Monthly Archives: December 2013

Future of Travel (9)

Travel Insurance It seems mundane and travel insurance only seems to be necessarily when something goes wrong, which is why many people prefer not to think about it. (Currently a quarter of Britons travel abroad knowingly or unknowingly without insurance). … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (8)

  Paying If anyone is still paying for any aspect of his or her summer holiday with a cheque in 2030 we’d be surprised. Paper forms of payment seem to be disappearing faster than the Maldives. A few die hard … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (7)

  Booking Travel How will people research and book holidays in the future? One suspects that the answer to this question will be in principle much the same as they already do. People will look at travel “brochures”; listen to … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (6)

  What we’ll bring home If three major needs in relation to holidays are to see somewhere different, relax and reconnect then a fourth might be the need to remind others and ourselves where we have been. The creation of … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (5)

  What else we’ll do on holiday The desire to see things that others haven’t (or can’t) should create an interesting premium niche for what might be called Behind Close Doors discovery. This is not simply visiting a country that … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (4)

  Where we’ll stay For most holidaymakers going away involves staying in a hotel, so what are guests looking for now and what can they expect to see when they check-in five, ten or fifteen years hence? According to a … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (3)

  How we’ll get there Air-travel will remain a key component of the foreign holiday experience, although we will start to see some significant changes, both in the air and on the ground. A key change will be the development … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (2)

  Where we’ll go If some people are to believed, we will soon be taking holidays on the moon, but the reality within our time frame is likely to be more prosaic for most. Yes, space tourism has some potential … Continue reading

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Future of Travel (1)

  Back in the (northern) summer I was involved with a project looking at the future of travel and holidays. In the end the client didn’t like it and it was all junked. Seems a shame to waste the material … Continue reading

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Is Apple the New Nokia (or Sony)?

I quite like this provocative blog post from Rasmus Ankersen although my parallel would be Sony post Akio Morita. BTW, have you tried to actually speak to Apple’s customer service people recently? Possibly the worst I’ve ever come across. Do … Continue reading

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