Travel Kit Offers Smells From Home

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A British travel Web site is offering a unique travel kit to customers who book 10 nights at a hotel through its site. Home From Home includes a pillowcase washed in a laundry powder of your choice, a spray bottle filled with the scent of your home and your favorite kind of cookies.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Business travelers who found themselves stuck in a hotel room all alone, pining for home, may be interested in today's last word in business, which is home from home. That is the name of a unique travel kit that one British travel Web site is offering to customers who booked 10 nights at a hotel through its site. If you book those 10 nights, you will get a pillowcase washed in a laundry powder of your choice. There's a spray bottle filled with the scent of your home and it comes from a company that will visit your home and collect the unique aromas.

You will also get your favorite kind of cookies, which you can nibble as you listen to an mp3 player stocked with the sounds of home, presumably not whining kids or thumping upstairs neighbors - unless, of course, that is what you, in fact, miss.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm feeling more comfortable already. I'm Steve Inskeep.

GREENE: I'm comfortable, too. I'm David Greene, in for Renee Montagne.

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