A Travelling Nightmare – LOST LUGGAGE
After months and months of being at work, there’s nothing like a week or two’s vacation to relax, explore and be a tourist, be it in your own country or overseas. Going on holiday is supposed to be one the most relaxing of your life – but what happens when you misplace your precious bags, or the airline loses your luggage?
Besides for the possibility of forever losing that carefully-selected bikini, the pretty sandals and your favourite pair of sunnies, you’re also stuck without essentials. And the last thing you want to do on your first day of your holiday is run around to try and find a toothbrush and deodorant! So what can be done to minimize the risk of losing your luggage?
Introducing HomingPIN: Lost Property Back Fast – So simple, It’s brilliant!
Keys, mobile phones, cameras, i-pads, laptops, passports and wallets can all be a nightmare when mislaid. Yet, when they arrive at a lost-property office or police station, only approximately 25% are returned to the owner because there is no simple way to track them down. After less than a month, the 75% of items that are unclaimed are usually auctioned.
Up to 20 million bags are mislaid in airports every year, and in London alone, 50 000 mobile phones get left behind in taxis annually. South Africa is no different, with thousands of personal belongings making its way into Lost & Found containers nationwide every year. Cellphones are one of the most commonly misplaced items, and are seldom reunited with their owners. HomingPIN offers an innovative solution to this global problem with the HomingPIN tag.
HomingPIN offers baggage loops with tags, key rings and stickers that have a unique identification number on them. This number gets activated online prior to using the tag, and is linked to the owner’s email address and cellphone number. If someone finds a cellphone, keys, baggage, or any other item that has a HomingPIN tag on it, they can easily notify the owner by visiting www.homingpin.com and entering the unique identification number, as well as their contact details. The owner is immediately notified via SMS and email, and is able to contact the founder to retrieve their belongings. Finders are not given the owner’s contact details, however, so it is up to the owner to make contact first.
Imagine the peace of mind knowing that your lost luggage needn’t be lost forever!
HomingPIN is integrated with the worldwide World Tracer system, which all baggage handlers have access to. For airlines, HomingPIN will instantly provide information on the bag’s whereabouts when it is found. The airline will then contact the owner to arrange transfer of the goods. What’s more, is that HomingPIN can provide reasonably-priced transportation of your found goods, from anywhere in the world. Because HomingPIN works internationally, your phone will be protected anywhere around the world.
HomingPIN tags, stickers and key rings allow you to tag a variety of items including, but not limited to, luggage, laptop computers, mobile phones, keys, wallets and passports. Easy-to-use and practical, they’re a life-saver for the whole family. With this handy tool, luggage has a much better chance of being returned to its owners, and owners have peace of mind too!
HomingPIN starter packs recommended retail price is R200 and the standard pack recommended retail price is R450. HomingPIN packs are available at select Cape Union Mart Stores and online at www.takealot.com
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