Being a bit of a Twitter luddite - I grabbed some of the highlights from today's #TL_Chat below. Interesting stuff from a lot of great folks. Looking forward to the next one. You can find me on Twitter at @scrappy325
Question 1 - What travel trends are you rooting for (or wish would go away) this year?
@acreange - Looking forward to wearable technology that's actually sleek and stylish.
@thepointsguy - Hoping for more smaller/niche adventures such as Cuba and Burma, also want airlines to stop devaluing frequent flyer programs.
@kayak - We're big fans of this new "leave no vacation day behind" mentality. Because really, what are you waiting for?
@travelchannel We're all for experiential travel and local experiences, but we're over all the hype on millennial travel.
Question 2 - How are airports and airlines tempting travelers this year?
@TLTripDoctor - An airport trend for 2015: the independent lounge. We've been loving the Centurion Lounges at LAS, LGA, DFW and SFO.
Question 3 - Which emerging destination is going to hit the big time in 2015?
@googleTravel - Google searches for "Costa Rica vacations" are up 70% over the last 30 days. Sounds pretty nice right about now.
@alicemarshallpr - Milan is high on our list with its Expo 2015 @ParkHyattMilan
Question 4 - How has technology changed how you travel?
@JohnnyJet - Made it so much easier - I don't get lost anymore!
@WorldMate - How hasn't it? Technology allows you to have everything you need for traveling in the palm of your hand.
Question 5 - What upcoming trends will change the hotel experience this year?
@comohotels - Fully personalized experiences. We're there #checkintocheckout and have teams of wellness consultants and experts.
@Discover_Cro - Boutique hotels for sure. Private, comfortable and luxurious - the perfect holiday!
Question 6 - What trends will change the way we cruise in 2015?
@JohnnyJet - More river cruises and more technology onboard.
@travelchannel - Several companies offer cruises to see the total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until 2026.
@TLTripDoctor cruise scene will realign.
Question 7 - How can you earn more for airline tickets this year?
@travelchannel - Not sure, but save money and book on Sundays. 57 days before travel for domestic flights and 171 days before travel for international.
@TLTripDoctor - Don't rely on a single airline to bank points. Use a flexible points program tied to a credit card.
@5foottraveler - Bartending really is a great thing...
Question 8 - What are your 2015 travel resolutions?
@JohnnyJet - Travel to 5 new countries!
@kayak - This year we resolve to travel smarter, and to help others do the same.
@TLTripDoctor - Get off the grid, use my miles, organize my pics
Question 9 - Share how to travel better in three words
@JohnnyJet - Respectful, Open-mindedness and helpful
@travelchannel - Leave comfort zone
@kayak - Just. Say. Yes.
Those are the highlights from my first #TL_Chat - did you see any interesting comments?