In last week’s newsletter I asked readers for their suggestions as to what would constitute the best travel innovations from the last 25 years, and to get your creative juices flowing, pointed you to a web article listing some 40 different innovations.
Many interesting and original suggestions were received. Some had to be discarded because they dated back appreciably more than 25 years (eg, the 747 Jumbo Jet, Business Class seating, international credit card acceptance) and some were discarded because although innovative, they weren’t really positive in the sense we were seeking (eg the airlines zeroing out travel agency commissions – every time you pay a travel agent their fee for booking a ticket for you, remember the only reason they are charging you that is because the airlines no longer pay them commissions).
We also consulted one of the industry’s pre-eminent sages for his suggestions and advice. Then we mixed in a few thoughts of our own, put it all together, and now have a survey with 41 different candidates for the title of best travel innovation, spread over four different categories, plus also giving you a chance to add write-in suggestions of your own.
So – please would you now go to the survey and give your fellow Travel Insiders the benefit of your opinions. Oh – and please pass the page link on to as many of your friends as possible – let’s try and get as many people participating in the survey as possible, to make it as meaningful as possible.