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Top 55 Travel Trends in May

From Fashionable Tourism Promotions to Experiential Japanese Feasts

— May 31, 2015 — World
April saw a lot of hilarious pranks in the travel industry and this sense of playfulness and creativity can still be seen throughout the top May 2015 travel trends. With the energy and life of spring in the air, this should come as no surprise. Consumers are gearing up for their summer trips and companies are gearing up to surpass their expectations.

Some have gone above and beyond the call of duty in these top May 2015 travel trends. While one airline decided to glamorize the traditional in-flight safety instructions, another decided to create a one-of-a-kind publicity stunt campaign that involved augmented reality and the power of the brain. 49 people walked away with tickets to the dream destination through it.
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Virtual Vacation Pranks
Virtual Vacation Pranks
The Park Inn by Radisson's E-Scapes Offers Social Media Vacations
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54
Playful Kids Headphones
Playful Kids Headphones
Parents Can Tune Out Noise or Entertain Children with This Technology
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53
Flight Finding Marketplaces
Flight Finding Marketplaces
Flightfox's Expert Service Guarantees You the Best Cheap Flights
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52
Effortless Booking Apps
Effortless Booking Apps
The Class Travel App is So User-Friendly It Can Be Used Midair
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51
Futuristic Travel Stunts
Futuristic Travel Stunts
The S7 Airlines Campaign Granted Free Trips Using Brainwave Headset
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50
Off-Roading Survival Guides
Off-Roading Survival Guides
The Infographic Offers Survival Tips for Road Trips That Are Dangerous
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49
Travel-Specific Smartphones
Travel-Specific Smartphones
IconQ Q5.5 Allows for Flexible Communication When Other Countries
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48
Baby Travel Apps
Baby Travel Apps
The Baby Travel Planner App Helps You Stay Organized and Relaxed
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47
Airplane Sanitizing Systems
Airplane Sanitizing Systems
Germfalcon is a Robot that Safely Kills Bacteria with UV-C Light
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46
All-Bed Airline Hoaxes
All-Bed Airline Hoaxes
BLOC Hotels' Bed on an Airplane Prank is Still Just a Dream
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45
Social Travel Extensions
Social Travel Extensions
momoondo's ClickTwo Travel Increases the Ease of Online Travel Booking
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44
Localized Video Travel Guidebooks
Localized Video Travel Guidebooks
Ditch Hefty Travel Guide Books for These Convenient Videos
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43
Globetrotting Snack Bags
Globetrotting Snack Bags
Transavia Airlines' Potato Chip Bags Satisfy Cravings and Wanderlust
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42
E-Retailer Travel Sites
E-Retailer Travel Sites
Amazon Destinations is the Latest Project from the Online Marketplace
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41
Baggage-Claim Wearable Tech
Baggage-Claim Wearable Tech
SITA Lab Introduces Smart Glasses on Ramps to Lessen Lost Luggage
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40
Turkish Travel Infographics
Turkish Travel Infographics
This Infographic Documents Turkish Ruins Turned Tourist Hotspots
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39
Travel Management Apps
Travel Management Apps
TripCase Keeps People's Itineraries in Order to Avoid Unnecessary Mishaps
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38
Automated Accommodation Comparisons
Automated Accommodation Comparisons
DreamCheaper Makes Cheap Hotel Reservations On Your Behalf
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37
Experiential Japanese Feasts
Experiential Japanese Feasts
The Peace Kitchen Shares Japanese Food and Culture Traditions
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36
Travel Baby Backpacks
Travel Baby Backpacks
Osprey's Poco Child Carriers Provide Comfort and Free Up Hands
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35
Regional Rental Platforms
Regional Rental Platforms
CanadaStays is the Largest Vacation Rental Site in Canada
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34
Helmet-Mounted WiFi
Helmet-Mounted WiFi
The iON Air Pro 3 Wearable WiFi Camera is Perfect for Adventure Travel
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33
Airline Seating Pranks
Airline Seating Pranks
WestJet SmartSeats Commercial Fakes Self-Boarding Chairs for April Fool’s
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32
Jet Lag-Avoiding Guides
Jet Lag-Avoiding Guides
This Infographic Contains Tips on Beating Jet Lag When Travelling Far
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31
Glamorous In-Flight Safety Videos
Glamorous In-Flight Safety Videos
Air France Creates a Chic Alternative to Mundane Safety Demos
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30
Pet Passenger Trackers
Pet Passenger Trackers
Delta is Offering Free Pet Tracking to Flyers Travelling with Animals
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29
Convenient Formula Containers
Convenient Formula Containers
This Stacked Formula Container is Perfect for Parents On-the-Go
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28
Solar Travel Pods
Solar Travel Pods
The Spartan Superways' Futuristic Transportation Units Free Up Road Space
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27
Artistic Travel Anthologies
Artistic Travel Anthologies
The Jaunt is Releasing a Hardcover Book Documenting Ten Journeys
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26
Wine-Themed Hotels
Wine-Themed Hotels
The Lodge at Columbia Point in Washington State Will Be Wine-Centric
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25
Fashionable Tourism Promotions
Fashionable Tourism Promotions
ASOS Uses Fashion to Highlight Travel to Ireland
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24
In-Flight Meditation Programs
In-Flight Meditation Programs
British Airways Aims to Mindfully Improve Passenger Well-Being
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23
Refurbished Avian Accommodations
Refurbished Avian Accommodations
This Converted Helicopter is Apart of a New England Resort
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22
Wristworn Travel Apps
Wristworn Travel Apps
easyJet's Mobile Travel App Caters to Apple Watch Users
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21
Money-Making Travel Tips
Money-Making Travel Tips
Baltic Travel Company's Infographic is on Earning Money While Travelling
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20
Trip-Planning Social Networks
Trip-Planning Social Networks
Yourope is a New Way to Plan Off-the-Beaten Path Travel Adventures
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19
Mobile Travel Journal Apps
Mobile Travel Journal Apps
The Start-Up Polarsteps is Revolutionizing the Way We Track our Travels
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18
Sun Protection Jewelry
Sun Protection Jewelry
JUNE is a Wearable Aid to Monitor Sun Exposure
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17
Dynamic Destination Branding
Dynamic Destination Branding
The New National Park Branding for Norway Was Created by Snohetta
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16
Toy-Themed Accommodations
Toy-Themed Accommodations
The LEGOLAND Hotel Winter Haven is Perfect for Family Getaways
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15
Remote Traveling Infographics
Remote Traveling Infographics
This Infographic Helps Travelers Navigate the Australian Outback
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14
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
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13
Private Commuter Pods
Private Commuter Pods
The Japan Rail Co.'s Travel Pod Aims to Reduce Congestion on Public Transit
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12
Luxe Flight Services
Luxe Flight Services
The Etihad Residences Class Mimics Expensive Hotel Accomodations
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11
In-Flight Comfort Charts
In-Flight Comfort Charts
This Air Travel Guide Includes Performing Seven Exercises on Planes
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10
Portable Pop-Up Cribs
Portable Pop-Up Cribs
BabyBjorn's Travel Crib Light Has a Compact Design That Packs Flat
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9
Travel Wishlist Apps
Travel Wishlist Apps
Eighty Compiles Your Dream Destinations and Helps You Get There
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8
Designer-Furnished Airports
Designer-Furnished Airports
Japanese Lifestyle Brand Muji Decorated Narita Airport's New Terminal
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7
Backpack BBQ Grills
Backpack BBQ Grills
The GoBQ is a Foldable Fabric Grill That Can Withstand High Temperatures
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6
Staggered Airplane Seating
Staggered Airplane Seating
Cozy Suite by Thompson Aero Seating Makes Booking Middle Seats Better
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5
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
The Belgraves Thompson Hotel in London is Sophisticated Hospitality
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4
Quirky Beer Hotels
Quirky Beer Hotels
The Dogfish Inn is a Charming Beer Tourist Attraction in Delaware
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3
Palatial Converted Jetliners
Palatial Converted Jetliners
The World's First Private 747-8 Jet Boasts an Opulent Interior
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2
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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1
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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