• DUFL App Saves Professionals Time and Energy

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    Luggage-Free Is the Way to Be

  • DUFL App Saves Professionals Time and Energy

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    Luggage-Free Is the Way to Be

Recognized for consumer service excellence with an award at Dreamforce 2016 and best new travel app in USA TODAY, DUFL is changing the rules of travel. Meeting and event professionals can take advantage of DUFL’s service and enjoy a luggage-free lifestyle.

Through the DUFL service app, customers can order a welcome kit, which is essentially a big suitcase for personal items in inventory storage, and can include trade show and audio-visual equipment. When it’s time to collect items on-site, customers simply indicate their travel destination, arrival and departure dates, and scroll through the images listed in their closet to choose necessary items. DUFL cleans, packs, and ships suitcase(s) for customers, who can send items back through the app once they’re finished.

There are three different DUFL services offered. DUFL service charges $9.99/month for storage, and $99 per trip for standard shipping costs. DUFL Business charges $100/month for storage with FedEx standard shipping, and DUFL Business Pro includes inventory and fulfillment so it’s offered at $200/ month plus FedEx standard shipping.

DUFL co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Graziani says, “DUFL has saved frequent business travelers three hours or more per round-trip by eliminating meaningless chores such as packing, doing laundry, waiting in line and dragging suitcases with them through the airport and to customer meetings.” 

League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry. 

 

The “Hub City’s” dynamic approach to downtown revitalization, coupled with a community that fosters an environment conducive to growth and progress, paved the way for new developments in the shape of a world-class performing arts theater, luxury stays and a Michelin star-worthy restaurant.

 

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.