Skyscanner published the last part of their series on travel in the future while we were overseas so I forgot this was sitting in my “to-do” folder. They have already made predictions on how people will research travel and book flights which I am overall not thrilled with. Some of their ideas are just too invasive and take all the fun out of trip planning.
The final installment addressed hotels of the future which I don’t like at all! Once again, they just seem too intrusive. Seriously, the shower will flash a green light once it determines I am “clean enough”?
Space travel will probably be a huge hit with the sort of people who currently like to fly just for the sake of flying, particularly in first class. I can’t see spending a fortune to sit in a metal box and looking at basically nothing just to brag about it.
The future of eco-tourism if it goes according to the article doesn’t sound all that great. We can look forward to Mr & Mrs Gotbucks going to remote wildlife and birding habitats just so they can brag to their friends they were the first to get there or the last to see a species before it goes extinct. Ummmmmm………………..what about trying to SAVE the species from going extinct? I have been to see some highly endangered bird species such as Orange-bellied Parrots and Echo Parakeets and I would be devastated if I was among the last to see them in the wild. I want them to breed, multiply and never be endangered again!
I do agree with this statement below because eco-tourism is what gets local people to stop capturing their wild animals and birds but I disagree that it should be only for very wealthy people. The whole reason I am writing this blog is so ordinary people can learn to do eco-traveling for less by using miles and points and cutting out the middle-men tour operators and booking direct with the locals.
The one thing that did sound interesting is the Undersea hotels if they can build them without damaging the reef. It would be pretty cool to be able to see the sea life around the clock without having to put on scuba tanks.