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What Your Travel Experience Will Look Like in the Not-So-Distant Future High-tech travel innovations are coming your way. We take a look at the latest developments.

By Elaine Glusac

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Tablet-controlled luxury: The Peninsula Hong Kong.

Travel, the world's third-largest industry, is on track to grow nearly 4 percent annually over the next decade, outpacing global economic growth, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Increasing demand and new technology are driving promising developments that should make business travel more pleasant, from airplanes with party rooms to suitcases that tell you where they are.


Contractor Skanska USA has identified three key factors driving airport design today: bigger planes, the need for flexible and efficient security screening and the ability to accommodate the increased time passengers spend in terminals (an average of 108 minutes, a figure that has more than doubled in the past decade).

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