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Friday, May 30, 2014

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Travel luggage-free to Singapore with launch of new service

AsiaOne | Friday, May 30, 2014

SINGAPORE -Frequent travellers to Singapore can now forget about the tedious packing and the endless waits at baggage carousels with Packnada, a brand new service that allows for luggage-free travelling.

Packnada, which means 'to pack nothing', takes 'travelling light' to a whole new level and offers travellers the convenience of storing clothes and essentials in Singapore.

On their next trip, they can simply hop on the plane with just their passports and receive their freshly laundered and pressed clothing from their hotel concierge upon arrival, said the company in a statement.

According to YouGov Business Travel Research, 59 per cent of travellers are unhappy with business travel. One in five say they would turn down the next job if it requires them to travel often. AirPlus' International Travel Management Study 2014 reveals that the number one concern for travel managers this year is the health and well-being of their travellers.

By eliminating the process of packing completely, Packnada's goal is to simplify travelling and to free up time for travellers to focus on the important matters at hand. Bid farewell to incessant baggage delays, lost luggages and packing woes for any trip.

Officially launched in April 2014, Packnada offers new users a free trial for their first two trips.

Travellers can leave up to 20 pieces of clothing which will be laundered and stored till their next trip back, and delivered when they check in. If the service was not up to standard, travellers can choose to bring their clothes home. But if they enjoyed it, Packnada's service covers everything including laundry, delivery and storage of items for up to three months, all for a flat fee of US$99 (S$124) per trip.

"Being the first service of our kind in the world, we're building a future where frequent travellers can move around the region with nothing but their passports" says Jonathan Lee, co-founder of Packnada. "Because if we can access our files online wherever we go, why can't clothes be the same?"

candicec@sph.com.sg

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