When Thomas Cook founded his travel company in 1841, the world’s most advanced technology was the steam engine. It was integral to the success of the company and meant he could transport workers up and down the country; inventing what became known as the holiday.
By 1850, Charles Dickens, one of the world’s great travel writers, was boasting that he could get from London to Liverpool in just eight hours. Today, the great author could do that journey in a quarter of the time.
According to generational theorist Dr Paul Redmond, the world is undergoing a technological revolution, powered by digitisation. Our home computers contain more IT power than existed in the entire world in the 1960s and the humble mobile phone packs more computing power than NASA used to send the first astronauts to the Moon. So it’s no surprise that technology is about to transform our holidays.
Take a look at our infographic to see the technology you may well be using on your holiday of tomorrow.
What are your predictions for the holiday of tomorrow? Let me know in the comments below.