Top travel experiences for 2019

Seven travel trends to watch

From over-the-top cruises to embracing zero waste, here are trends that will change the travel experience

With augmented reality (AR), travel is enhanced in real time with digital experiences streamed on a smartphone. Think Pokemon Go, which gets fans hunting for wee virtual monsters in parks, and you get the picture.

The Royal Caribbean cruise line has been experimenting with immersive technology and guests can virtually visit private islands, for instance, or use AR for gaming.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Seven travel trends to watch'. Print Edition | Subscribe