With the New Year upon us, it’s time for renewed enthusiasm, aspirations, and goals. While many people make New Year’s resolutions, these resolutions are really a desire to make things better. Whether it’s losing something, putting something behind us, setting a goal, or doing things better or differently, resolutions seek a better quality of life for ourselves and those around us.
Last week, the Travel Tuesday question of the week asked what your New Year’s travel resolutions were for the upcoming year. With our personal goals in sight, now it’s time to look at the bigger picture and think about what resolutions can be made to improve our travel experiences.
If we think back just twenty years ago, so much in travel has changed for the better. There are many more countries available for us to visit and explore. The internet, social media, and technology have made sharing travel, booking travel, and writing about travel so much easier. There are more travel opportunities, tips, vacations, tours, and connections making travel cheaper, more educational, and more meaningful. However, not everything that has happened in travel has been good.
What things about travel would you like to see changed for the upcoming year? It could be a resolution about a specific place or country, how we travel, or something you would like to have when traveling that we don’t have now.
For me, I would love to see a huge change in the airline industry to make it more affordable. As many people know, I write a lot about what is going on with airlines and with airline fees, higher airfares, fewer flights, and controversy over finding flights (American pulls flights from Orbitz, Expedia pulls American Airline flights from its site). Flying anywhere these days is expensive and the costs continue to go up. As a family guy who travels with kids, the cost of a flight can be more expensive than the food, lodging, activities, and sightseeing combined. I would love to see an airline industry that makes flying more affordable once again.
What changes would you like to see in travel? What resolutions could the travel industry, a country, or an area of travel make to improve the quality of our travel experiences?
Share your thoughts and let’s hope our ideas can make travel and the world we live in a better place.
Travel cartoon (Flickr: DrasticJo)
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