KLM Introduces ‘Layover with a Local’

By Paul Riegler on 22 February 2016
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KLM aircraft in Amsterdam

KLM aircraft in Amsterdam

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced a program that provides visitors with a local experience.

With Layover with a Local, KLM will match travelers with a minimum connection time of six hours in Amsterdam with a local resident to allow the traveler to get to know the city better. KLM will pay for the cost of a train ticket into the city and the first round of drinks at a bar on the airline’s list of participating venues. Travelers need to register at least 36 hours before the layover and KLM will confirm the arrangements or advise if a local is not available.

The program’s app allows travelers to sign up, determine a meeting point, and pay for the free drinks. The local host will be eligible to win a trip to the traveler’s home country.

To be eligible for the program, you must be departing from the United States, Canada, or Italy between March 22 and May 31, 2016.

Earlier this month, Icelandair introduced Stopover Buddies, a program that pairs a visiting traveler on a layover in Reykjavik with an Icelandair employee who will show the visitor around and take part in a fun activity such as sea swimming, heli-skiing, cross-country running, and mountain biking as well as tamer pursuits.

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