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The Skies Are Friendlier Than You Think

William Golding could have penned last Wednesday’s scene at JFK. A blizzard raged across the runways, planes circled without landing, and passengers turned savage over increasingly-long delays. The storm’s arm wasn’t a short one either. With over 7,000 cancelations owed to the post-Christmas snow, travelers as far as California were feeling the delays–and the pressure was on for airline employees.

Noteworthy Travel Trends for 2011

This blurb in a Time Magazine article sums up the impact of living in a technology driven world: In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S.

For those of you whose lives aren’t driven by technology, they’re referring to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2010. Growth in both the social media and mobile space is booming, and the travel industry is no exception.

Travelocity has identified three big travel trends (along with a few other bites) for 2011, and it’s no surprise that technology leads the way in the New Year.

Top Travel Trends for 2011