Robots, space and virtual reality: Future of Travel 2024

Will we experience holiday from our sofa? Will robots make our holiday bookings? Will space replace Spain as our favourite destination?

Future of Travel 2024
Future of Travel 2024

Global travel site Skyscanner has the answer to these questions and many more with the launch of their detailed report on the Future of Travel 2024.

The first section of the report, which launches today, looks at how the planning and booking of travel is set to change over the next 10 years. It introduces readers to The Digital Travel Buddy – a virtual companion which uses artificial intelligence to accurately suggest and book suitable trips for the traveller of the millennium (TOM).

The future, according to Skyscanner, will see wearable technology evolve from the recently launched Google Glass to a mobile device so small that it will fit onto a contact lens and can provide immediate translations, breaking down language barriers and the need to learn the Section one of the report also follows TOM as he engages with virtual reality.

Rather than replacing holidays, the Skyscanner report forecasts that virtual reality will offer holidaymakers the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’ allowing them to see the sights, hear the sounds, and even feel the landscape of a destination. The report is the result of in-depth research and a series of interviews with experts in their field including tech companies, travel futurologists and Skyscanner’s co-founder and CEO Gareth Williams.

Commenting on the report Skyscanner’s Mary Porter says, “Trying to predict the future of travel is fascinating. With so many emerging technologies it is mind-boggling to imagine just what their impact on travel could be. This report is a great sneak peek into the future and Skyscanner’s view of what we think holidaymakers are likely to experience over the next 10 Read or download the report at

Sections two and three will focus on the journey itself and the destinations travellers of the future will visit. These will be available later in 2014, however readers can sign up here and select ‘Conclusion’ to request notification when they launch.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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