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Top 25 Travel Ideas in May

From Passport-Free Travel Boarding to Reengineered Airline Beds

— May 27, 2017 — World
As the May 2017 travel trends reveal, there is an ongoing effort to make air travel a quicker, more comfortable and overall more seamless experience for travelers. This doesn't just mean reducing the stress of navigating a busy airport, but also making planes themselves more comfortable for passengers.

In terms of making airports run more efficiently, one of the most groundbreaking initiatives is the use of facial recognition technology. Currently in use at Heathrow airport, the process allows travelers to board without the need to continually show their passport.

Beyond the airport, the May 2017 travel trends also reveal an emphasis on elevating the in-flight experience. For instance, Hawaiian Airlines features upscale cabins that draw on elements of the island's spirit and traditions. Even more impressive is the Simba Air-Hybrid by Simba Sleep, which makes sleeping on an airplane more comfortable than ever before.
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Adventure Show Companion Sites
Adventure Show Companion Sites
'Explore Parts Unknown' Lets Anthony Bourdain Fans Dive Deeper
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Pinboard Theme Park Planners
Pinboard Theme Park Planners
Walt Disney World Created Specialized Pinterest Trip-Planning Tools
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Humorous Youth Travel Promotions
Humorous Youth Travel Promotions
Student Flights Shows Why People Should Travel Early in Life
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Guest Review Hotel Programs
Guest Review Hotel Programs
The Art Series Hotel Group Offers 'Reverse Reviews' to Benefit Guests
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Renter-Friendly Lock Systems
Renter-Friendly Lock Systems
HomeAway and August are Partnering to Make Rental Security Easier
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Passport-Free Travel Boarding
Passport-Free Travel Boarding
British Airways is Using Facial Recognition Tech on Passengers
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Airport-Analyzing Information Apps
Airport-Analyzing Information Apps
The 'Ment' Status App Informs Flyers of Wait Times and More
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Airport Loyalty Programs
Airport Loyalty Programs
Strata Club is a Travel Loyalty Program Specific to the Auckland Airport
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Sculptural Terminal Seats
Sculptural Terminal Seats
The 'Sea Cloud' Sculpture Offers an Artistic Touch with Public Seating
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Mobility-Aiding Airport Cars
Mobility-Aiding Airport Cars
The Studio Rotor 'Multimobby' Airport Vehicle Turns on the Spot
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Lavish Indian Resorts
Lavish Indian Resorts
The W Goa is the Luxury Hotel Brand's First Location in India
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VR Hotel Previews
VR Hotel Previews
Expedia is Envisioning the Future of Travel with Virtual Reality Listings
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Social Travel Networks
Social Travel Networks
'Nomo FOMO' Enables Social Travel Planning by Detailing Trips
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Atypical Tourism Ads
Atypical Tourism Ads
These Bizarre Illinois Travel Posters Encourage Chicago Residents to Explore
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Surprise Rewards Programs
Surprise Rewards Programs
Kimpton Hotels Offers Spontaneous 'Karma Credits' to Guests
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Hawaiian Airline Cabins
Hawaiian Airline Cabins
Hawaiian Airlines' New Cabin Design Incorporates Cultural Details
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Panoramic Airplane Windows
Panoramic Airplane Windows
Boeing's SkyView Panoramic Window Offers Picturesque Aerial Views
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Keyless Vacation Rentals
Keyless Vacation Rentals
August Home and HomeAway are Reshaping Access to Short-Term Rentals
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Instantaneous Translation Devices
Instantaneous Translation Devices
The 'Travis' Personal Translator Works with Over 80 Languages
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Pop-Up Beach Bars
Pop-Up Beach Bars
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Created a Luxurious Space to Watch Surfing
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Lifeguard Tower Hotels
Lifeguard Tower Hotels
This Beachside Hut in Tel Aviv is Now a Luxury Pop-Up Hotel
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Luxury Airline Cruises
Luxury Airline Cruises
The Crystal AirCruise Offers Luxury Amenities in a Boeing 777 Aircraft
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Millennial-Focused Neon Hostels
Millennial-Focused Neon Hostels
COO Hostel was Designed with Millennial Guests in Mind
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Reengineered Airline Beds
Reengineered Airline Beds
The Simba Air-Hybrid Focuses on Comfort for Sleeping on a Plane
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Beachside Bar Activations
Beachside Bar Activations
'Bomboras' is a Temporary Beachside Bar in Torquay, Australia
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