BOSTON, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jack and Ferdi, the first mobile app for bleisure travelers (a trip that combines business and leisure) is now available for download on iOS devices. The app provides business travelers with vetted suggestions on what to see, where to eat, and what to bring back home from more than 60 different global destinations. All suggestions are tailored to the user and curated by a team of City Ambassadors who possess in-depth knowledge of their area.
Business travelers can also use Jack and Ferdi to learn local business customs, discover inspiring, unique work and meeting spaces, listen to locally inspired playlists, access a curated list of local charities to support and find the best running routes.
“Jack and Ferdi provides business travelers the opportunity to seize the full potential of their trips by offering geolocalized, AI-generated and curator-vetted suggestions that are unbiased, suited to travelers' profiles and time constraints, and most importantly, offer truly authentic and quintessential experiences,” said Anne-Fleur Andrle, co-founder and CEO of Jack and Ferdi.
Jack and Ferdi is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Anne-Fleur Andrle and Romain Aubanel who — after years of seemingly unending and exhausting business travel — were inspired to create an app that would help business travelers maximize their limited free time.
“The Jack and Ferdi team is committed to helping turn potentially long, exhausting business trips into memorable, enjoyable experiences,” Andrle explains. “Having traveled more than 80,000 miles for one job in just two years, I know the toll that business travel without balance can have. I never had the time or energy to research what I should see or do in my limited downtime, nevermind think about extending my trips for leisure. Jack and Ferdi is the app I wish I’d had while traveling for work. It does the research for you.”
Today 60 percent of all U.S. trips fall into the bleisure category, a 40 percent increase from 2016, and two-thirds of business travelers say it is important to be able to extend business trips with leisure add-ons. With bleisure travel at an all-time high, Jack and Ferdi aims to make business travel healthier, rooted in local culture, and socially impactful.
“Bleisure travel is booming, and with good reason,” said Romain Aubanel, co-founder of Jack and Ferdi. “Business travelers who build leisure time into their trips say it helps them to work more effectively, takes some of the stress out of business travel and keeps them more relaxed while away from home. Bleisure travel also benefits employers, as it improves employee job satisfaction and retention, and at the same time can save companies money. It really is a win-win.”
About Jack and Ferdi
Jack and Ferdi is the mobile app for modern business travelers looking for easy and reliable ways to experience what’s most quintessential about the city they visit. Unlike existing travel apps, Jack and Ferdi does not accept sponsored content and provides authentic recommendations. Jack and Ferdi is incorporated as a public benefit corporation and is committed to donating a percentage of profits to local organizations dedicated to preserving culture and heritage sites. For more information, visit Jackandferdi.com