USA Today has a great list of travel trends for 2010. One prediction we particularly like is the rise of the real-time web as it applies to travel. (Our site TravelStreamz plays a role here. Watch for it to evolve with real-time deals this year.)
"In the still rapidly expanding online world, instant gratification is even easier to obtain: 'Digital' has become synonymous with 'instant,' " says Reinier Evers of the trend tracking site Trendwatching.com. With nearly half of U.S. adults using social networking sites, expect more time-sensitive "flash sales" offered via Facebook or Twitter, more real-time postings of travel experiences, and faster response from companies and institutions fearful that negative opinions will go viral.