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Top 40 Travel Ideas in July

From VR Observation Scopes to Crowdsourced Discovery Apps

— July 23, 2016 — World
Whether it is a VR observation tower experience or a crowdsourced vacation discovery app, the July 2016 travel trends reveal that technology continues to makes travel easier and more accessible for consumers.

One of the most unique ways that technology is changing travel is by recreating different experiences in real time. Instead of flying halfway around the world, consumers can now immerse themselves in an exotic destination without ever leaving their home. One of the best examples of this shift is the 'See Thru Thailand' app, which uses VR and AR content to virtually transport users to Southeast Asia.

However, the July 2016 travel trends reveal that not all innovations that make travel more accessible are quite so high-tech. For instance, there is a new platform called 'FundMyTravel' that helps consumers crowdsource the money to take a vacation. Another innovative travel tool is SkyScanner's Facebook Messenger Bot, which helps consumers book affordable flights through the user-friendly chat interface.
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Open Data Transit Platforms
Open Data Transit Platforms
Transitland Offers an Aggregating Routing Service for App Developers
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Scandinavian Camping Apps
Scandinavian Camping Apps
The DK-Camp App Helps Danes and Tourists Identify Camping Sites
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38
Location-Texting Platforms
Location-Texting Platforms
Google Allows Message Notifications from Frequently Visited Places
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37
Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
The PHIND App Lets You Access Real-Time Community Updates About Places
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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
Comedian-Cast Hotel Commercials
Comedian-Cast Hotel Commercials
These Travel Accommodation Ads Star Jane Lynch and Bobby Lee
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34
Destination-Promoting Suitcases
Destination-Promoting Suitcases
This Airport Advertising Campaign is a Cost-Effective Solution
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33
Olympic Snapshot Campaigns
Olympic Snapshot Campaigns
LA is Engaging Snapchat Users in a Bid for an Upcoming Summer Olympics
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32
Highway-Highlighting Apps
Highway-Highlighting Apps
This App Helps Commuters Navigate Services Along the Indian Highway
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31
Welcoming Airline Ads
Welcoming Airline Ads
This Air Canada Campaign Appeals to Americans Flying to Canada
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30
Croatian-Themed Sailing Events
Croatian-Themed Sailing Events
This Air Transat Event Celebrated the New Direct Flight to Zagreb
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29
Luggage-Collecting Robots
Luggage-Collecting Robots
'Leo' is an Autonomous Bot That Cares for the Geneva Airport's Luggage
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28
Chinese Room Booking Sites
Chinese Room Booking Sites
Xiaozhu is a Chinese Booking Service for Short-Term Room Rentals
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27
Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
FundMyTravels Helps Millennials Raise Money For Their Ideal Vacations
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26
Geotagged Travel Platforms
Geotagged Travel Platforms
Travel Storytelling App Tripstr Makes it Easier to Share Your Trips
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25
Comical Anti-Theft Tags
Comical Anti-Theft Tags
The Inventive Travel Luggage Tags Use Humor to Discourage Stealing
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24
People-Powered Travel Apps
People-Powered Travel Apps
'People Make Places' is a Travel City Guide Centered Around People
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23
Beneficial Airline Loyalty Programs
Beneficial Airline Loyalty Programs
The Emirates Skywards Plan Helps Members Earn Rewards Faster
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22
Comprehensive Chinese Amusement Parks
Comprehensive Chinese Amusement Parks
The Wanda Cultural Tourism City is a City-Sized Theme Park
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21
Travel-Friendly Coffee Makers
Travel-Friendly Coffee Makers
This Insulated Coffee Maker Ideal for Picnics and Camping Trips
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20
Sporty Landmark Accomodations
Sporty Landmark Accomodations
This Luxury Eiffel Tower Apartment Was Designed for the UEFA Euro
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19
Grooming Weekend Kits
Grooming Weekend Kits
Mr Porter's 'Want Les Essentiels Wash Bag' Includes a Luxe Travel Ticket
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18
VR Observation Scopes
VR Observation Scopes
At the Tokyo Skytree, Exclusive VR Experiences Will Be Offered on Rainy Days
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AI Travel Bots
AI Travel Bots
The 'Sure' Facebook Messenger Bot Acts Like a Digital Travel Guide
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Flight-Booking Bots
Flight-Booking Bots
The SkyScanner Facebook Messenger Bot Helps Travelers Book Flights
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15
Kid-Friendly City Guides
Kid-Friendly City Guides
ZigZag's City Guide for Kids Comes in a Fun and Educational Kit
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14
Luxurious Business Class Cabins
Luxurious Business Class Cabins
United Airlines Has Revealed Its Revamped Business Class Cabins
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13
Travel Security Systems
Travel Security Systems
'TripSafe' Introduces a Portable Security System for Use Away from Home
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12
Stair-Climbing Luggage
Stair-Climbing Luggage
This Electronic Suitcase is More Easy to Transport Than Most
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11
Airport GIF Stations
Airport GIF Stations
Easyjet and Stansted Airport Set Up a Real-Time Departure Board at a Subway
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10
Metaphorical World Maps
Metaphorical World Maps
This Artist Uses a Re-Imagined Map of the World To Promote His Passion
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9
DIY Airplane Headphones
DIY Airplane Headphones
These Newly Proposed Airplane Headphones are Extremely Compact
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8
Updated Urban Scooters
Updated Urban Scooters
The 'Halfbike' Was Revamped to Be More Efficient and User-Friendly
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7
Augmented Reality Travel Apps
Augmented Reality Travel Apps
The 'See Thru Thailand' App Uses VR Content to Promote Tourism
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6
Private Cabana Suites
Private Cabana Suites
This Hotel Offers Private Cabanas for Residents
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5
Restored Eco-Friendly Hotels
Restored Eco-Friendly Hotels
This Luxury Hotel Was Once an Inn That Housed Power Plant Workers
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4
Stair-Climbing Suitcases
Stair-Climbing Suitcases
The 'TraxPack' Carry-On Cases Feature Tank-Inspired Tracks for Stairs
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3
Promotional Escape Rooms
Promotional Escape Rooms
This Escape Room Challenge Highlights a New Norwegian Airlines Route
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2
Promotional Floating Apartments
Promotional Floating Apartments
This Airbnb Was Created with Disney Pixar for 'Finding Dory'
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Otherworldly Travel Ads
Otherworldly Travel Ads
These Ads for Azul Airlines Show the Ease of Discovering New Worlds
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