYHOURS can be found among the 100 finalists that respond to the demands of innovation in Travel & Tourism, one of the leading industries in this edition of South Summit, where new trends such as ‘Smart Tourism’ or ‘Smart Destinations’ will be analysed. Innovative solutions that, based on cutting-edge technology, seek sustainable development of tourist territories. The leading event for entrepreneurs and start-ups will gather from 3rd -5th October in the space La Nave space in Madrid. The South Summit has become the point of reference in the start-up world, where the 100 most innovative start-ups in the world meet every year. It is a seal of quality recognized by all…

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    Getting to know Guillermo Gaspart – CEO & Co-founder of BYHOURS

    Born in a Hotel. Barcelona is his hometown. Fourth generation of Hotel Family business. More than 15 years of professional experience in the travel and Hotel industry. Specialized in business development and strategy in luxury and business Hotels. With a strong sense of humour and experience in launching, managing and operating e-commerce start-up’s such as BYHOURS.  He is the one and only: Guillermo Gaspart.  Or better known as just: Mo.   Get to know a little about Mo and BYHOURS with this short interview:   Why did you decide to start BYHOURS and how did you come up with the idea? 6 years ago, Christian Rodriguez, a business oriented and analytical…

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    4 Tips to get work done on a Travel Day

    A travel day is thought to be fun, exciting, a ´treat yo-self´time. There is something about being in an airport or a train station which makes you want to spend money, shopping, eating,.. But, with deadlines narrowing in, work accomulating, and emails to be checked you can´t turn off just yet, maybe save that airport cocktail for later on, and sip on an espresso instead. Here we give you 4 tips how to be productive on a travel day, yep you can still get some work done while on route anywhere.    How to do it?   1- Invest in technology Invest in a few items that will make you more…

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    Sleeping pods – The future is here, let´s nap!

    There are  cocoon like capsules being spotted in airports around the world,  but what are these Black Mirror looking pods? Known as sleeping pods, they are miniaturized pay-as-you-go sleeping spaces. Of course, sleeping in public could seem bizarre, but as our lives get busier and busier, and the more we travel, the solution to our sleepy layover dilemmas could possibly be found in sleeping pods. The origin comes from Japan, in 1979 when Japanese “starchitect” Kisho Kurokawa designed the Capsule Inn Osaka, and it’s a concept that’s evolving and propagating across the globe’s busiest airports.Testimonies show people are loving their practicality: “We have found the pods to be very useful…

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    From globetrotting to ´citytrotting´ with @Mequieroira

    BYHOURS teamed up with best friends and globetrotters Maru and Delfina, also known under the Instagram name @Mequieroira (meaning ´I want to go to¨) to organize a BYHOURS microstay for them. Both are originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina but together have travelled the world while documenting their trips and generously sharing their travel tips on Instagram. With over 14,000 followers and a great eye for photography we thought the two girls were the perfect duo to get their opinion on the microstay experience.       The girls replied enthusiastically to the idea itself of microstays:   ¨the concept of ByHours seems great and very useful for the case of layovers…

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    World Rock Day! The Beatles & The Avenida Palace Hotel

    Today we are celebrating World Rock Day! What better way to reflect on Rock history than with the English rock icons: The Beatles. They were one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. They have contributed tremendously to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, and  a have continuous global impact on popular culture and lifestyle. Their songs and images carrying themes of love, peace and help, make an impact on human history. In the summer of 1965 The Beatles rocked BCN. They choose to stay at The Avenida Palace Hotel while they were here due to its classical and and majestic character that that also welcome other reknown…