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What To Expect When You Travel In 2019

washingtonpost.com 8 January 2019
If you like crowds, personalized travel experiences or talking to machines, then you're going to love traveling in 2019. That's because "overtourism," personalization and artificial intelligence rank among the top travel trends of the new year, experts say. And, as in years past, you'll also pay more to get where you're going.The roads, skies and railways will be filled to the point of gridlock, warns Mahmood Khan, a professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Higher demand promises to make 2019 one of the busiest travel years on record."Domestic travel is bound to increase sharply," Khan predicts.Prices are also expected to rise. Hotels rates will jump 3.7 percent, and airfares will increase 2.6 percent in 2019, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel's 2019 travel forecast. Most of the other forecasts also call for moderate price increases across the board.

If hotel alarm clocks tick you off, you're not alone | washingtonpost.com

washingtonpost.com 5 October 2017
Mention alarm clocks to a frequent hotel guest and you'll probably get an earful. Those ever-present digital clock radios frequently evoke feelings of confusion, frustration and even rage.Why? Just check into any hotel and try to do anything with the timepiece next to your bed, like set it. Or try to turn the radio off that housekeeping left on. What does this button do?Then again, you could just wait until 3 a.m., when the alarm, set by a previous guest (who managed to figure out how to set it, thanks to a PhD in rocket science), starts buzzing. Good luck trying to get back to sleep after that.

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