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Top 55 Travel Trends in October

From Pre-Flight Meal Apps to Shire-Inspired Accommodations

— October 12, 2015 — World
The top October 2015 travel trends include everything from innovative concept hotels to gamechanging pre-flight meal-ordering apps.

Located just outside of Deadwood, South Dakota, the Treehouse by Gordon Mack is a Lord of the Rings-inspired guest house that pays homage to the fictitious Shire abodes. The Middle Earth-themed treehouse is actually on the larger Chateau de Soleil country estate and speaks to serious fandom.

An app that has the power to change the perception of airline dining, Air Grub is an application that gives travelers the chance to pre-order dishes from terminal restaurants, allowing them to simply grab and go while on the way to their gate. Since the meals can be brought on the flight, the app is essential when avoiding costly airline menus.

The top October 2015 travel trends showcase the changing scope of travel and the role of mobile is improving overall customer experience.
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Hazardous Weather Apps
Hazardous Weather Apps
'PocketWatch' Send Users Weather Notifications About Dangerous Areas
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54
Free Tourist Flight Stopovers
Free Tourist Flight Stopovers
Air Canada Now Allows Flyers to Have a Free Layover in Toronto
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53
Advisory American Tourism Guides
Advisory American Tourism Guides
This Infographic Lists US Travel Destinations Based on Weather
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52
Kyoto Travel Guides
Kyoto Travel Guides
This Simple Infographic Shows the Do's and Don't's of Visiting Kyoto
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51
Spontaneous Flight Apps
Spontaneous Flight Apps
The Corner App Finds Flights Based on Destination or Price
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50
Parisian-Themed Zoetropes
Parisian-Themed Zoetropes
This Zoetrope Was Created to Simulate Travel for an Airbnb Campaign
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49
Record-Breaking Rollercoasters
Record-Breaking Rollercoasters
The Valravn Dive Rollercoaster is Coming to Cedar Point in May 2016
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48
Virtual Tourism Illustrations
Virtual Tourism Illustrations
Lehel Kovacs Uses Google Street View to Share Worldy Experiences
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47
Locally Curated Tours
Locally Curated Tours
The Airbnb New York City Map is Created and Guided by Local Hosts
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46
Orbital Travel Backpacks
Orbital Travel Backpacks
The Wolffepack Improves Travel with a Revolutionary Swinging System
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45
Subway Prediction Algorithms
Subway Prediction Algorithms
This Algorithm Can Predict Subway Delays Two Hours Before They Happen
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44
Underground City Travelators
Underground City Travelators
This Proposal Turns London's Underground Tube into a Moving Walkway
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43
Longform Digital Travel Magazines
Longform Digital Travel Magazines
Beyond is the New Digital Installment of the St Regis Magazine
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42
Luxury Hotel-Booking Platforms
Luxury Hotel-Booking Platforms
This Service Allows Customers to Book Exclusive Hotel Suites
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41
Offline Travel Campaigns
Offline Travel Campaigns
The #OneDayOffline Ad Encourages Travelers to Live in the Moment
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40
Televisual Travel Apps
Televisual Travel Apps
Airbnb Rentals are Now Brought to Life Through Apple TV
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39
Global Meal-Sharing Platforms
Global Meal-Sharing Platforms
This Service Allows Users to Enjoy a Home-Cooked Dinner Abroad
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38
Members-Only Flight Clubs
Members-Only Flight Clubs
Beacon Makes Exclusive Semi-Private Flights Between New York and Boston
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37
Virtual Reality Coffee Tours
Virtual Reality Coffee Tours
This Nescafe 360-Degree Video Showcases International Coffee Growers
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36
Adventure-Based Crowdfunding Platforms
Adventure-Based Crowdfunding Platforms
This Service Helps Users Fund Their Outdoor Endeavors
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35
Tourist-Targeted Selfie Campaigns
Tourist-Targeted Selfie Campaigns
This App Makes It Easier for Visitors to Take Vacation Selfies
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34
Room Service Vinyl Menus
Room Service Vinyl Menus
The W London Offers a Curated Selection of Vinyl Delivered to Rooms
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33
Adventure-Based Travel Platforms
Adventure-Based Travel Platforms
This Website Helps Customers Book Exciting Travel Activities
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32
Student-Inspired Hotels
Student-Inspired Hotels
Amsterdam's 'Student Hotel' Exemplifies the Youth-Based Travel Market
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31
Free Accommodation Platforms
Free Accommodation Platforms
Home Swapping App NightSwapping Takes Money Out of the Equation
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30
Contrasting Cruise Charts
Contrasting Cruise Charts
This Infographic Helps Travellers Decide Which Vacation is Best for Them
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29
Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
The Pancake Selfie Express Lets Consumers Eat Their Own Images
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28
Virtual Reality Hotel Experiences
Virtual Reality Hotel Experiences
This Futuristic In-Room Entertainment System Markets Luxury
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27
Supersonic Moving Sidewalks
Supersonic Moving Sidewalks
NBBJ is Hoping to Replace the Circle Line in London a Mobile Pavement
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26
Menacing Volcano Charts
Menacing Volcano Charts
This Infographic Counts Down the Top Ten Most Vicious Mountains of Lava
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25
Palatial Boutique Hotels
Palatial Boutique Hotels
This Cordoba Hotel is Designed to Appear Perpetually Unfinished
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24
Inflatable Travel Attire
Inflatable Travel Attire
The Live Comfy Travel Jacket Hood Has Inflatable Head-Contouring Pockets
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23
Rental Yacht Accommodations
Rental Yacht Accommodations
This Luxury Yacht is Being Offered to Airbnb Travelers in Hong Kong
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22
Pre-Flight Meal Apps
Pre-Flight Meal Apps
The 'AirGrub' App Lets Travelers Buy Airport Food with Pre-Order Food App
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21
Sea Captain Hotels
Sea Captain Hotels
This All-White Converted Hotel Was a 19th Century Sea Captain's Home
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20
Volcanic Cooking Restaurants
Volcanic Cooking Restaurants
The 'El Diablo' Restaurant Cooks Its Meals Over the Heat of a Volcano
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19
Grand Chocolate-Inspired Hotels
Grand Chocolate-Inspired Hotels
The Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel Features a Sweet Interior
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18
Adventurous Spy Getaways
Adventurous Spy Getaways
This Hotel's James Bond Experience Takes You on a Helicopter Spy Mission
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17
Lightweight Polymer Luggage
Lightweight Polymer Luggage
The TUMI Vapor Lite Baggage Cases Feature a Durable Outer Shell
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16
Night-Time Vietnamese Photos
Night-Time Vietnamese Photos
These Stunning Photographs Capture the Beauty of Hanoi At Night
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15
Helpful Travel App Charts
Helpful Travel App Charts
This Infographic Shares Helpful Planning Apps for Sharp Travellers
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14
Copycat Branding Kits
Copycat Branding Kits
Scoot Airlines' Makes It Easy for Rival Brands to Copy the Competition
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13
Ritzy Hotel Caviar Lounges
Ritzy Hotel Caviar Lounges
Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton Added a Luxurious Seven-Person Caviar Bar
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12
Personalized Hotel Closets
Personalized Hotel Closets
'The Curated Closet' Prepares Clothing Selections for Hotel Guests
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11
Luxury Fashion Label Spas
Luxury Fashion Label Spas
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Hosts the First Dior Spa in Asia
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10
Wrinkle-Preventing Travel Bags
Wrinkle-Preventing Travel Bags
The 5.11 Tactical Overwatch Carry On Keeps Clothes Looking Tidy
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9
Single-Room Design Hotels
Single-Room Design Hotels
The Droog Bedroom is Surprisingly the Only Room at the Droog Hotel
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8
Organic Travel Cosmetics Kits
Organic Travel Cosmetics Kits
This Travel Skincare Kit from Grown Alchemist is Everything You Need
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7
Eco Desert Retreats
Eco Desert Retreats
This Solar-Powered Eco Retreat is a Private Resort in the Secluded Desert
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6
Nostalgic Vacation Editorials
Nostalgic Vacation Editorials
This Series by Neil Bedford Captures a Child's Brotherly Vacation
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5
Stress-Reducing Luggage
Stress-Reducing Luggage
The Outlier x Boreas Ultrahigh Travel System Won't Increase Tension
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4
Luxurious First Class Cabins
Luxurious First Class Cabins
The 787-9 Dreamliner is Designed for Total Comfort
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3
Imagined Supersonic Planes
Imagined Supersonic Planes
These Jet Designs Could Spark Advancements in Aviation Technology
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2
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
Shire-Inspired Accommodations
This Treehouse by Gordon Mack Embodies the Lord of the Rings Films
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1
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
Ergonomic Airplane Pillows
The Kooshy Travel Pillow Makes Taking a Snooze at 30,000 Feet Easy
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