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Top 100 World Trends of 2015

From Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies to Interactive Travel Agencies

— January 24, 2016 — World
The top 2015 world trends highlight a variety of regional and travel innovations that point to a fast-evolving market sector.

With the shift toward communal dining, many international airports have overhauled their dining options in favor of creating meaningful experiences. One such example is the new dining hall in Helsinki airport is a upleveled take on pre-flight dining that features a community-like setting and is sure to transform the travel experience.

The Rage Room in Toronto is a unique cathartic experience that takes a different route for relieving tension. Allowing customers to rent protective gear and destroy a variety of items, the Rage Room is an interesting example of the global consumer progression toward experience-focused activities.

For more insights into patterns shaping global trends, check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Drill Bit Buildings
Drill Bit Buildings
The United Tower in Bahrain Bay is a Striking Spiralling Structure
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99
Real-Time Translation Apps (UPDATE)
Real-Time Translation Apps (UPDATE)
The Improved Google Translate App Works Instantaneously
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98
Futuristic Desert Cities
Futuristic Desert Cities
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is Designed for Self-Sufficient Communal Living
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97
Cheeky Road Signs
Cheeky Road Signs
The Hayward Traffic Signs Cleverly Target Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians
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96
Converted Fortress Hotels
Converted Fortress Hotels
No Man’s Land Fort in England Now Boasts Luxury Accommodations
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95
Towering Quartz Accommodations
Towering Quartz Accommodations
Amethyst Hotel is a Mountainous Manifestation of a Precious Stone
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94
Urban Ballerina Portraits
Urban Ballerina Portraits
This Image Series Captures a Dainty Ballerina in Harsh City Scenes
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93
Floating Mountainside Eateries
Floating Mountainside Eateries
The Cloud Restaurant by a21studio Boasts a Phenomenal View
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92
Hexagonal Airplane Seating
Hexagonal Airplane Seating
This Airline Wants to Stagger Its Seats in a Hexagonal Arrangement
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91
Digital Detox Programs
Digital Detox Programs
Myhotels Bloomsbury Offers a Way for Guests to Disconnect & De-Stress
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90
Political Clothing Campaigns
Political Clothing Campaigns
Undz' Political Hoodie is Marketed with Controversial World Leaders
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89
Nostalgic Vacation Editorials
Nostalgic Vacation Editorials
This Series by Neil Bedford Captures a Child's Brotherly Vacation
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88
Portable Outdoor Showers
Portable Outdoor Showers
Summer Shower is Solar-Powered to Supply Comfortable Hot Water
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87
Island Motorsport Resorts
Island Motorsport Resorts
Canada's West Coast is Home to a Stunning Motorsport Destination
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86
Aquatic Grain Carriers
Aquatic Grain Carriers
Fishy Rice Packaging is Practical, Emblematic and Beautiful
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85
Life Quality World Maps
Life Quality World Maps
This Infographic From MoveHub Displays the Global Quality of Life
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84
Multitool Travel Jackets
Multitool Travel Jackets
The BauBax Jacket Offers Fourteen Excellent Features For Travel
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83
Bizarre Meteorite Stilettos
Bizarre Meteorite Stilettos
The Meteorite Shoe is Designed to Resemble Chunks of Space Rock
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82
Abandoned Hotel Photography
Abandoned Hotel Photography
Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche Capture Despondent Accommodations
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81
Luxury Modular Villas
Luxury Modular Villas
This Coastal Living Concept Features a Series of Luxurious Floating Villas
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80
Sketched Ceramic Branding
Sketched Ceramic Branding
Illustrated Tequila Bottles Feature Doodles of the Mayan Gods
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79
Portable Pop-Up Cribs
Portable Pop-Up Cribs
BabyBjorn's Travel Crib Light Has a Compact Design That Packs Flat
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78
Customized Coloring Luggage
Customized Coloring Luggage
These Luggage Pieces Allow Consumers to Track Their Travels in Color
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77
Designer-Furnished Airports
Designer-Furnished Airports
Japanese Lifestyle Brand Muji Decorated Narita Airport's New Terminal
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76
Smart Unicycle Segways
Smart Unicycle Segways
The Tokyo Smart Wheel Would Be an Automatic Guide for Tourists in Japan
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75
Trailing Travel Campaigns
Trailing Travel Campaigns
Follow Me India by Murad Osmann Embraces Beauty and Culture
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74
Designer Beach Kits
Designer Beach Kits
Missoni Home Designs a Luxe Kit for Four Seasons' Vacationers
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73
Experiential Gift Services
Experiential Gift Services
Tinggly Lets Your Recipient Choose the Gift They Want to Get
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72
Quirky Scenic Photography
Quirky Scenic Photography
These Candid Photos of Romanian Scenes are Both Unusual and Mundane
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71
Extreme Secret Agent Tourism
Extreme Secret Agent Tourism
James Bond Operation Involves Civilians in Boat Chases and Shootouts
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70
Nationally Inspired Storefronts
Nationally Inspired Storefronts
Lululemon Edmonton Location Celebrates Canadian Values in Symbols
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69
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
The Old Mill Hotel Belgrade Sits Within a Newly Transformed Building
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68
Backpack BBQ Grills
Backpack BBQ Grills
The GoBQ is a Foldable Fabric Grill That Can Withstand High Temperatures
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67
Upcycled Van Campers
Upcycled Van Campers
'Caravan Tokyo' Turns Old Vehicles into Traveling Accommodations
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66
All-Natural Cosmetics ATMs
All-Natural Cosmetics ATMs
These 3FLOZ Vending Machines Sell Travel-Sized Beauty in Airports
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65
Majestic Russian Photography
Majestic Russian Photography
Photography Elena Shumilova Captures the Unspoiled Beauty of Russia
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64
Charming Garden Oases
Charming Garden Oases
The Hivernacle in Barcelona is a Greenhouse with a Coffeeshop
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63
Romantic Clubhouse Interiors
Romantic Clubhouse Interiors
The Recently Opened Soho House Istanbul Considers Historical Context
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62
Golden Five-Star Resorts
Golden Five-Star Resorts
This Fez Hotel is a Luxurious Blend of Traditional and Modern Styles
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61
Airplane Tablet Clips
Airplane Tablet Clips
The TabCaddy Clip from Skycast Solutions is a Removable Tablet Holder
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60
Stress-Reducing Luggage
Stress-Reducing Luggage
The Outlier x Boreas Ultrahigh Travel System Won't Increase Tension
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59
Floating Army Hotels
Floating Army Hotels
This 134-Year-Old British Sea Fort is Now a Full Fledged Luxury Hotel
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58
Gigantic Public Saunas
Gigantic Public Saunas
The Arctic Circle Houses the World's Largest Public Sauna
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57
Collapsible Travel Pillows
Collapsible Travel Pillows
Cocoon's Car Travel Pillow Shrinks to the Size of a Baseball
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56
Barcelona-Inspired Swimwear
Barcelona-Inspired Swimwear
The William Tempest Swimsuit Line has One Bikini & One Pair of Trunks
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55
Pillowy Eye Masks
Pillowy Eye Masks
The King Eye Mask Makes Both Sleep and Travel Comfortable
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54
Floating Fiji Bars
Floating Fiji Bars
The Cloud 9 Bar Offers an Incredible Escape Surrounded by Turquoise Waters
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53
Compact Carry-On Bags
Compact Carry-On Bags
The Flat-Pack Barracuda Travel Luggage Keeps Tabs on Its Own Whereabouts
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52
Mountainous Treehouse Hotels
Mountainous Treehouse Hotels
This Hotel is Located in the Blue Mountains of Australia
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51
Beautified Bomb Shelters
Beautified Bomb Shelters
The Bunker Pavilion is a Reclaimed Refuge with Contemporary Comforts
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50
Staggered Airplane Seating
Staggered Airplane Seating
Cozy Suite by Thompson Aero Seating Makes Booking Middle Seats Better
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49
Hand-Choreographed Commercials
Hand-Choreographed Commercials
The Coca-Cola Glass Bottle Ad Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary
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48
Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Holiday Inn Express Boasts a Hip Redesign
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47
Airport Pod Hotels
Airport Pod Hotels
These 'Napcab' Napping Pods Provide On-the-Go Accommodation for Travelers
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46
Underwater Oxygen Bars
Underwater Oxygen Bars
This Mexican Bar Entertains with Bubble Guns and Oxygen-Infused Smoothies
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45
Energetic Downtown Hostels
Energetic Downtown Hostels
This Rio Hostel is a Vibrant Window into Brazil's Capital City
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44
Stress-Relieving Rage Rooms
Stress-Relieving Rage Rooms
Toronto's 'Rage Room' Provides a Novelty Experience in Smashing Things
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43
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
This Treehouse by Gordon Mack Embodies the Lord of the Rings Films
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42
Airport Food Halls
Airport Food Halls
This Helsinki Airport Restaurant is Almost a Vacation in Itself
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41
Imagined Supersonic Planes
Imagined Supersonic Planes
These Jet Designs Could Spark Advancements in Aviation Technology
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40
Toilet Design Exhibitions
Toilet Design Exhibitions
Tokyo's Narita Airport Features a High-Tech Toilet Exhibition
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39
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
The Latest Outpost from Puro Hotels is Located in Gdansk
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38
Astronomic Cutting Boards
Astronomic Cutting Boards
This Solar System Chopping Board Teaches You Science While You Slice
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37
Twisted Grid Towers
Twisted Grid Towers
This Pixelated Office Building Parametrically Consumes Its Irregular Site
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36
Japanese Landscape Photography
Japanese Landscape Photography
This Photographer Uses an App to Express Emotions Through His Art
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35
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
The Belgraves Thompson Hotel in London is Sophisticated Hospitality
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34
Unconventional Luxury Hotels
Unconventional Luxury Hotels
The G-Rough Hotel in Rome References Italy's Rich Artistic History
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33
Quirky Beer Hotels
Quirky Beer Hotels
The Dogfish Inn is a Charming Beer Tourist Attraction in Delaware
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32
International Maternity Photos
International Maternity Photos
These Portraits Juxtapose Swedish and Tanzanian Women in Labor
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31
Retro Camping Vehicles
Retro Camping Vehicles
This Vintage Camper Combines Retro Designs and Contemporary Features
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30
Adult Summer Camps
Adult Summer Camps
Camp No Counselors Invites Grown-Ups to Enjoy Youthful Freedom with Booze
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29
Gripping Gang Portraits
Gripping Gang Portraits
Jono Rotman Photographed Haunting Portraits of Mob Members
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28
Elevated Mountainside Homes
Elevated Mountainside Homes
This Elevated Home in Chile Has Breathtaking Views in All Directions
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27
Feng Shui Homes
Feng Shui Homes
The Ssangdalri House is Arranged According to Chinese Philosophy
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26
Palatial Converted Jetliners
Palatial Converted Jetliners
The World's First Private 747-8 Jet Boasts an Opulent Interior
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25
Partitioned Travel Bags
Partitioned Travel Bags
Accordia Case Keeps Possessions Compartmentalized for Easy Security Checks
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24
Roller Coaster Restaurants
Roller Coaster Restaurants
This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
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23
Cleverly Compact Lofts
Cleverly Compact Lofts
The Zoku Hotel is Rife with Creative Hidden Features for Small Spaces
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22
Cleverly Expandable Suitcases
Cleverly Expandable Suitcases
Shelfpack by Ken McKaba Boasts Built-In Shelving for Organization
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21
Homey Camping Pods
Homey Camping Pods
Podpads' Festival Tents Provide the Comforts of Home on a Small Scale
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20
Desert Water Makers
Desert Water Makers
This Innovative Concept Imagines Gathering H2O in the Driest Conditions
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19
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
This Tokyo Hotel Offers Luxury Pods for Business Travelers
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18
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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17
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
The Kooshy Travel Pillow Makes Taking a Snooze at 30,000 Feet Easy
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16
Modular Backpacks
Modular Backpacks
Black Ember Modular Backpacks are Focused on Streamlined Travel and Adventure
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15
Luxurious Hotel Aricrafts
Luxurious Hotel Aricrafts
The Four Seasons Private Jet is Taking Hospitality to New Heights
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14
Gallery-Style Patisseries
Gallery-Style Patisseries
The À La Folie Pastry Shop Displays its Sweet Treats Like Works of Art
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13
Continental Boutique Hotels
Continental Boutique Hotels
The Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam Offers Stunning Canalside Lodging
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12
World Living Condition Infographics
World Living Condition Infographics
Movehub Illustrates the Cost of Living Around the World
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11
Mobile Vacation Homes
Mobile Vacation Homes
Hristina Hristova's Mini Vacation Home is a Small House on Wheels
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10
Compact Camping Trailers
Compact Camping Trailers
The 'Vintage Overland' Trailer Allows Campers to Live Deep Within Nature
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9
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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8
Transparent Mountainside Pods
Transparent Mountainside Pods
These Peruvian Hotel Pods are Attached to the Side of a Rocky Cliff
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7
Luxe Floating Hotels
Luxe Floating Hotels
Serbia's Salt & Water Studio Transforms Catamarans Into Functional Rooms
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6
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Mezzanine Hotel Rooms Demonstrate Creative Shifts in Luxury Accommodation
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5
Infinity Pool Yachts
Infinity Pool Yachts
This Super-Yacht is Perfectly Symmetrical & Has a Pool Within the Ocean
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4
Compact Furniture Collections
Compact Furniture Collections
The Travelbox Set Moves Where You Move, Complete with a Bed and More
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3
Eco Jumbo Jets
Eco Jumbo Jets
The Progress Eagle Aircraft Seats 800 and Employs Sustainable Energy
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2
Life Drawing Parties
Life Drawing Parties
Toronto's Graphic Stallion Hosts Bachelorette, Retirement & Divorce Parties
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1
Mini DIY Homes
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
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