WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Urban-Airport to show at Forum

By Michael Barrett |

A special session on Wednesday 22 September at the Travel Retail Consumer Forum will unbox how a pioneering new travel concept, Urban-Air Port, aims to re-imagine the travel experience.

In a global exclusive, TRBusiness and m1nd-set are delighted to announce that the futuristic travel concept Urban-Air Port will be showcased at the inaugural Travel Retail Consumer Forum (20-22 September).

Harpreet ‘Ricky’ Sandhu, Founder and Executive Chairman at Urban-Air Port Ltd (UAP) will discuss the concept in detail during a special session on Wednesday 22 September entitled ‘Reimagining Travel: Where Hollywood  how intercity and even international city hopping will evolve in the future’.

Due to launch in the coming weeks with the first model to be built in Coventry, UK, the travel concept is aimed at revolutionising the way consumers travel and approach the overall travel experience.

This will be the very first time the concept is revealed to a global audience at a live event. The UAP aims to provide innovative ground infrastructure as a service for sustainable air mobility in the future.


The ultra-compact, rapidly deployable, multi-functional operations hub will service both manned and unmanned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles providing aircraft command and control, charging/refuelling, cargo and passenger loading and other mission-specific facilities.

Keith Hunter, Co-founder, Hunter Palmer – Global Retail Solutions, shares the implications for retail as a result of the new sustainable travel hub with travel vlogger Noel Philips.

The hub, which comes in six sizes to accommodate various markets and client demands, intends to be completely sustainable, producing zero emissions and using renewables across all operations.

Well-known and highly respected travel retail executive Keith Hunter of Hunter Palmer – Global Retail Solutions, will also discuss the implications for retail and the new opportunities afforded to brands and retailers through this sustainable travel concept.

The session, which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 September, will also feature an exclusive interview with Sandhu, conducted by the Travel Retail Consumer Forum’s own ‘consumer in residence’, Noel Philips.Philips, Sandhu and Hunter met in London earlier this month to discuss the futuristic and sustainable travel hub with a view to sharing the concept with the millions of followers across the blogger’s social media networks.

Philips, who possess a monthly reach on YouTube of more than 16.7 million, will bring up-to-the-minute reaction from his follower base after sharing the concept in the days leading up to the event.

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