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Top 47 Travel Ideas in April

From Soft Brand Hotel Chains to Interactive Booking Experiences

— April 23, 2016 — World
The top April 2016 travel ideas highlight the progression toward experience-based travel and the influence of social media culture on traditional vacation habits.

The Hyatt Hotels hospitality brand recently announced an Instagram-inspired travel series that hopes to capitalize on the interest of perfectly capturing each moment of vacation for the social media world. The new series of hotels will cater to the aesthetic-focused consumer and will strive to deliver an experience marked by contemporary design, indulgent amenities and curated one-of-a-kind excursions.

Developed in collaboration between the luxury hotel brand and Google, Jumeirah Inside is an interactive booking platform that allows travelers to take a 360-degree tour of the luxurious suites they wish to book before committing to one in particular.
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Vacation Home Tax Partnerships
Vacation Home Tax Partnerships
A Partnership Between Airbnb and H&R Block Will Offer Discounts
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Search Engine Trip Planners
Search Engine Trip Planners
The 'Destinations on Google' Travel Tool Makes Planning Trips Seamless
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Adventurous Layover Apps
Adventurous Layover Apps
The Layover with a Local App Connects Passengers with a Local Tour Guide
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District-Discovery Apps
District-Discovery Apps
The Distrx Exploration App Uses Beacon Technology to Customize Information
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Simulated Hospital Excursions
Simulated Hospital Excursions
Expedia Uses Livestreaming to Take Sick Kids on 'Dream Adventures'
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Celebrity Chef Food Tours
Celebrity Chef Food Tours
This Tel Aviv Food Tour is Led by Famous Israeli Chef Gil Hovav
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Payphone Tourism Campaigns
Payphone Tourism Campaigns
Brussels Tourism Was Promoted by Connecting Internet Users and Locals
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Long-Distance Rideshares
Long-Distance Rideshares
The New UberPASSPORT Feature Helps Users Arrange Long-Distance Travel
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Affordable Charging Suitcases
Affordable Charging Suitcases
The Away Carry-On Offers a Portable Battery for on-the-Go Tech Use
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Travel Recommendation Coasters
Travel Recommendation Coasters
Star Alliance's #irecommend Helps Guests Find Others' Favorites
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Automated Airline Check-Ins
Automated Airline Check-Ins
AirlineCheckins is a New Tech Tool from German Airline Lufthansa
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Democratic Airline Stunts
Democratic Airline Stunts
JetBlue's 'Reach Across the Aisle' Encourages People to Come Together
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Reversed Travel Search Engines
Reversed Travel Search Engines
Nightswapping Focuses on the User's City of Departure
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Social Icebreaker Apps
Social Icebreaker Apps
The Plane App Helps You Connect with New People with Less Awkwardness
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Self-Serve Rebooking Solutions
Self-Serve Rebooking Solutions
The Amadeus Ticket Changer Adds Features to Travel Agency Sites
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Self-Cleaning Airplane Bathrooms
Self-Cleaning Airplane Bathrooms
The Boeing Clean Lavatory Uses UV Light to Kill Germs
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Public Wi-Fi-Equipped Buses
Public Wi-Fi-Equipped Buses
Future NYC Buses Will Feature USB Charging Ports and Wi-Fi Connection
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Last-Minute Hotel Apps
Last-Minute Hotel Apps
The DailyHotel App Helps Rushed Travelers Find Hotel Rooms
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Robot Hotel Concierges
Robot Hotel Concierges
The Hilton Hotel Has Announced a Pilot Program with IBM Watson
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Social Travel Apps
Social Travel Apps
The Gypsy Circle App Lets You Connect With Friends In Your Travel Destinations
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Supersonic Airliner Startups
Supersonic Airliner Startups
Boom Technology's Airliner Will Be Faster Than the Concorde
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Soft Brand Hotel Chains
Soft Brand Hotel Chains
Hyatt Hotels' The Unbound Collection is Geared to Social Media Consumers
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Simplified Travel Insurance Packages
Simplified Travel Insurance Packages
This Travel Insurance Product is Designed for Millennials
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Interactive Booking Experiences
Interactive Booking Experiences
Jumeirah Inside Allows Users to Experience Hotels While Booking
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Carbon-Free Flights
Carbon-Free Flights
The Laboratoire Océan Vital Offers Biofuel Plane Services With Zero Emissions
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In-Flight Caviar Snacks
In-Flight Caviar Snacks
Japan's ANA Air Offers a Luxe Food Menu for Passengers
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Cinematic Castaway Vacactions
Cinematic Castaway Vacactions
Docastaway Lets Consumers Pay to be Stranded on a Tropical Island
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In-Suite Concierge Apps
In-Suite Concierge Apps
Slate is Replacing Hotel Concierges with Its New TV App
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Overseas Shopping Networks
Overseas Shopping Networks
'Backpack' is a P2P Service That Connects Shoppers and World Travelers
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Virtual Time-Travel Apps
Virtual Time-Travel Apps
This Virtual Reality App Lets You Witness Events From History
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Nudist Art Fair Tours
Nudist Art Fair Tours
This Art Cologne Tour Will Invite Participants to Strip Down
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Curated Adventure Travel Apps
Curated Adventure Travel Apps
The Lucky Trip App Curates Adventurous Last Minute Vacations
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Self-Serve Luggage Stations
Self-Serve Luggage Stations
India is Unveiling Automated Baggage Counters at Airports
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Award-Winning Airport Restaurants
Award-Winning Airport Restaurants
The Jamie's Italian Gatwick Location Was Designed by Blacksheep
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Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
ButlerPad is a Concierge App That Increases Self-Service Options
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Eclectic Hotel Chain Debuts
Eclectic Hotel Chain Debuts
The Cloud 7 Hotel in Istanbul Boasts an Ultramodern Interior
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On-Demand Concierge Apps
On-Demand Concierge Apps
The Bellhop App Functions as a Personal Concierge
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Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
This Shima Resort is a Part of the Aman Hospitality Chain
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Self-Inflating Sleeping Bags
Self-Inflating Sleeping Bags
The Bundle Bed is a Sleeker Version of a Sleeping Bag made for Travel
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Mobile Festival Accommodations
Mobile Festival Accommodations
The 'Nearby' Mobile Hostel Expands to Offer Enhanced Amenities
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VR Airplane Entertainment Systems
VR Airplane Entertainment Systems
The Skylights Theater In-Flight Entertainment System is Savvy
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Discreet Expandable Pouches
Discreet Expandable Pouches
The SPIbelt Provides a useful Pocket to Store Valuables When On-the-Go
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Modernized Airplane Cabins
Modernized Airplane Cabins
The 'Airspace by Airbus' Cabin is Designed Around Comfort and Ambiance
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Collapsible Travel Bags
Collapsible Travel Bags
The Néit Suitcase Fold Down for Easy Storage
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Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
The Woollip Travel Pillow Brings Comfort to Planes and Trains
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