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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  054
DATE:  January 01, 2002
TIP:  New Years Predictions
LOCATION:  Iquitos, Peru

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

NEW YEARS PREDICTIONS 2002

Some old, some new, and some predictions
that were wrong.

TRAVEL

1. 2001 PREDICTION
Footprints Handbooks will get a larger market share from
Lonely Planet.

2. 2001 PREDICTION
Internet access will be provided free in Hostels, as an
incentive to live there. Similar to the free breakfast.

3. 2001 PREDICTION
Bank ATM ( Automatic Teller Machine ) or Debit cards use will
increase, and Traveler Checks will decrease, as people find
them easier, and safer.

4. 2001 PREDICTION
Airplane tickets cost will continue to decrease for international
travel. People will start realize. It is cheaper to fly international,
then
it is to fly Domestic.

5. 2001 PREDICTION
A system for small hotels, to take
reservations, and accept Credit Cards, and Debit Card
easily will be developed.

6. 2001 PREDICTION
Oregon, Washington, Colorado will lead the USA in a new
trend to go backpacking for 3-6 month trips.

7. 2001 PREDICTION
Buying of Airplane tickets on the internet will become normal.
With the ability to pick up your ticket at the airport,
and end of need to carry a ticket to the airport.

8. 2001 PREDICTION
Interactive travel reports will become common. You
will be able to read, and comment on hotels, places, and
travel questions immediately. The information will become
very current, so you read updated information. Plus lots more
specific.

9. 2001 PREDICTION
Large decreases in the average cost of rooms, at the major hotel
chains because of the booking of rooms directly with the
smaller independent hotels directly through their WebPages.
This competition will put some major hotels out of business,
and force downsizing.

10. 2001 PREDICTION
Shakira will e-mail me, (Colombian Singer) POR FAVOR!
Just seeing if your reading.


INTERNET:

1. 2001 PREDICTION
Countries with pay per minute telephone service, will change
there telephone services, or internet access, to be more
competitive with the world market. This will be as of result
of government intervention.
Example: In Venezuela you can buy
a line, that measures the amount of information that
went through the line. You are only charged for the quantity of
information sent, and received.

2. 2001 PREDICTION
Internet access service will be nationalized in lots of countries.
Access will either be provide by the government, or
the large telephone companies will provide it directly. Ending
the business life of the small internet providers of access.

3. 2001 PREDICTION
Internet cafes will decrease, and eventually
go out of business, as hotels, restaurants, other business’s
add internet as an additional incentive to enter their business.

4. 2001 PREDICTION
Satellite Access to the internet will take over, and
the cost of access to the internet will plummet, because
of because countries will compete to provide you service,
and not just local companies.

5. 2001 PREDICTION
The ability to talk, and listen to e-mails will start.
85 percent of the market right now is not touched,
because they cannot read, write, or type well.
This embarrassment will be removed.
Internet teleconferencing will grow rapidly.

6. 2001 PREDICTION
The use of mini film strips on the internet to advertise
will start to dominate.

7. 2001 PREDICTION
Internet telephone will disappear, as the telephone
companies reduce the cost for normal service worldwide.

8. 2001 PREDICTION
Integration of the TV and the Computer into one device.

9. 2001 PREDICTION
The internet will be used as a way to expose corruption.
Pictures, movies, and data will be released to the public
anonymously, and corruption will decrease.

10: NEW 2002
Webcams at hotels and tourist locations will become
normal.

PREDICTIONS THAT DID NOT COME TRUE

The free internet e-mail services, Example: Hotmail. Yahoo
will increase their box size to 20 megs, and keep growing.

AAAGGH...
Bad Prediction. WebPages that make their living by advertising
dollars are decreasing services, and not increasing. The free email
services having trouble making enough money to provide normal service
and it would not surprise me if hotmail and other free services
decrease service now to try to coerce you into paying for your
email.

Another year on the road is at end.
Happy New Years

Thanx

Andy
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