Business Travel In 2060 (White Paper)

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When I was browsing the Economist over the weekend, I came across one article (access here) about the business travel in the next 50 years that was based on a white paper published by AirPlus (download the white paper here).

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Of course, nobody can tell for sure what the next 50 years will bring, but that doesn’t prevent someone coming up with scenarios.

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The paper is an interesting read and worth the five minutes it takes to browse it through.

Here are some predictions:

– Water becomes weapon of war in 2022.

– Bangkok abandoned in 2031 due to sea level rise.

– Super sonic airlines enter service in 2033.

– Gulf coast abandoned due to super hurricanes in 2045.

– Maximum long distance air travel in 2050 takes 2.5 hours.

Conclusion

When I look at the past 20 years that I have been traveling, there really hasn’t been that much of a change. There has been incremental advancement in airplanes, hotels, trains and cars, but nothing revolutionary.

The distribution of these travel products and information available has changed.

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