ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

The Greatest Travel Innovations of the Past 10 Years


Which innovation has made your travels more enjoyable? It could be a product, such as noise-canceling headphones. It could be a website that provides driving directions. It could be a service, such as electronic toll collection for highways (like EZ Pass in the Northeast). Or it could be a customer-service touch, such as hotels adding curved shower rods to their bathrooms. If your idea is picked as one of the top 10, you'll receive a copy of The Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips From Seasoned Travelers. (However, if multiple people submit the same winning idea, only the first person who wrote in will receive the book.) Use the form below to submit your pick for the best innovation that has become widespread since 1998.

The submission deadline is December 31, 2007; only one submission per person. We regret that we won't be able to include every submission we receive, and we reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. Once you send in your story or photograph, it becomes our property—intellectual and otherwise.

Name:
Hometown:
(include state and country, if outside the U.S.)
The best travel innovation
in the past 10 years:
Why it's so great:
Phone:
(we'll only contact you if necessary, and we won't give it out!)
Email:
(we won't give it out!)

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