In the future, you could be floating on the ocean in a resort, or staying underneath the surface. You could even be travelling the world without leaving your living room. One thing's for sure: travel is about to get a whole lot more 'out there'.
2025: You'll be going… underwater
'As the world shrinks and long-haul travel experiences become the norm, holidaymakers are going to want more unusual experiences, with extreme tourism set to grow,' says Mark Smith, head of business development at Simplexity Travel
'A few years ago, for example, underwater hotels were the stuff of science fiction; now they are everywhere from Dubai to Sweden.'
As underwater hotels become more common, they'll become more affordable, and many of us will be able to experience sleeping with the sea creatures.
Whether under water or not, holidaymakers will have high expectations about the tech they encounter in 2025. Hotel chain Best Western
has already showcased some of the tech that could be seen in the hotel of the future, including 3D printers, virtual-reality headsets and digitally-projected keyboards.
'Technology is changing the face of hospitality. In the future, rooms with tables that charge your devices and lights that contain a secure WiFi connection could be the new normal,' says Rob Payne, CEO of Best Western.
Best Western is already using virtual reality to give potential customers a virtual tour of its hotels, but Jamie Lee Abtar, founder of Be Distinctly Different and Your Caribbean
, believes technology will soon go even further.
'A big thing in future travel will be virtual-reality destination testing, whereby customers will test their holiday before they buy. You will be able to pop on a headset and go for a stroll on the beach or try out the hotel bath for size,' says Jamie.