Always wondered what will travelling be like in te

first_imgAlways wondered what will travelling be like in ten years’ time? Well, Skyscanner has gone a step further and we bring you a very insightful and entertaining look into the future. Read on to learn our detailed report on the Future of Travel 2024.For years we have seen the future in films, made predictions, wondered if teletransportation would actually exist or when would we all be able to sleep in a resort on the Moon. Well, the future is not that far and some of it is starting today. As a global travel site, Skyscanner has teamed up with 56 experts to figure out what travels will be like in the future, but also all the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry by 2024.The first section about our Future of Travel Report shows how the planning and booking of travel experiences will change over the next 10 years.http://www.youtube.com/embed/nOCzl1IYFQgOur report follows the steps of TOM, the Traveller of the Millennium, and Digital Travel Buddies, the virtual companions that will use artificial intelligence to suggest, plan and book the best trips for each of us, based in our personality and preferences. These wearable technologies are not far-fetched and will change dramatically the way we travel in the future.But it’s not only wearable technologies what will shape our future travels. Just imagine a wall showing you in a very seductive way destinations, along with the glorious smells and sounds of the place. Or even better, imagine you could try, touch and feel any place before actually going there. All these changes to the way how we research, plan and book our holidays in the future will be revolutionary. This is your chance to have a sneak peek at what the next decade will bring to your travels.The Future of Travel 2024 report will have two more sections that will focus on the journey itself and the destinations travellers of the future will visit. If you want to stay updated and learn if flying cars will be real you can sign up here to request a notification when we launch the second and third parts of our report. And while the news arrive, make sure you check out what The Future of Travel 2024 will be like.Read more:Gareth Williams on the future of travelDeep-sea tourism, the rise of peer to peer travel, flying cars and why teleportation would kill Skyscanner (but he’s not worrying). Read the exclusive interview with Skyscanner CEO Gareth Williams in full here.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkyscanner Reveals the Future of Airports & FlyingSkyscanner’s latest report details rooftop pools, morphing seats & the internet of things as the Future of Travel 2024The future of travel: Gareth Williams, Skyscanner CEO predictsDeep-sea tourism, the rise of peer to peer travel, flying cars and why teleportation would kill Skyscanner (but he’s not worrying).Skyscanner Reveals the Future of Airports & FlyingSkyscanner’s latest report details rooftop pools, morphing seats & the internet of things as the Future of Travel 2024last_img read more

Tis the season to be jolly so spread some Christ

first_img‘Tis the season to be jolly, so spread some Christmas cheer and celebrate the hard work of all those employees who tirelessly ensure travel is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.Year-round, many people in the travel industry, from airport check-in staff to hotel concierges, work hard to make sure our trips run smoothly. Christmas time can be the busiest time of year for these unsung heroes, when more of us are travelling to spend the festive season with friends and loved ones. Skyscanner wants to say thank you to our Christmas Heroes for putting a smile on our faces (no matter how long the airport security line is), for helping us get home (so we can stuff our faces with festive treats) and keeping us safe this Noël.Check out our video.http://www.youtube.com/embed/z4nwBm4GL_kDo you have your own personal Christmas Hero, that person that makes these festivities so special? Share with us and enter a chance to win the trip of a lifetime.To enter, share a photo that says thanks to your Christmas Hero on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ChristmasHeroes. The most original entry will win an amazing trip!Terms and ConditionsThe Organiser1. The organisers of this competition are Skyscanner, c/o Pinsent Masons LLP, 5 Old Bailey, EC4M 6BA.2. The competition starts on Monday 8 December 2014 and runs until 23:59 on Wednesday 24 December 2014.3. One winner will be selected based on Skyscanner’s choice of the best photo and accompanying caption. The winner will be notified by 14 January 2015 by social media.4. Entry is prohibited to directors, management and employees of Skyscanner and their immediate families.5. Skyscanner reserves the right to terminate or modify the competition at any time prior to the closing date by publishing any modifications on the Skyscanner website.6. This competition is in no way associated with, sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or Twitter.7. Skyscanner’s decision in regard to the winner and all other matters relating to the competition are final, and no discussions will be entered into.Entry Criteria1. Participants must be resident in Europe – United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland; Americas – United States of America; APAC – Singapore, South Korea, India or Australia and be aged 18 years or over as at 8 December 2014. Multiple entries are permitted.2. All entrants must follow @Skyscanner on Twitter or Instagram, depending on which platform they choose to submit their entry on. 3. You can enter the Competition by uploading a photo and using the hashtag #ChristmasHeroes The theme of the Competition is Christmas Heroes. To enter, participants would need to upload a picture of their Christmas hero story to thank individual(s) that make Christmas special to them. The most creative entry will win.4. By entering the competition, you consent to your name, entry and any other reasonable personal details supplied being used by Skyscanner for promotional/marketing purposes and the announcement of the winner of the competition. Skyscanner will also request the email address of the winner in order to arrange booking of the Prize, and this will be processed in accordance with Skyscanner’s Privacy Policy.5. By entering the competition, the winner accepts full and complete responsibility for their own safety and welfare at all times.6. By submitting your entry, you confirm that:a) Your entry is originally yours, does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and conforms to the requirements of these terms and conditions.b) You have read, accepted and understood the Skyscanner Privacy Policy.Determination of the Winner1. Skyscanner reserves the right to reject comments that depart from the theme, are offensive, obscene, bring Skyscanner into disrepute or otherwise do not conform to the requirements of these terms and conditions at its discretion.2. In order to be valid, your entry must contain an original comment on the given theme, which conforms to the requirements set out in these terms and conditions. Using other people’s comments, or work is a copyright violation and will invalidate your entry.3. From the valid entries received, a Skyscanner jury will select the final winner based on an objective assessment of the following criteria: originality, creativity, coherence with the given theme and quality. The jury deciding on the winner will be a panel of Skyscanner employees.The Prize1. The prize consists of a global travel voucher worth of £1000 (or the equivalent value in the local currency), which can be spent on any travel product(s) found on the Skyscanner website: flight(s), hotel reservation(s) and/or car hire(s) (“Prize”). The winner will indicate what travel arrangements he/she wishes to book, not exceeding the total value of £1000 and the travel arrangements will be booked by Skyscanner in accordance with the winner’s reasonable request (subject to availability) and forwarded to the winner’s email address. When communicating travel request to Skyscanner, the winner undertakes to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the relevant 3rd party travel provider, and consents to Skyscanner sharing information with the 3rd party travel provider to the extent necessary to book the Prize in accordance.2. The Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be given. Where the Prize is unavailable at the applicable value, an alternative of equal value will be provided. If the travel options selected by a winner are no longer available within the limit on the appropriate dates, an equivalent will be booked. Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified Prize will be the responsibility of the winner. The winner accepts full and complete responsibility for organising their travel requirements, including arranging their own visa and other travel requirements.3. Travel must be completed no later than December 2015.3. Car-hire will only be available to a winner over the age of 21 holding a valid driving licence.4. Skyscanner accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting the Prize and recommends that all entrants obtain independent financial advice in this regard.5. The winner will be required to comply with Skyscanner’s anti-money laundering procedures. These will require the winner to provide Skyscanner with a copy of any one of the following forms of photographic identification: Passport or Driving License.6. If any act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of Skyscanner which prevents it from complying with these terms and conditions, Skyscanner will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations. Except in respect of liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or for any fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded by law, will not be liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs or claims arising out of or relating to this Competition or the use of the Prize, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise.7. These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of England & Wales.Still lacking in Christmas cheer? Get merry with these fun festive features:13 ways to be a Christmas travel hero10 tips for stress-free Christmas travel10 best xmas presents to buy at the airport – and how to bag a bargain11 of the best Christmas market city breaks for under £60ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related13 ways to be a Christmas travel heroFind out how to be a travelling Christmas angel this festive season.10 best Christmas presents to buy at the airportPresent time: top tips on how to get your last-minute gifts between bag check and boarding.Christmas Jumper Day at SkyscannerChristmas Jumpers are a tradition that we honour every year and this one… well, everyone has been quite creative! Have a very Merry Christmas!last_img read more