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Monday, August 02, 2004

The Future of Travel

"In January, London-based Thomson Holidays, one of the U.K.'s biggest tour operators, hosted the 'Future Holiday Forum,' with leaders in travel, technology and design. The most surprising part of its report, '2024: A Holiday Odyssey,' predicted that the hotel of the future will be a foldable pod on stilts, which can be plunked down in remote locations. The pods will be self-sustainable, and guests can choose the images they want to be projected on the walls. When a destination falls out of fashion, whether due to demand or terrorism, the pod can simply be folded up and moved."

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It's not just pod hotels which could be shaping the future of travel. Glen Hiemstra, founder of www.futurist.com, believes that three things will define the future of hotels: robotics, nanotechnology, and biometric security, such as retina scans. Some of these technologies, like retina scans, are already being used by high-security government offices, banks and the military, but Hiemstra predicts they will soon be embraced by the hotel industry."

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Source: Forbes
See also:
7 Flights Into the Future - Popular Science
Travel - Wikipedia
Travel - Google News
Travel/Tourism Industry News - Topix.net
Travel industry news - Moreover
Travel - About.com
World Travelers - Orkut

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