Luxury travel is ever changing. A few years ago people took luxury travel as something for the rich and famous, but this is not the case these days. With everything changing, from flights, to destinations, to airports, everyone is looking to take vacations and technology is playing a major role in the travel industry.
Luxury travel of the future, the five things coming up in the next decade for Luxury travel that we should look out for and embrace.
Do you know that the first flight took to the clouds in 1941? Well, a century later, this year to be precise, the number of those who have traveled over the years is an incredible 65 billion. And what’s surprisingly amazing is that 3.3 billion of these people have traveled this year alone. This is a clear indication of how fast travel is growing. Over the next decade, this number is expected to rise tremendously, with luxury travel taking over and technology becoming more evident.
Here are 5 things that we will expect to see in the next decade for this type of travel.
- There Will Be International Festival Fever
Private jets and helicopter have taken travel to a whole new level. Travelers are seen to take advantage of global calendar in terms of events, with 2014 making a record-breaking for people travel ling widely for sports, carnivals, and music festivals using these means. This is expected to be a whole much different come the next 10 years. Boom for international travel will skyrocket, with many people traveling to watch games, others going for renowned festivals with the best and most comfortable means.
- There Will Be Flights Of Fantasy
Do you know what led to creation of first-class flights? It’s because clients wanted a more customized and unique travel. In the next decade this will have changed. We will probably see lie-flat seats and celebrity chefs preparing meals on planes. You will feel more like you are in a 5-star hotel, rather than a plane. For instance, the New Zealand’s Skycouch has already started allowing more relaxed seating tailored just for families.
- The Rise Of More Experience Hotels
Travel adventure begins at the airport, as well as goes all the way to the accommodation. The same way flights will change, hotels will also change. They will have different structures and services personalized just to enhance your experience. Today, The Gibos experience in Laos allows you to swing into a tree house by zipline, and in Australia and Dubai, hotels are taking new dimensions in the way they are built. They incorporate the latest technology, from booking, to serving meals, to entertainment.
- Greener Travel
Every government, including the UN is looking to adopt smarter and sustainable travel in order to conserve the environment. We have seen electric cars being developed and trains that use the latest technology that we could have never imagined. This will also be adopted in terms of placing hotels and building, or improving airports. We will see low-impact nature tours, more solar power, and vacations linked with charity.
- You Will Have Travel Planning In Your Palm
Want a restaurant, a museum, or the beach near your hotel? Just Google it and you will get there. Google and other companies are currently working on ways to improve travel experience right from user’s smartphones and tablets. You will know well ahead of your trip the weather condition of your destination, all the local events, and everything else sent to your gadget.