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Top 100 World Concepts in September

From Geotagged Destination Apps to Solar-Powered Airports

— September 30, 2015 — World
Globalization and the astounding rate that technology advances are partly to blame for making much of the world's news seem bland—but many of the top September 2014 world ideas have the capacity to rekindle a sense of shock and awe in people.

Some of the most daring ideas include the large glass walkway built high above China's Tian Sheng San Qiao cliffs, hypersonic jets that are capable of traveling from London to New York in an hour and Asian resorts that hosts beer-chugging contests to permit entry.

To help travelers around the world calm themselves down, there is also a fusion of leisure and travel that is being seen in airport terminals, suites and products. For instance, Air Berlin partnered with fashion label Wunderkind to provide in-flight amenity kits that pamper passengers with little luxuries while they fly.
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Waterfall-Covered Bridges
Waterfall-Covered Bridges
This Pop-Up Bridge Provides a Temporary Look at the Fonte Luminosa
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98
Fruity Fritter Recipes
Fruity Fritter Recipes
This Pakoras Recipe Adds Sweet Blueberries to Traditionally Spicy Fritters
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97
Global Sandwich Guides
Global Sandwich Guides
This Video Provides a Snapshot of Different Culture-Oriented Sandwiches
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96
Onomatopoeia-Inspired Books
Onomatopoeia-Inspired Books
'Soundimals' Teaches Readers About Sounds in Different Countries
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95
Explanatory Carry-On Charts
Explanatory Carry-On Charts
This Infographic Explains the Rules For Your Travel Packing List
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94
Drunk Commuter-Detecting Cameras
Drunk Commuter-Detecting Cameras
These Japanese Railway Cameras Identify Inebriated Passengers
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93
Corporate Travel Platforms
Corporate Travel Platforms
VisaPort Simplifies Organization of Corporate Travel Services
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92
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
The 'Byline' Website Helps Support Independent Journalism
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91
Bee-Tracking Wearables
Bee-Tracking Wearables
These RFID Trackers for Insects Could Solve the Bee Crisis
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90
Charitable Whiskey Tastings
Charitable Whiskey Tastings
This $9,000 Whiskey Tasting Event Supports Earthquake Redevelopment
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89
Travel Breastfeeding Services
Travel Breastfeeding Services
Milk Stork Addresses Breastfeeding and Travel for New Moms
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88
Versatile Adhesive Notebooks
Versatile Adhesive Notebooks
The 'Glued Notebook' Makes Activities Like Scrapbooking a Breeze
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87
Reactive LED Facades
Reactive LED Facades
The Exterior of the Hotel WZ Jardins Responds to Outside Stimuli
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86
Latina Lifestyle Platforms
Latina Lifestyle Platforms
Vivala is a Mobile-First Community and Publication for Latina Women
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85
Geotagged Destination Apps
Geotagged Destination Apps
'Mapstr' Allows Users to Bookmark and Share Favorite Destinations
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84
Cyclist Hitchhiking Schemes
Cyclist Hitchhiking Schemes
Yellow Backie Gives Tourists a Free Bike Ride via Luggage Rack
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83
Hotelier Chain Apps
Hotelier Chain Apps
The Marriott Mobile App Makes It Easier to Access Hotel Services
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82
Literature-Inspired Bus Fares
Literature-Inspired Bus Fares
The 'Travel by Book' Campaign Lets Reading Commuters Travel for Free
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81
Reward-Maximizing Hotel Promotions
Reward-Maximizing Hotel Promotions
This Loyalty Program Allows Guests to Earn Extra Points
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80
Convenient Hotel Apps
Convenient Hotel Apps
The Accor Hotels App Allows For Easy Access to Hotel Information
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79
Breakfast Preference Infographics
Breakfast Preference Infographics
This Map Divides the United States by Waffles or Pancakes
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78
Solo Holiday-Making Guides
Solo Holiday-Making Guides
This Helpful Infographic Recommends Advice on Travelling Solo
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77
Cartoon Dog Museums
Cartoon Dog Museums
Japan's Snoopy Museum Will Idolize a Fictive Comic Strip Dog
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76
Efficiently Streamlined Airplanes
Efficiently Streamlined Airplanes
This Fast Airplane Concept Travels Quicker and Saves Fuel
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75
Wi-Fi Phone Booths
Wi-Fi Phone Booths
LinkNYC is Replacing Obsolete Phone Booths with Free Wi-Fi Towers
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74
Satellite Image Directories
Satellite Image Directories
Google 'Earth View' Curates Shots from a Satellite's Perspective
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73
Ephemeral Firework Art
Ephemeral Firework Art
This Firework Ladder Art Exhibition Disappeared After Two Minutes
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72
Keyless Check-In Systems
Keyless Check-In Systems
This New Hilton System Lets Members Check In With Their Smartphones
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71
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
The City of Boston Makes Applying Sunscreen Outdoors Top-of-Mind
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70
Travel Gear-Sharing Services
Travel Gear-Sharing Services
This Service Allows Users to Rent Out Their Travel Equipment
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69
Private Jet Upgrades
Private Jet Upgrades
This Frequent-Flyer Program Allows Members to Book a Seat on a Private Jet
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68
Audible News Apps
Audible News Apps
'NewsCast' is a Handy News-Reading App That Dictates Breaking Stories
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67
Anime Technology Mascots
Anime Technology Mascots
Taipei's Department of Technology Adopts an Anime Mascot
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66
Futuristic Hypersonic Jets
Futuristic Hypersonic Jets
This Aircraft Innovation Flies from London to New York in One Hour
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65
Multifunctional Urban Parks
Multifunctional Urban Parks
Mexico City Will Transform Its Busiest Road Into an Urban Park
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64
Interactive Loudspeaker Gates
Interactive Loudspeaker Gates
Benoit Maubrey's Japanese Gate Helps the Public Express Themselves
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63
Private Business Traveler Abodes
Private Business Traveler Abodes
The Airbnb Business Travel Program Provides Private Accomodations
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62
Food-Donating Selfie Campaigns
Food-Donating Selfie Campaigns
The #DrinkGoodDoGood Will Donate 500,000 Pound of Fresh Produce
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61
Female HIV Prevention Devices
Female HIV Prevention Devices
The Dapivirine Ring's Anticipated Results Could Hold the Solution
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60
Business Jet Memberships
Business Jet Memberships
Flight-Sharing Company 'Rise' is Changing Corporate Travel
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59
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
This Interactive Map Helps Pedestrians Navigate City Streets
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58
Solar-Powered Airports
Solar-Powered Airports
India is Set to Build the First 100% Solar Reliant Airport in the World
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57
Hydrating Travel Tablets
Hydrating Travel Tablets
1Above Addresses Jet Lag with a Solution for Hydration and Travel
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56
Branded Toilet Museums
Branded Toilet Museums
This Japanese Museum Showcases the Toilet History of Toto Ltd.
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55
Comedic Brand Channels
Comedic Brand Channels
Grace Helbig Works with Marriott Hotels in a Fun Digital Campaign
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54
Alternative Hotel Searches
Alternative Hotel Searches
This Room Finder Compares All Types of Accommodation Options
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53
International Student Housing Sites
International Student Housing Sites
'Nestpick' Matches Students with Their European Homes
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52
Riverside Yoga Classes
Riverside Yoga Classes
The Riverfront Parks Committee Runs Free Yoga on the River Sessions
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51
Stamp Tourism Games
Stamp Tourism Games
'Stampions' Blends Netherlands Tourism with Digital Stamp Collecting
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50
Luxury Aircraft Services
Luxury Aircraft Services
Aviation Platform JetMe Functions Like Uber But For Privately Owned Jets
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49
Protective Curving Canopies
Protective Curving Canopies
Zaha Hadid Erected a Sheltering Canopy for New York's High Line
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48
Business-Based Travel Apps
Business-Based Travel Apps
The 'Jambo' App Helps Business Travelers Connect While Out of Town
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47
Split Hospitality Programs
Split Hospitality Programs
Hyatt and Onefinestay Developed a Unique Travel Sharing Partnership
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46
Beer-Chugging Park Admissions
Beer-Chugging Park Admissions
This Chinese Resort Holds Beer Chugging Races to Gain Free Entry
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45
Jet Lag-Curing Drinks
Jet Lag-Curing Drinks
1Above's Drinks Supply Inflight Hydration to Avoid Jet Lag
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44
Alcohol-Free Hotels
Alcohol-Free Hotels
This Dubai Hotel Seeks to Incorporate Halal Culture into Each Guest's Visit
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43
Exclusive Tree Hotels
Exclusive Tree Hotels
This Swedish Hotel Lets Guests Sleep Amongst the Trees
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42
Complimentary Hotel LEGO Kits
Complimentary Hotel LEGO Kits
The Starwood Hotel Provides Young Guests with Free LEGO Kits
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41
Luggage Collection Services
Luggage Collection Services
This Service Will Collect a Customer's Airport Luggage for Them
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40
Artistic Beer Sponsorships
Artistic Beer Sponsorships
This Museum Opening Celebrates the Dutch Roots of Van Gogh and Heineken
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39
Space Age Travel Centers
Space Age Travel Centers
The Flagship Space Age Fuel Store is the Brand's Only Travel Center
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38
Historic Chateau Hotels
Historic Chateau Hotels
The Palace of Versailles is Adding Hotel Accommodation for Tourists
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37
Luxury Business Travel Services
Luxury Business Travel Services
St Heliers House of Travel Arranges Home Consultations with Agents
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36
Endless Tasting Menus
Endless Tasting Menus
The Bompas and Parr Tasting Menu Comes with a Whopping 200 Courses
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35
Sustainable Luxury Villas
Sustainable Luxury Villas
This Turkish Resort Combines Sustainability with Luxury Lodging
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34
Faux Novel Passport Covers
Faux Novel Passport Covers
This Design is a Clever Idea for Keeping Flight Necessities Together
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33
Tiny Historic Hotels
Tiny Historic Hotels
The Bay C Boutique Hotel in Turkey Has a Total of 17 Rooms
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32
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
The Temple House Hotel is a Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
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31
Floating Skyscraper Photography
Floating Skyscraper Photography
Peter Tsai's Photos Showcase Chicago's Skyline Up Among the Clouds
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30
Gratifying Airport Lounge Spas
Gratifying Airport Lounge Spas
The Virgin Atlantic JFK Lounge is in Unmistakably NYC Style
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Multifacted Travelling Devices
Multifacted Travelling Devices
The HooToo is a USB Port, Battery Pack and Travel Router All in One
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28
Ultramodern Airline Clubhouses
Ultramodern Airline Clubhouses
The Luxurious Qantas Lounge at Sydney Airport Has an Epic Spa
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Japanese-Inspired Gamer Art
Japanese-Inspired Gamer Art
Japan is Captured in This 8-bit Art with Early Nintendo Stylings
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26
Cigar-Shaped Dessert Sticks
Cigar-Shaped Dessert Sticks
YOKU MOKU's 'Cigare Ice Cream' Sticks are Shaped Like Cigars
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25
Experiential Bookstore Vacations
Experiential Bookstore Vacations
The Open Book Airbnb Lets You Stay and Work at a Bookstore
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Converted Bank Vault Hotels
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
This Contemporary Hotel is Built Inside a Former KAS Bank
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Flight Amenity Kits
Flight Amenity Kits
Air Berlin Flights to Germany Provides Passengers with Wunderkind Kits
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Upright Sleeping Masks
Upright Sleeping Masks
This Travel Sleeping Mask Prevents Heads from Lolling to One Side
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21
Timeless Film Cafes
Timeless Film Cafes
Disney World's 50's Prime Time Cafe Pays Tribute to Film Nostalgia
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20
Sci-Fi Amusement Parks
Sci-Fi Amusement Parks
Star Wars Disneyland Will Transport Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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Stunning Aerial Beach Images
Stunning Aerial Beach Images
Artist Tommy Clarke Hangs Out of Helicopters to Capture These Photos
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18
Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
These Designated Cabins Make Flying with a Pet Classy on American Airlines
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Toy-Inspired Car Makeovers
Toy-Inspired Car Makeovers
Tonka Made an Overland SUV Look Like a Life-Sized Toy Monster Truck
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Holistic Airport Saunas
Holistic Airport Saunas
The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport Boasts a Unisex Finnish Sauna
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15
Rooftop Hotel Pods
Rooftop Hotel Pods
These Hotel Micro Dwellings Perch On Top of Dutch Urban Structures
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14
Flat-Comfort Airplane Seats
Flat-Comfort Airplane Seats
The Virgin Australia Airline Unveiled Super Comfortable Business Seats
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13
Connected Baggage Tags
Connected Baggage Tags
This Smart Luggage Tag Contains a User's Contact Information
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12
Dizzying Aerial Walkways
Dizzying Aerial Walkways
This Transparent Cliff Walkway is Asia's Largest Glass Viewing Platform
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11
Island Motorsport Resorts
Island Motorsport Resorts
Canada's West Coast is Home to a Stunning Motorsport Destination
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10
Uncommon Traveling Hacks
Uncommon Traveling Hacks
Business Insider's Travel Tips Infographic Offers Unheard-Of Advice
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9
Airport Pod Hotels
Airport Pod Hotels
These 'Napcab' Napping Pods Provide On-the-Go Accommodation for Travelers
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8
Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
This New Mexico City Hotel is an Amalgamation of Several Concepts
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7
Japanese Landscape Photography
Japanese Landscape Photography
This Photographer Uses an App to Express Emotions Through His Art
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6
Elevated Mountainside Homes
Elevated Mountainside Homes
This Elevated Home in Chile Has Breathtaking Views in All Directions
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5
Scenic Desert Resorts
Scenic Desert Resorts
This Luxury Resort Blends an Elegant Accommodation and Desert Views
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4
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
This Tokyo Hotel Offers Luxury Pods for Business Travelers
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3
Repurposed Minimalist Cafes
Repurposed Minimalist Cafes
These Architects Take This Old Workshop and Turn It into a Cafe
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2
Air Travel Sleeping Guides
Air Travel Sleeping Guides
This Helpful Infographic Offers Advice on How to Sleep on Planes
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1
Mini DIY Homes
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
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