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Top 60 World Trends in April

From Curated Adventure Travel Services to District Discovery Apps

— April 23, 2016 — World
These April 2016 world trends range from curated adventure travel services to district discovery apps that are designed to appeal to curious tourists with an appreciation for sensory dining and shopping experiences.

When examining niche travel offerings, this month's notable examples include social travel services and virtual time travel apps that are more geared toward tech fans with a limited budget. Other standouts include self-serve airport luggage kiosks and connected transit buses that feature a complimentary wi-fi service for passengers. These particular examples speak to society's growing desire for convenient travel solutions and are geared toward on-the-go and connected Millennials.

Other April 2016 world trends include ultra luxe accommodation examples like self-cleaning airplane bathrooms and even luxury hotel farmers markets that offer fresh food fare to traveling foodies.
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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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59
Vacation Home Tax Partnerships
Vacation Home Tax Partnerships
A Partnership Between Airbnb and H&R Block Will Offer Discounts
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58
District-Discovery Apps
District-Discovery Apps
The Distrx Exploration App Uses Beacon Technology to Customize Information
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57
Backtracking Earth Hour Ads
Backtracking Earth Hour Ads
This Earth Hour 2016 Ad Shows a Woman in 2090 and Backtracks to Today
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56
Simulated Hospital Excursions
Simulated Hospital Excursions
Expedia Uses Livestreaming to Take Sick Kids on 'Dream Adventures'
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55
Democratized Mayoral Schedules
Democratized Mayoral Schedules
Citizens Help the Mayor of Heidelberg by Suggesting Projects Online
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54
Middle Eastern Bean Dips
Middle Eastern Bean Dips
Ful Medames is an Easy-to-Customize Fava Bean Dip
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53
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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52
Mediterranean Eggplant Dips
Mediterranean Eggplant Dips
Pelagonia's Malidzano is Like a Thinner Version of Baba Ganoush
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51
Pungent Fish Sauces
Pungent Fish Sauces
The Kampuchean Grill Sells a Convenient Version of Classic Thuk Prahok
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50
Self-Serve Rebooking Solutions
Self-Serve Rebooking Solutions
The Amadeus Ticket Changer Adds Features to Travel Agency Sites
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49
Payphone Tourism Campaigns
Payphone Tourism Campaigns
Brussels Tourism Was Promoted by Connecting Internet Users and Locals
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48
Travel Recommendation Coasters
Travel Recommendation Coasters
Star Alliance's #irecommend Helps Guests Find Others' Favorites
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47
Long-Distance Rideshares
Long-Distance Rideshares
The New UberPASSPORT Feature Helps Users Arrange Long-Distance Travel
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46
Automated Airline Check-Ins
Automated Airline Check-Ins
AirlineCheckins is a New Tech Tool from German Airline Lufthansa
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45
Cloud-Based Art Museums
Cloud-Based Art Museums
'IJC' is an Online Art Museum That Showcases "Cool Japan"
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44
Reversed Travel Search Engines
Reversed Travel Search Engines
Nightswapping Focuses on the User's City of Departure
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43
Robot Hotel Concierges
Robot Hotel Concierges
The Hilton Hotel Has Announced a Pilot Program with IBM Watson
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42
Social Icebreaker Apps
Social Icebreaker Apps
The Plane App Helps You Connect with New People with Less Awkwardness
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41
Self-Cleaning Airplane Bathrooms
Self-Cleaning Airplane Bathrooms
The Boeing Clean Lavatory Uses UV Light to Kill Germs
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40
Latin American Designer Agencies
Latin American Designer Agencies
Creo Consulting Helps Expose Latin Designers in the United States
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39
Interactive Booking Experiences
Interactive Booking Experiences
Jumeirah Inside Allows Users to Experience Hotels While Booking
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38
Last-Minute Hotel Apps
Last-Minute Hotel Apps
The DailyHotel App Helps Rushed Travelers Find Hotel Rooms
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37
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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36
Social Travel Apps
Social Travel Apps
The Gypsy Circle App Lets You Connect With Friends In Your Travel Destinations
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35
Frozen Juice Cans
Frozen Juice Cans
Freeze Juice Cambodia Makes Refreshing Beverages to Be Served Chilled
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34
Bookstore Rental Properties
Bookstore Rental Properties
The Open Book Airbnb Makes Guests Run the Business Downstairs
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33
Supersonic Airliner Startups
Supersonic Airliner Startups
Boom Technology's Airliner Will Be Faster Than the Concorde
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32
Soft Brand Hotel Chains
Soft Brand Hotel Chains
Hyatt Hotels' The Unbound Collection is Geared to Social Media Consumers
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31
Simplified Travel Insurance Packages
Simplified Travel Insurance Packages
This Travel Insurance Product is Designed for Millennials
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30
In-Flight Caviar Snacks
In-Flight Caviar Snacks
Japan's ANA Air Offers a Luxe Food Menu for Passengers
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29
Carbon-Free Flights
Carbon-Free Flights
The Laboratoire Océan Vital Offers Biofuel Plane Services With Zero Emissions
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28
P2P Shopping Services
P2P Shopping Services
ShopandBox's Global Shopping Service Helps Users Aquire Items from Anywhere
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27
Car Brand Hotel Suites
Car Brand Hotel Suites
Bentley Offers Owners Access to a Suite at the St. Regis Istanbul Hotel
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26
Overseas Shopping Networks
Overseas Shopping Networks
'Backpack' is a P2P Service That Connects Shoppers and World Travelers
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25
In-Suite Concierge Apps
In-Suite Concierge Apps
Slate is Replacing Hotel Concierges with Its New TV App
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24
Cranial Carriage Contraptions
Cranial Carriage Contraptions
The Head Loading Halo Facilitates Ergonomic Transportation of Water
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23
Cinematic Castaway Vacactions
Cinematic Castaway Vacactions
Docastaway Lets Consumers Pay to be Stranded on a Tropical Island
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22
Life-Size Birdhouse Accommodations
Life-Size Birdhouse Accommodations
The HomeAway Rental Room is Shaped Like a Bird's Nesting Ground
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21
Minimalist Millennial Hotels
Minimalist Millennial Hotels
Hilton's Tru Brand Rental Rooms Opt for a Bare Necessity Aesthetic
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20
Virtual Time-Travel Apps
Virtual Time-Travel Apps
This Virtual Reality App Lets You Witness Events From History
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19
Self-Serve Luggage Stations
Self-Serve Luggage Stations
India is Unveiling Automated Baggage Counters at Airports
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18
Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
ButlerPad is a Concierge App That Increases Self-Service Options
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17
Curated Adventure Travel Apps
Curated Adventure Travel Apps
The Lucky Trip App Curates Adventurous Last Minute Vacations
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16
Nudist Art Fair Tours
Nudist Art Fair Tours
This Art Cologne Tour Will Invite Participants to Strip Down
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15
Eclectic Hotel Chain Debuts
Eclectic Hotel Chain Debuts
The Cloud 7 Hotel in Istanbul Boasts an Ultramodern Interior
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14
Award-Winning Airport Restaurants
Award-Winning Airport Restaurants
The Jamie's Italian Gatwick Location Was Designed by Blacksheep
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13
Chic Hotel School Designs
Chic Hotel School Designs
The William Angliss International Hotel School is Located in Melbourne
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12
Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
This Shima Resort is a Part of the Aman Hospitality Chain
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11
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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10
Luxury Hotel Farmers Markets
Luxury Hotel Farmers Markets
The Rosewood London Has Launched a Weekly Farmers Market
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9
Mobile Festival Accommodations
Mobile Festival Accommodations
The 'Nearby' Mobile Hostel Expands to Offer Enhanced Amenities
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8
Stylish Smart Luggage
Stylish Smart Luggage
RADEN Combines Suitcases with an App for Convenient Features
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7
Sea Tree Planters
Sea Tree Planters
The TetraPOT is a Living Solution to Sea Defense Around the World
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6
Travel-Focused Jeans
Travel-Focused Jeans
The Aviator Travel Jeans Combine Comfort and Style with Security
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5
Discreet Expandable Pouches
Discreet Expandable Pouches
The SPIbelt Provides a useful Pocket to Store Valuables When On-the-Go
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4
Modernized Airplane Cabins
Modernized Airplane Cabins
The 'Airspace by Airbus' Cabin is Designed Around Comfort and Ambiance
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3
Collapsible Travel Bags
Collapsible Travel Bags
The Néit Suitcase Fold Down for Easy Storage
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2
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
The Woollip Travel Pillow Brings Comfort to Planes and Trains
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1
Sneaker Heritage Festival Venues
Sneaker Heritage Festival Venues
The Nike Air Max Con Hong Kong Event Shows the Shoe's History
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