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Top 40 Travel Ideas in August

From Sleep-Inducing Hotels to Underground Art Tours

— August 28, 2016 — World
As the August 2016 travel ideas demonstrate, consumers are no longer content with traditional vacations. Indeed, in the age of social media, there is a growing demand for unique and unconventional vacations.

One of the biggest shifts in the travel industry has been the rise of niche hotels. Instead of simply giving guests a place to rest their head, these accommodations provide full-fledged travel experiences. Some examples of niche lodgings include sleep-inducing hotels, communal campground retreats and social good hotels.

The August 2016 travel trends also demonstrate that consumers are looking for interesting travel experiences outside of their hotels as well. One example is Transport for London's guided art tours, which take place entirely underground. Another example is the BC Ale Trail, which gives craft beer lovers a chance to sample different brews from across British Columbia.
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Coastal Community Apps
Coastal Community Apps
This Nerja Guide App Helps You Discover the Costa del Sol's Delights
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Heartwarming Airport Ads
Heartwarming Airport Ads
Heathrow Celebrates 70 Years of Travel with Its 'First Flight' Ad
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38
Open Data Transit Platforms
Open Data Transit Platforms
Transitland Offers an Aggregating Routing Service for App Developers
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37
Educational Tourism Apps
Educational Tourism Apps
The Visit New Jersey App Aims to Boost Tourism Numbers
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36
Overseas Data Deals
Overseas Data Deals
This T-Mobile Plan Offers Travelling Consumers Unlimited Data in Europe
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35
Tech-Friendly Metropolitan Subways
Tech-Friendly Metropolitan Subways
The New York Subway System is Slated to Get a Tech Boost
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34
Word-Based Address Algorithms
Word-Based Address Algorithms
The what3words System Communicates Location with Word Addresses
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33
Connective Travel Apps
Connective Travel Apps
The Group Connect App Lets Users Track Their Friends Using GPS
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32
Comedian-Cast Hotel Commercials
Comedian-Cast Hotel Commercials
These Travel Accommodation Ads Star Jane Lynch and Bobby Lee
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31
Beautified Walking Itineraries
Beautified Walking Itineraries
The 'Pretty Streets' App Gives Users a Beautiful Walk
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30
Sleep-Inducing Hotels
Sleep-Inducing Hotels
The Conceptual 'Slumber Hotel' Collects Dream Data Through Sleep Pods
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29
Exploratory Ale Tastings
Exploratory Ale Tastings
The 'BC Ale Trail' Encourages the Discovery of Products and Places
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28
Airplane Ticket Budgeting Services
Airplane Ticket Budgeting Services
'Airfordable' Pre-Buys Tickets and Lets Users Pay Over Time
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27
Travel-Marked Ceramics
Travel-Marked Ceramics
This Ceramic Project Makes Shipping Part of the Production These Vases
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26
Customizable Hotel Bookings
Customizable Hotel Bookings
GLH Hotels' Site Encourages Guests to 'Choose Your Own Room'
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25
Anti-Tourist Photo Collections
Anti-Tourist Photo Collections
The 'Volte-Face' Series Showcases the Reverse of Famous Monuments
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24
AI Travel Apps
AI Travel Apps
The 'Radar' App from Yahoo Makes Smart Travel Recommendations
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23
Rapid Tube-Based Commuting
Rapid Tube-Based Commuting
Hyperloop One Hopes to Connect Helinski to Stockholm in 30 Minutes
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22
AI Travel Agents
AI Travel Agents
'Hello Hipmunk' is a Smart Assistant Powered by Artificial Intelligence
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21
Eid-Themed Hotel Packages
Eid-Themed Hotel Packages
The Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt Caters to Luxury-Loving Muslim Travelers
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20
Friendly Hostel Spaces
Friendly Hostel Spaces
This Eccentric Hostel Encourages Interaction Between Guests
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19
AI Travel Bots
AI Travel Bots
The 'Sure' Facebook Messenger Bot Acts Like a Digital Travel Guide
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18
Underground Art Tours
Underground Art Tours
'The Art Tube Map' is the TfL's Guide to Art in the Subways of London
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Branded Airline Geofilters
Branded Airline Geofilters
Virgin America's Geofilter Frames Selfies with Tinted Airplane Windows
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Recycled Travel Bags
Recycled Travel Bags
These Luxury Bags Are Made From Recycled Airplane Seats
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15
Spacious Airplane Seats
Spacious Airplane Seats
Bombardier C-Series Offer a Wider Middle Seat to Suit Taller Travellers
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14
Long-Lasting Travel Cosmetics
Long-Lasting Travel Cosmetics
The 'trèStiQue' Makeup Line Offers Easy, Lasting Coverage
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13
High-Flying Beer Collaborations
High-Flying Beer Collaborations
Heineken & KLM Will Be Serving Draught Beer on Flights to Rio
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12
Communal Campground Retreats
Communal Campground Retreats
This Campground Was Designed to Be Friendly to Travelers and Nomads
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11
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage
These Discarded Aircraft Seats Were Made Into Luxe 'PLANE' Luggage
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10
Interactive Passport Encyclopedias
Interactive Passport Encyclopedias
'Passport Index' Tells Users What Rights Their Passports Afford
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9
Metaphorical World Maps
Metaphorical World Maps
This Artist Uses a Re-Imagined Map of the World To Promote His Passion
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8
Airport-Inspired Shops
Airport-Inspired Shops
'The Clearport' Turns Terminals and Security Lines into Positive Designs
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7
Clear Rolling Suitcases
Clear Rolling Suitcases
This Transparent Suitcase Displays the User's Belongings Front and Center
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6
Cheeky Tourism Campaigns
Cheeky Tourism Campaigns
Bowen Island Urges People to "Tell Your Friends It's Awful Here"
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5
Social Good Hotels
Social Good Hotels
Every Facet of 'The Purpose Hotel' Supports Meaningful Causes in the World
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4
Partition-Free Hotel Rooms
Partition-Free Hotel Rooms
This Open Air Hotel Room is in the Middle of the Swiss Alps
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3
Functional Luxury Luggage
Functional Luxury Luggage
The New Louis Vuitton Roller Luggage Was Designed By Apple's Design VP
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2
Modular Travel Bags
Modular Travel Bags
The 'Arcido Bag' is Specifically Designed for Carry-On Luggage
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Multi-Feature Travel Sets
Multi-Feature Travel Sets
The 'Nomatic' Bag's Multiple Features Make It Perfect for Backpacking
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