Always-connected, highly-mobile millennials are forging new norms for leisure and business travel, making technology, in-the-know experiences, and adrenaline-rush adventures rather than cookie-cutter vacation packages some of the most striking hallmarks of their world view and values.
2015 gave us the despised yet useful selfie stick. 2016 however, has brought us the virtual reality selfie stick.
During Facebook's F8 Developer conference, CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off a virtual reality selfie stick, because why travel somewhere to look like a tourist when you can do it from the comforts of your own home?
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International riding and outdoor specialist, Hidden Trails, is the worldwide equestrian horseback riding adventure and outdoor vacations expert, offering cattle and horse drives, as well as rides from castle to castle in France, horseback riding safaris in Africa and rides across the pampas in South America.
JetBlue's talks to acquire Virgin America were the New York-based airline's first-ever merger discussions in its 16-year history but the $2.6 billion in cash that Alaska Airlines ended up paying to acquire Virgin America "didn't really make a lot of sense for us."
That was the take of Marty St. George, JetBlue's EVP, commercial & planning, who sat down with Skift in New York and discussed JetBlue's thinking about its ill-fated merger.
Hotel channel manager eRevMax has integrated with TripAdvisor to offer its instant booking feature to its hotel partners.
TripAdvisor's instant booking functionality now allows travellers to make reservations directly with hotels without leaving its website. The reservations are delivered to the hotels via eRevMax.
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Coming on the heels of a couple of revolutionary rocket landings by SpaceX and Blue Origin, the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was abuzz with talk of a new golden age of space travel. Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, also heads private space firm Blue Origin, compared the advent of reusable rockets to the Internet and the national highway system, opening the door to an explosion of commercial space activity.
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In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai.
XDubai, which began its operations in 2015, is associated with the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, known by millions for his Instagram exploits. The zip line fits into the extreme-sports aesthetic of this city-state, already a popular skydiving destination where parachutes deploy daily among its skyscrapers.
If you've done some traveling then you'll know that language is often the biggest barrier. But as you can see from these pictures, the solution is actually right in front of us! Literally.
The U.S. Government has issued a notification to its employees barring them from traveling to Acapulco, the famous resort city in Mexico. According to ABC News, the decision to issue a travel ban on Acapulco was taken after a steep rise in the number of homicides that have been reported from the city in the past few months.