Report: Space Travel Will Be Big Tourist Activity

XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle
XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle

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Underwater hotels, space tourism and London to Sydney in just two-and-a-half hours are set to become the must-have holidays of the future as uncharted areas of the globe become harder to find, according to new industry predictions…

These upcoming destinations and future ways of travel are predicted in a report for travel specialist STA Travel. With 40% of holidaymakers saying that they are adventurous and keen on discovering little-known destinations before they become oversubscribed by their peers the report suggests the tourism industry will look to the unexplored territories of the seas & skies as travellers search for the ultimate holiday experience….

Underwater resorts are not far off, with building already taking place under the seas in the latest bid to attract guests, whilst tourist space pods are expected be in place by the early 2010s. With the first space flights expected to take off in 2011 the race is on to make sub-orbital trips available to the mainstream market.

Furthermore, zero gravity is expected to bring a whole new dimension to adventure sports for thrill seekers which will appeal to the 19% questioned who said that an extreme experience would make their holiday worthwhile.

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