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    Itís 2030 and youíre going on holiday

    The future of travel

    Boycotting flights is as popular as vegetarianism was before synthetic meat.

    Europeans burn hotel beds in city squares to protest against overcrowding by tourists.

    Foodies fly thousands of kilometres for the weekend just to try a new restaurant.

    This is tourism in 2030.




    By 2050, there will be nearly 200 times the number of tourists there were in 1950, so by 2030 the competition for
    holiday spots will already be fierce.
    Much of the increase will come from the growing middle class of developing countries.

    In China alone, the Asia Development Bank forecast there will be 1.1 billion middle-class citizens by 2030 — which
    will mean millions of new passports.

    Skyscanner chief executive Gareth Williams predicts Europe will become a “service continent” for Asian tourists:
    “We’ll see more Europeans speaking Mandarin and having greater understanding of Chinese cultures over the next decade.”

    Travel will remain a status symbol, and the desire to present a “perfect holiday” on social media will only increase
    as friends “join you” through VR and live-streaming.
    The “four-week holiday” that’s been popular since the ’60s isn’t going anywhere, says travel futurologist Ian Yeoman,
    but with shorter flights many will be choosing short breaks spread over a year instead.

    Working remotely will be the new normal and a way to stretch that holiday feeling, boosted by “co-working hotels” with
    perks like networking and free yoga. Expect to work with a lot more “digital nomads” in 2030 — or maybe you’ll be
    working poolside, too.


    It's an interesting article with heaps of visuals, can be viewed here


    BTW ... I'll still be around in 2030 annoying you lot
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    I'll be doing a tree planting tour of Antarctica, with maybe a spot of sunbathing in between gardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    by 2030 the competition for holiday spots will already be fierce.
    The fookin' Krauts have their towels down already.

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    I wonder how will Pattaya look like.

    The hub of shiny skyscrapers, advanced monorail and 30min high speed train from Bangkok where middle eastern medical tourists will be able to enjoy numerous casinos.

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    All those fucking Chinese..... I hope they learn some common decency before then.

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    It's 12 years away. Nothing will have changed. Make it 2130 and we'll be swimming over the ruins of Bangkok.

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    Westerners will be the poor people of the world and banned from entering Asia.

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    I'll be dead by then

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    Must...resist...

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    Le train Electrique Paris-Pekin!!
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    Concern ourselves with the mystical ideal of what an invented future might bring.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    All those fucking Chinese..... I hope they learn some common decency before then.


    There will just be more and more of them in holiday spots of SEAsia. Fcuck that! I'm going to Europe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Fcuck that! I'm going to Europe!
    Might want to rethink that.

    In 2017, more than 6 million Chinese citizens visited European countries.

    Chinese tourists to Europe growing: Report - Chinadaily.com.cn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Might want to rethink that.

    In 2017, more than 6 million Chinese citizens visited European countries.

    Chinese tourists to Europe growing: Report - Chinadaily.com.cn
    Ugh!!!!! I can't escape them!!!!!

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    It’s 2030
    Fookin' ell I'm 50!

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    With so many more tourists, the sun lounge dash will become an Olympic event.

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    Should sneak in at night and bind them all together with plastic ties.









    The Yermans, not the sunloungers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Fookin' ell I'm 50!
    Quoted for future reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quoted for future reference
    Don't forget to take a screenshot.


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