11 Predictions for the future Tourism

CNN published a few days ago a report on the predictions made by different experts on issues related to transport and tourism in the near future. Based on the investigation, a percentage probability assigned to each point and tidied most likely to least likely. This is a summary of predictions:

99% chance of that: magnetic levitation trains replace air transport

Well, it seems nowadays, high-speed trains are already replacing the aircraft on certain routes such as London-Paris or Milan-Rome. In our case, the Barcelona-Madrid, it is true that more and more people use it, but then to replace the airlift, even missing. Experts say that instead of trains as current, magnetic levitation trains are used (nearly frictionless) much faster than the current yes a replacement in the type of transport for short routes will occur. The prediction is to within about 10 years.

80% chance of that: Passports are obsolete documents

Experts indicate that paper documents will be replaced by microchips and biometric recognition. To me, it's prediction seems more plausible than before and faster to implement ...

70% chance of that: The space is a tourist destination

This is a reality, but not for everyone. But Space Adventures already markets the Russian space flight, Virgin Galactic and prepare their trips to orbit ingrevidez for next year. I would give almost 100%.

60% chance of that: Aircraft fly pilotless

Ui, ui ... here, I would drop them the chance. Although a couple of summers ago I was on the subway line that connects the area Doglands to central London and is driverless. To reassure passengers, there was a responsible man who was walking by train with a bunch of keys in his hand and intimating that he could take control if necessary. But then to generalize on airplanes ... even I see it a bit far.

50% chance of that: Hague hotels in space

Given that there is launching a capsule hotel planned for 2016 ... will all depend on how private space flight work ... but I would raise the probability.

40% chance of that: The planes are part of the transparent fuselage

This would be nice ... to see vast landscapes from the plane. In this case I do not have enough information and knowledge to assess the probability that you assign.

40% chance of that: the cars fly

Ummm ... the cost of something is very high. I would lower odds.

30% chance of that: Let's have a space elevator

There have touched my heartstrings, because as a good fan of science fiction, I spent years following the development of this issue and it seems that the predictions of 5 years are not going to meet (the elevator was scheduled for 2025 and there is a X and-Prize to encourage him to have it long before), but now it is talking about have it by 2050 (although I hope to see either an old woman). So you likely would rise, although long term.

You can find more info on the elevator and how is the issue in this article: space elevator (I included images of the models with which you are working)

20% chance of that: There exist no children flights

This is typical of certain cultures. In London there are establishments that do not let children (not smoking issue, if not to bother) ... and there are airlines on the top floor of the 747 seats allocated no children to ensure silence. So it may be that someone without children a flight to mind. We should see anti-discrimination laws what they think about it.

10% chance of that: The Airport Duty Free disappear and are only a showroom.

It seems very unlikely, although the idea is that you see the products, buy online and have them when you get home. The problem I see is that the Duty Free also are a hobby at the airport ... and that the issue of gifts back home must take into account that are delivered when you arrive, you do not come in the mail while you travel . So I would assign a probability of almost 0%.

To read the original article, you can do so here: CNN Predictions Tourism

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Who says Facebook is not useful? Just ask the Club Elvis Spain

I have heard many times that social networking is to spend time, that at the enterprise level leave much to be desired, or they need a lot of dedication, ... generally a long list of excuses to no longer be, at once, to work on 2.0 Markerting correctly.

The truth is that social networks, like other tools that Internet offers us, are very useful both for companies and institutions, as well as for individuals. But dedication and require minimal training.

This week following the concert that the TCB Band (The original band Elvis Presley in the 70s) offered in Barcelona on September 22I was discussing with Helena Casas, fellow teacher BIMBS and of the UABThis fact, when I explained how he is running for her Facebook Elvis Fan Club... And Helena, besides being a teacher, is semi-professional singer and is the Community Manager of Elvis Fan Club in Spain.

Helena told me that initiated the club activity on FB in January 2012 and since then they have not stopped growing followers of FB, but also in number of club members thank both the network and the events in which they participated. Regarding the latter, Helena told me the great opportunities that have come their thanks to be present on Facebook:

  • A contributor to the BBC You know through the network and intends to participate in Best Spanish Elvis event held in Benidorm this spring.
  • The agency Open Events Group is brought into contact with the club who believe the Elvis Day, on one of the days of the Barcelona Harley Days that took place in Barcelona in July (event attended by more than 1 million people).
  • Elvis's original band (TCB Band) is contacted with the Club to promote your cruise (leaving 23 September Barcelona), and after discussions with them, the Club Elvis Spain, decides to hire them to act in Barcelona the day before cruise, the September 22 at the ApoloAs a unique opportunity for all fans of Elvis and these musicians mythical.

In all 3 cases they have been others who have come for the Club, without them having to go asking for collaboration in events.

Participation in events has obviously brought new partners, but also greater coverage of events the club itself by the media, for example, this summer, following the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis, the club he organized a trip to Memphis that was covered by various media nationwide.

So can anyone say that Facebook does not work? Have to spend hours, this is true, but above all, it is hard to communicate something that you love and know how. The rest comes alone.

New course of creating websites in Solsona

On 18 and 20 September, Forest Technology Center of Catalonia Solsona organized a course on creating websites using WordPress as a platform for creating and managing content.

This course will be held in 2 sessions of 6 hours and aims students to build their own, fully functional corporate website with optimal indexing Google and built web analytics.

To do this, students come to class with a hosting and domain name hired, and your own computer is requested. In class the fitting of WordPress will work (although it is better to hire a hosting students who already have it installed, I recommend Accommodation Junior CDmon, Which already leads preinstalled).

Once the program is installed on the hosting of the student, we will start creating website. To do this, each student will choose a free theme or (in www.wordpres.org) Or payment (in www.themeforest.net see templates for WordPress) and together we will begin to introduce the contents of a corporate website (who we are, what we do, our products-services-rooms [depends on the case], contact us, etc.)

During the classes, we will see how search engine optimization works, how to get a multilanguage site easily, how to obtain reliable statistics as quickly indexed in all search engines, etc.

The registration deadline is September 12.

To ensure that all students finish their classes online web and running, the maximum number of participants is 15.

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Forest Technology Center of Catalonia . Rising Seminar s / n. 25280 Solsona. 973 481 752. fax 973 481392 . formacio@ctfc.cat