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April Fools pranks from the travel and tourism industry

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These April Fools Day pranks from the travel and tourism industry certainly have the toilet-paper-roll-on-the-top-of-a-door prank I play on my kids beat.Here's a recap of some of them; view the ones with URL links, and check out the slide show for photos of the non-linked items:

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  • Shuber - a combination of Toms shoes and Uber, the rideshare service, in which you get to wear Toms shoes while walking alongside the driver of a cardboard car.
  • Club 18-30 - the InstaGoggles, a beer goggles app.
  • Kayak - a bathroom locator service.
  • Southwest Airlines - offering $9,999 roundtrips to Mars.
  • REI - did you purchase your kitten adventure gear?
  • Airbnb - with the introduction of Airbrb, you can now rent someone's desk.
  • Florida - a rare sighting of the manaphin, the dolphin/manatee hybrid, off the coast of St. Pete/Clearwater.
  • Virgin Airlines - a new feature for their airline seats, Total Temperature Control, lets you choose from options such as Cancun Afternoon or Chicago Polar Vortex.
  • Scotland - cows developing whiskey flavored milk.
  • Google - introduces Google Naps, showcasing spaces where you can take a nap.