15 Latest Travel Trends That Every Traveler Should Aware Of

Travel Industry is constantly changing and new travel trends happening every day. To keep you updated, check out this post to know 15 Latest Travel Trends That Every Traveler Should Aware Of.

This year is going to be a game-changer for the tourists coming from all walks of life. Wonder why? Much thanks,15 Latest Travel Trends That Every Traveler Should Aware Of Articles to the highly influential wellness industry, strong inclination towards health programs, new-age technologies, and surging demand for ‘fitness-on-the-go’ sort of traveling experience. Moreover, a number of health trends from the West and the popularity of ancient healing methods from the East have also contributed towards a sudden change in the way people travel. Well, it is just travelling to a new place and it already sounds oddly exciting, right? Travel trends shall assure complete well-being and newer ways you have been seeing this nomadic practice.

Happy Savings
Say goodbye to the sadistic old days when luxury travelling was not everyone cup of tea. It is now brewing on the horizon and will be served for every single traveler who wishes to expend and go for it. Travel booking biggie Skyscanner predicts that 2019 and ahead will be an era for wishful ticket booking. The company revealed that booking for business and premium class witnessed a growth of 62% ad 47% respectively and the numbers are expected to grow even more. Lower ticket prices, addition of new routes between destinations, and low-cost carriers are some of the supporting reasons.

‘Nature-Like’ Accommodation
Who doesn’t like staying in a natural surrounding? Who would mind flora around? Probably no one. Everyone from an urban dweller who likes to take up extravagant vacations to a middle-class individual who waits for off-seasons to start, holidaying amidst nature is loved by one and all. Considering the statistics, hotels in different countries are planning to add the hue of Mother Nature’s beautiful aura by bringing in the concept of all-season terraces, indoor plants, and windows facing the scenic views. According to the well-known Booking.com, travelers would love to approach something adventurous like hotels under the sea or amid the mountains.

Eco-Friendly Practices
Speaking of hotels, another travel trend that is fast emerging is encouraging sustainable practices and methods to curb further damage to the ecosystem. As a traveler, you must know that hotels are planning on implementing strict rules pertinent to cleanliness, hygiene standards, and reduced public nuisance. Are the ‘so-called carefree & fake free-spirited’ travelers listening? Shunning single-use plastics is another protocol under planning initiatives. The force behind this trend is the growth of the sharing and resale economy, meaning re-assessment of property lifespan and construction using 100% recycled furniture and reusable fittings.

Expert Solutions
With the advent of new technological protocols within the travel arena, there are possibilities of upgrading the accommodations and booking by AI (Artificial Intelligence), new applications, and Robotic check-ins and check-outs. Travel Trends 2019 is also going to be about giving utmost importance to the tailor-made itineraries, facilities, and even customized experiences for interested individuals. AI, automated attendants, and flying staff are going to be at the disposal of the travelers looking to book tickets or know more on flights and timings. Travelers will also have access to personalized content, hyper-relevant information available that are easily downloadable and viewable in their feeds.

Get Social (Media)
Social media plays a huge role in giving us a sneak peek into the future, trends, places, and destinations. This will change the way travelers booking a vacation, choosing a place of their interest and their overall experience. A big portion of the travel trends 2019 is occupied by the platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and reddit, which list down the pictures of places, the flora, and various interesting spots to visit. Cruises, trains and other mode of transportations will have better internet facilities, so that travelers can visit websites, speak to people forums in order to optimize their travel.

Cruises & Fun
Cruises are considered as the most dreamy and luxurious travelling experience. Thanks to the media, it is romanticized in the most beautiful ways too. Usually, cruises were considered a mode of travel for rich people around the world, but times are changing. Nowadays, travel companies are offering discount packages, festival packages, and much more. According to the renowned cruise industry CLIA, the cruise sector is expecting some major changes in the year 2019. Their exclusive statistical report states that more than 30 million passengers are expected to go on a cruise in the coming times. There is a chance of launching more than 18 ships and more routes are on the design papers for the best travelling experience.

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A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging,Knowledgeable Hotel booking Service Articles usually on a short-term basis. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare. Some hotels have conference services and meeting rooms and encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at their location. Hotels differ from motels in that most motels have drive-up, exterior entrances to the rooms, while hotels tend to have interior entrances to the rooms, which may increase guests’ safety and present a more upmarket image. Basic accommodation of a room with only a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with en-suite bathrooms and climate control. Other features found may be a telephone, an alarm clock, a TV, and broadband Internet connectivity. Food and drink may be supplied by a mini-bar (which often includes a small refrigerator) containing snacks and drinks (to be paid for on departure), and tea and coffee making facilities (cups, spoons, an electric kettle and sachets containing instant coffee, tea bags, sugar, and creamer or milk).

In the United Kingdom a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all comers within certain stated hours; to avoid this requirement it is not uncommon to come across “private hotels” which are not subject to this requirement. However, in Japan the capsule hotel supplies minimal facilities and room space. The cost and quality of hotels are usually indicative of the range and type of services available. Due to the enormous increase in tourism worldwide during the last decades of the 20th century, standards, especially those of smaller establishments, have improved considerably. For the sake of greater comparability, rating systems have been introduced, with the one to five stars classification being most common.

“Boutique Hotel” is a term originating in North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain or branded hotels by providing an exceptional and personalized level of accommodation, services and facilities. Boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. Although usually considerably smaller than a mainstream hotel (ranging from 3 to 100 guest rooms) boutique hotels are generally fitted with telephone and wi-fi Internet connections, honesty bars and often cable/pay TV. Guest services are attended to by 24 hour hotel staff. Many boutique hotels have on site dining facilities, and the majority offer bars and lounges which may also be open to the general public. Of the total travel market a small percentage are discerning travelers, who place a high importance on privacy, luxury and service delivery. As this market is typically corporate travelers, the market segment is non-seasonal, high-yielding and repeat, and therefore one which boutique hotel operators target as their primary source of income. A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, UK (‘Putting on The Ritz’) and Hotel Chelsea in New York City, subject of a number of songs and also the scene of the alleged stabbing of Nancy Spungen by her boyfriend Sid Vicious. Hotels that enter folklore like these two are also often frequented by celebrities, as is the case both with the Ritz and the Chelsea. Other famous hotels include the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hotel Bel-Air and the Chateau Marmont, in California, USA, Watergate complex in Washington DC ,the Hotel Astoria in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Hotel George V and Hôtel Ritz in Paris, Palazzo Versace hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Hotel Hermitage and Hotel de Paris in Monaco (in the French Riviera) and Hotel Leningradskaya in Moscow. Many hotels can be considered destinations in themselves, by dent of unusual features of the lodging and/or its immediate environment.

Treehouse hotels Some hotels, such as the Costa Rica Tree House in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, or Treetops Hotel in Aberdare National Park, Kenya, are built with living trees as structural elements, making them treehouses. The Ariau Towers near Manaus, Brazil is in the middle of the Amazon, on the Rio Negro. Bill Gates even invested and had a suite built there with satellite internet/phone. Another hotel with treehouse units is Bayram’s Tree Houses in Olympos, Turkey Cave hotels Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, South Australia and the Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (named after the author) in Guadix, Spain, as well as several hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey, are notable for being built into natural cave formations, some with rooms underground.

Capsule hotels Capsule hotels are a type of economical hotels that are quite common in Japan. Ice hotels, such as the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, melt every spring and are rebuilt out of ice and snow each winter. Snow hotels The Mammut Snow Hotel in Finland is located within the walls of the Kemi snow castle, which is the biggest in the world. It includes The Mammut Snow Hotel, The Castle Courtyard, The Snow Restaurant and a chapel for weddings, etc. Its furnishings and its decorations, such as sculptures, are made of snow and ice. There is snow accommodation also in Lainio Snow Hotel in Lapland (near Ylläs), Finland. Garden hotels Garden hotels, famous for their gardens before they became hotels, includes Gravetye Manor, the home of William Robinson and Cliveden, designed by Charles Barry with a rose garden by Geoffrey Jellicoe.

Underwater hotels As of 2005, the only hotel with an underwater room that can be reached without Scuba diving is Utter Inn in Lake Mälaren, Sweden. It only has one room, however, and Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, which requires scuba diving, is not much bigger. Hydropolis is an ambitious project to build a luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE, with 220 suites, all on the bottom of the Persian Gulf, 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface. Its architecture will feature two domes that break the surface and an underwater train tunnel, all made of transparent materials such as glass and acrylic. Other unusual hotels The Library Hotel in New York City is unique in that its ten floors are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System. The Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome, in Toronto, Canada is the only stadium to have a hotel connected to it, with 70 rooms overlooking the field. The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, built on an artificial island, is structured in the shape of a sail of a boat.

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Getting to Know God in Nature and Everyday Life

An Author Interview with Randall Cirner, White Water, Bears, Dry Flies and Other Ways God Speaks to Guys

I have been struck in recent days by the many images of our beloved Pope John Paul II in his younger,Getting to Know God in Nature and Everyday Life Articles more active years, actively skiing, hiking and pursuing outdoor activities. One relatively recent photo shows him reclining amidst a grove of trees in deep prayer. For me, this photo brings to mind the thought of Jesus Christ, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to his crucifixion. Many of us keenly sense the presence of God when in we find ourselves interacting with nature. Others succeed at treating everyday occasions as an opportunity to serve and to love in the manner taught by Christ – to have “God sightings” in their own homes and communities.

In his book White Water, Bears, Dry Flies and Other Ways God Speaks to Guys (Servant Publications, September 2004, paperback, 104 pages) author Randall Cirner looks at life’s ordinary moments as opportunities for divine encounter. Within the context of 52 frequently humorous vignettes, Cirner encourages readers to look for God in their own day to day lives, and to tune our ears to listen to spiritual truths. Each of the book’s chapters contains a story from Cirner’s own life, an insightful reflection, a specific action item and a relevant scripture passage. While aimed at “guys”, girls like me in search of a deeper, more personal relationship with the Lord will also benefit from their experience of reading this book.

I recently had the opportunity to pose a few questions to Randall Cirner about experiencing God in our world.

Q: Randall Cirner, author of White Water, Bears, Dry Flies and Other Ways God Speaks to Guys, thanks for taking time for this Book Spotlight. I have to say, even though I’m not a “guy”, I loved your book! Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.

A: I have been married to my wonderful wife for 35 years. We have 5 grown children who live in different places and 1 grandson (9 years old and a really, really great kid). Therese and I recently moved to Vero Beach, FL where she has a private practice as a psychotherapist and I am beginning a new career in real estate. Our family has always loved nature. We have spent many wonderful days hiking, camping, fishing and just generally being outdoors.

Q: Could you please summarize this book for our readers?

A: This little book is my attempt to close some of the gap between the spiritual and the natural which we experience. God acts in both spheres to reveal Himself and speak to us. In fact, he gave us bodies with all of our senses to enjoy and to experience His presence and love within this creation. The Bible is replete with examples of how God speaks and reveals through the natural. Jesus’ use of stories and human situations to convey spiritual truths provide us with some of the most memorable and compelling passages in the Gospels.

Q: I love your ability to see God in the everyday facets of life and your comment that you find God, “readily in the beauty of his creation” and through your attempts to enjoy that creation. I know many men who enjoy outdoor activities and spend much time hunting, running or in other similar pursuits. Frequently, they state that they don’t need to go to Church, read the Bible or pray – that they are communing with God in their own way through these activities. What would you say to this type of person?

A: These people are making the opposite and just as erroneous mistake as those who want to confine God’s activities to the purely spiritual realm.

In the early chapters of Romans, St. Paul addresses those who claim that the existence of God is unknowable. Paul’s rejoinder is that the order and beauty of creation is itself proof that God exists. At the same time, scripture reveals that God isn’t content just to let us know He exists. He loves us and passionately wants to have a personal relationship with each of us.

Jesus is the full revelation of the Father. We live our relationship with Jesus on a daily basis and the Church, the Bible, and the Sacraments are an indispensable part of that relationship. If a person is not living all of what Jesus gives us it is impossible to appreciate what nature is actually all about.

Q: Why are we so touched by experiences of God in nature?

A: Creation is a reflection of the loveliness and glory of God. The mysterious melding of matter and spirit that is the human person is God’s perfect creation and, in His love, He wants us to be in touch with Him in all of our existence. We were created to be touched by nature.

Q: Why is it vital for men to take time for spirituality in their busy lives?

A: All of us face the stresses of job, finances, family relationships and so on. Without a daily relationship with the Lord, life loses its focus and we can really get beaten up by it. Spending some time with God each day puts us in touch with the source of strength, wisdom and perseverance we all need. Also, it is a clear statement on our part that God is more important than the quest for material things.

Q: The book contains a series of 52 vignettes, each followed by personal response and reflection questions and relevant scripture passages. How would you suggest that men incorporate the book into their prayer routine? For those who don’t have an active prayer life, how can your book help them to get rolling with one?

A: 52 weeks in a year, 52 vignettes – pretty neat, huh? I did, in fact, do this on purpose. For men who are just getting started in a spiritual life, I would suggest taking one story per week:

1. Read the story and the lesson I learned and try to make some personal connection with it. 2. Read the Scripture passage(s) and reflect on what God may be saying to you in that passage. Use the passage the rest of the week as a daily jump start for keeping a focus for the entire day. 3. Take a few days to put into practice the personal response section.

My hope is that whether men use it on a weekly basis or in some other fashion, it will inspire them to pursue a closer relationship with the Lord.

Q: Please discuss the “spiritual menu” you describe in the book. What portions of the spiritual diet do men typically neglect? Can you give some creative suggestions for incorporating all aspects of prayer and service?

A: Men, women too, generally do those things which are viewed as an important part of life and “forget” things which are not. Every guy who watches football just naturally schedules his weekend around which games he wants to watch, it’s a normal part of life (much to the dismay of most women).

Likewise, for many Catholics, Sunday Mass is an important part of life and it requires a deliberate decision to miss it. On the other hand, personal prayer and scripture reading are generally not seen as important and are easily forgotten in the press of other demands.

We talk a lot these days about planning and scheduling but few people actually make a schedule and fewer still stick to it. But I believe that is the only way to make sure that our spiritual priorities are taken care of. Decide what your spiritual priorities, decide when to do it and then stick to it. Its not rocket science, its discipline.

Q: I laughed with and related to so many of the stories you share in your book. Do you have a favorite experience you’d like to share with us?

A: I would have to say the camping experience with the bear, my wife and the sleeping bag.

Q: Randall Cirner, thank you again for your time and for this great book. Are there any parting thoughts you’d like to express?

A: My stories generally involve nature and outdoor activities but God wants to speak to us in the everyday circumstances of our lives whether we live in the woods, in the middle of a large city, or somewhere in between. The key is being open to God and learning to be sensitive to His voice.

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