Travel and Tourism Articles

Airline Tickets booked by Robots (via NY Times)

Interesting post published on the New York Times two weeks ago by Jane L. Levere about how artificial intelligence will change the way we organise travel. She writes: “Although many services are now in their infancy, they are expected to change the way travel is

Silicon Valley can dominate the auto industry

Cars in 2035 could look as different from cars today as today’s iPhone looks from a PC circa 1995. And yet, car sharing is also increasing in popularity. So, which will win out? The fancy new self-driving car or public transportation? It seems the answer

Cars you can drive will eventually be outlawed – Elon Musk

Today, Musk noted that the hardest part of helping cars drive themselves is what happens when vehicles are traveling between 15 and 50 miles per hour. “That’s where you get a lot of unexpected things,” Musk said… Read more of Musk’s thoughts on The Verge

The death of the car in Helsinki

By 2025, the Finnish capital intends to revamp its public transport system to such an extent that private car ownership becomes pointless. Better public transportation, new ride sharing programs, and one app to connect them all. Sounds like a good plan. Read more from ZDNet

The $103,000 Speeding Ticket

…In Finland, some traffic fines, as well as fines for shoplifting and violating securities-exchange laws, are assessed based on earnings… It seems these day fines are only financially beneficial to Finland when they catch wealthy violators. Does this mean they will purposely target the wealthy?

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Hotel VR

Obviously, only companies with deep pockets can afford to create installations like the Teleporter; it took three months to create a 90-second experience, making it one of the most labor-intensive entertainment experiences out there. But for Marriott, the expense—which no one would disclose—is well worth

The future of hotels is here

The truth is that hotels can no longer rely on custom-made furniture and Aesop soap to make an impression; the likes of Airbnb, the global accommodation site sensation, mean travellers have never wielded more power through the choices they make. Which raises an important question: