Sightseeing News & Views
January 13th, 2016

Sightseeing News & Views - January 13th, 2016

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These will be the defining travel trends of 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Yahoo
Will 2016 beat out last year when it comes to innovations in the travel industry? The world of travel is moving incredibly fast these days. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it. Here's what Yahoo Travel editors expect to see on the rise in 2016.  READ MORE

AARP unveils top travel predictions for baby boomers in 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AARP
What are Americans — particularly Baby Boomers — looking for in their 2016 vacations? A new survey released today from AARP Travel, a valuable resource for America's 76 million Baby Boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in leisure travel, provides some great insight into how Americans want to get away in 2016, from desired destinations to lodging options to favorite trip planning tools.  READ MORE


Travel in 2016: Hot destinations, top trends Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
2015 was a tumultuous year in which world events turned beloved travel destinations like Paris into temporary battlegrounds. Will that keep U.S. travelers from venturing abroad in 2016? The signs are pointing towards a resilient traveling public.  READ MORE


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50 perfect hours: Santa Clara, California Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Santa Clara sprung into the minds of football fans everywhere when the home base for the San Francisco 49ers relocated to Levis® Stadium from Candlestick Park. Today, visitors are flocking to the city of just 120,000 residents (just 45 miles south of San Francisco) not only to check out the state-of-the-art stadium but also to enjoy the many other attractions the destination has to offer.  READ MORE

10 radical travel trends to watch for in 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
Last year was filled with innovations and pioneering trends, from Uber-style private jet companies to mind-blowing tech like smart airline uniforms and 3-D-printed hotel suites. So what will this shiny new year hold? We're not psychic, but we can make some educated predictions for some of the travel trends in store for 2016  READ MORE


Travel improvements we hope to see in 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
Your holiday wish list is a distant memory by now, which is just as well, because you're probably not getting what you wanted from the travel industry in 2016. No, really. The only thing this business can be relied on to deliver, year after year, is a more efficient way of taking money from you when you hit the road. But there's hope. Once you dispense with the fantasies of "free" travel and the return of what-you-see-is-what-you-get prices, there are things you might realistically expect to get this year.  READ MORE


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Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
CNN
The best stories arise from the road less traveled. As new routes launch, developing nations welcome tourism and closed-off regions emerge. So what's hot in 2016? We asked an expert panel of pros who thrive and survive on travel to new frontiers. Whether it's staring into the eyes of a wild mountain gorilla in Uganda, snorkeling amidst stingless jellyfish in Palau or drinking yak butter tea with nomads in a ger in the Gobi,we're spoiled for choice with these 16 emerging destinations for 2016.  READ MORE

UBER is thinking of getting into the travel business Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Consumerist
While yes, you certainly travel some distance when you're riding in a car you had pick you up, Uber is apparently considering expanding its travel business beyond ride-hailing. A patent filed by the company with the U.S. Patent Office this month lays out Uber's ideas on becoming an all-in-one travel agent. Fittingly enough, the patent images call the service "Uber Travel," with what looks like a fairly typical flight search you might see on travel sites like Expedia or Orbitz.  READ MORE


   TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS


2015 was a record year for travel tech funding Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Skift
2015 saw an all-time funding high to travel tech, buoyed by big deals like the $1.5B Series E to Airbnb and the $300M Series E to China-based TuJia. Deal count also surged. Travel tech startups are changing lodging, consumer booking (for flights, hotels, etc.), fare alerts, and much more in the broader travel category. CB Insights dug into the data surrounding travel tech investment trends, including deals and dollars breakdowns, most well-funded companies, and most active investors.  READ MORE

5 travel resolutions we should all make in 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
With all of 2015's travel nightmares and airport blunders now in our rearview mirrors, it's time to focus on what we can do better in the year ahead. Let's collectively work on better airport behavior, and stop making the same rookie mistakes when traveling. Here are five travel resolutions we should all make in 2016.  READ MORE

10 of the best travel apps that you'll actually use Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Guardian
No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We've rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveler.

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