Most Important Travel Trends of 2013
Courtesy of Google
Transportation: You Will Share a Ride
To the delight of kindergarten teachers around the globe, travelers will embrace the idea of sharing this year—at least when it comes to getting around.
By Bike: Ten thousand short-term rental bikes will hit New York City this March—joining 477 other bike-share programs from Seattle to Seoul. Track them with Google’s Bike Sharing World Map (pictured).
By Car: The hourly car rental gets even more convenient with Car2go, which lets you locate and drive a nearby vehicle without a reservation—and park it in any legal space of your choosing. The service is available in 17 cities worldwide.
By Private Plane: Offering a new twist on fractional jet ownership, Share-a-Jet Exchange lets members hitch a ride on someone else’s jet—potentially halving the cost of a private flight.