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Top 40 Travel Ideas in July

From Canadian Pod Hotels to Lavish Sleeper Trains

— July 30, 2017 — World
As the July 2017 travel trends reveal, consumers are increasingly looking beyond basic hotels when they book accommodations abroad.

While hostels have always been a cheaper alternative to hotels, many consumers are looking for even more affordable options. For instance, Singapore's Met A Space Pods offer a number of luxury tech amenities inside tiny sleeping pods. Similarly, the Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistle provides ski buffs with a tiny, but affordable, place to spend the night.

Of course, not all alternative accommodations involve sleeping in tight quarters. As the July 2017 travel trends reveal, consumers are also looking to maximize their travel time by sleeping while en route to their next location. As a result, sleeper trains like the ones found on the Belmond Andean Explorer have become a popular option.
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Refugee Homeshare Programs
Refugee Homeshare Programs
Airbnb's Open Homes Connects Refugees with Short-Term Living Spaces
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Suitcase Drop-Off Services
Suitcase Drop-Off Services
Ebco Cloak's Suitcase Storage Lets Travelers Drop Bags at Shops & Cafes
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Real-Time Translation Apps
Real-Time Translation Apps
Hostelworld's App Now Includes a 'Speak the World' Feature
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Implanted Microchip Tickets
Implanted Microchip Tickets
Transit Operator SJ is Testing Ticket Validation via NFC Microchips
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Multisensory Cruise Ship Lounges
Multisensory Cruise Ship Lounges
Ponant's Blue Eye Lounge is Accented With Interactive Tech
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Solar Eclipse-Focused Cruises
Solar Eclipse-Focused Cruises
The Royal Caribbean Total Eclipse Cruise Sails on August 20
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Travel Community Magazines
Travel Community Magazines
Airbnb Launched a Global Travel Magazine Called 'Airbnbmag'
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Impermeable Exploration Luggage
Impermeable Exploration Luggage
The Front Runner Monsoon Bag is Both Water and Dustproof
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Cruise Ship Music Festivals
Cruise Ship Music Festivals
'Anchored 2017' is a Floating Festival Hosted by Unique Cruise
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Surprise Travel Platforms
Surprise Travel Platforms
'Weekendia' Offers Travel Trips That are Revealed Just Before Departure
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Historic Mexican Guest Houses
Historic Mexican Guest Houses
The Ignacia Guest House Offers a Luxurious Home-Like Environment
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National Park Bandanas
National Park Bandanas
These National Park Bandanas Act as Stylish Wearable Maps
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Cryptocurrency Airline Payments
Cryptocurrency Airline Payments
Peach Aviation Now Lets Travelers Pay with Bitcoin for Flights
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Inflatable In-Flight Hammocks
Inflatable In-Flight Hammocks
'Fly Legs Up' Hammocks Make Long-Haul Coach Flights More Bearable
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Disney Character Deck Parties
Disney Character Deck Parties
Disney Cruises' Marvel Day at Sea Brings Marvel Characters to Life
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Nomadic Finance Apps
Nomadic Finance Apps
The Combine App Makes Banking Easier for Frequent Travellers and Expats
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Caribbean Cruise Festivals
Caribbean Cruise Festivals
The Holy Ship! Tour Will Allow EDM Fans to Travel to a Private Island
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Self-Boarding Airport Systems
Self-Boarding Airport Systems
JetBlue is Testing a Paperless, Facial Recognition Boarding System
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Spontaneous Flight Deals
Spontaneous Flight Deals
Lufthansa Surprise Will Fly You to an Unknown Destination at a Discount
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Millennial-Only River Cruises
Millennial-Only River Cruises
'U by Uniworld' is Exclusively for Those 21 to 45 Years of Age
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Wine-Themed Motels
Wine-Themed Motels
The June Motel Promotes Wine and Wellness
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Cruise Ship Water Parks
Cruise Ship Water Parks
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks is a Whimsical Water Park Aboard the Carnival Horizon
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Smart Hotel Rooms
Smart Hotel Rooms
Best Western is Experimenting with Adding Amazon Dot to Suites
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In-Airport Gaming Stations
In-Airport Gaming Stations
Nintendo Opened a Free Gaming Area in Kansai International Airport
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Hospitality Concierge Smartphones
Hospitality Concierge Smartphones
Momo is a Mobile Concierge for International Travellers
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Cartoon-Themed Luggage
Cartoon-Themed Luggage
The New Minions Suitcase Collection from Away is Chic Yet Adorable
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Nature-Focused Hotel Rebrands
Nature-Focused Hotel Rebrands
The Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan Presents the Chain's New Image
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Customizable Minibar Packages
Customizable Minibar Packages
Marriott is Giving Guests More Choice on What's in Hotel Minibars
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Fitness-Focused Cruises
Fitness-Focused Cruises
Blue World Offers Health-Minded Individuals Relaxing and Rewarding Trips
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Campsite Rental Services
Campsite Rental Services
Tentrr is Like Airbnb for Spending a Night Under the Stars
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Space-Themed Sleeping Pods
Space-Themed Sleeping Pods
'Met A Space Pods' are the World's Tiniest Hotel Rooms
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Lavish Sleeper Trains
Lavish Sleeper Trains
The Belmond Andean Explorer is a Luxury Hotel Inside a Train
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Canadian Pod Hotels
Canadian Pod Hotels
The Pangea Hotel in Whistler Will Take Cues from Japanese Capsule Hotels
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Travel-Themed Selfie Walls
Travel-Themed Selfie Walls
The #DeltaDatingWall Presents a Photo-Op for Online Daters
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Expanding Carry-On Suitcases
Expanding Carry-On Suitcases
The 'XTEND' Suitcase Shifts Size to Shrink or Grow as You Need
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VR Train Tours
VR Train Tours
The Grand Journey from Bombay Sapphire Takes Guests on a Virtual Tour
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Transportable Hotel Rooms
Transportable Hotel Rooms
The Hyperloop Hotel Concept Moves Hotel Rooms Between Cities
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Travel Door Alarms
Travel Door Alarms
The Lewis N. Clark Travel Door Alarm Provides Peace of Mind on the Go
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Yacht-Style Hotels Rooms
Yacht-Style Hotels Rooms
New York's Public Hotel Boasts Simple Rooms "Like Cabins on a Yacht"
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