42%* of travellers assert that they wouldn't stay in an accommodation without friendly/helpful staff, while accommodations such as B&Bs and Ryokans look set to continue as the most highly rated by visiting travellers. Our reliance on those who've gone before remains undiminished with 40%* of travellers confirming that they would not stay in an accommodation with more than three negative reviews. 2017 travellers are starting to understand that human touch is irreplaceable and crave this human interaction to make their holiday memorable. As a result, we can expect to see meaningful human interactions becoming the currency of travel in the months ahead, prompting huge advances in chat bot technology to match the warmth, personality and spontaneity of real human communication and connections. 8. Fly Me to the Moon Travel has become a lifestyle, not a luxury for increasing numbers, and it's unsurprising that we are starting to see people's desires to explore go beyond this world. In fact, 44%* of people see a future where we'll be holidaying in far flung corners of the galaxy or deep under the ocean, which may not be as far off as one might think. High-speed rail continues to advance and is scheduled to connect travellers to the remote corners of northern Africa. NASA is investing in a supersonic passenger aircraft that will allow for faster, greener, safer and quieter air travel. Not to mention, a Tesla autopilot-enabled vehicle is scheduled to "drive" from Los Angeles to New York in the summer of 2017. These advances are steadily stoking our imaginations, as well as our collective desire to explore beyond the horizon - who knows what new additional frontiers will open up for us over the coming year "Experiencing the unknown, encountering different people and cultures, and testing new limits has always been at the core of what drives us to travel and 2017 is certainly shaping up to be an exciting year," said Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com .
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