My Three Travel Wishes

August 5 2011 by Bryson Forbes
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iStock_000008108132XSmall.jpgLast night I watched the animated movie "Aladdin" with my two kids. As my mind started to wander while watching the kids' classic with the big blue genie, I got to thinking about the notion of being granted three wishes. From a travel perspective it would be easy to pick my top three dream destinations, but I thought it would be more fun to think about the three things I would choose to improve about the travel experience in general.

Here is what I came up with:

My first wish would be to grant bigger airline seats for all! Regardless of class of service, air travel would be far more comfortable and relaxing. I know the realists out there are going to tell me that it would drive prices way up, and they may be right, but this is my genie and my three wishes.

Next, I would like free high speed wireless Internet access anywhere and everywhere I go. The days of being overcharged and scared to open my cell phone bill will be gone. Industry leading companies like Best Western , who already offer this amenity for free, may lose a source of differentiation but it's the right thing to do for all.

Lastly, in my new travel reality, the price you are quoted would be the price pay. Most of the travellers that I speak to are frustrated with all the taxes, surcharges and ancillary fees that in some cases can double the advertised price pretty quickly. Whether it befor air travel, accommodations or even a car rental, my genie would change things so the price you see advertised and base your decision upon, would be the price you actually pay.

These are my three wishes for a better travel experience, what about you? What would make your life on the road better?

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    By Danna Parker on August 27, 2011 6:16 PM

    I wish there were nothing but Best Westerns all over AND they were all pet friendly! We had a trip where we had to stay at "other" chains and it almost ruined our trip! So if we only had Best Western's there wouldn't be any problems because you guys really know how to treat a family!!!!

    By sue il on August 27, 2011 6:28 PM

    I would change the fact that all handicap assessable rooms would be the same. Shower heads that come off the wall, chairs that either go into the shower or pull down so someone in a whee-chair can bathe.Bars around both the toilet,bathtub and even the shower, and room for a wheel chair between beds if 2 are in the room. I would also have all handicap rooms on the first floor. People in wheelchairs CAN NOT go down stairs, at least on the first floor they would have a chance to get out!!

    By Dale Seegmiller on August 28, 2011 6:47 AM

    I am canadian and next year I retire. I hope to spend a lot of time travelling throughout the states. There are so many areas i have already visited and many more I wish to visit. Places that are pet friendly are important to me as i would go nowhere without my dog.

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