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How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel

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Booking a holiday in 2012 is not like it was twenty years ago. These days more and more holidaymakers are turning to their trusted smartphones to find hotels and flights. At present nearly half the population owns one of these devices which enable them to browse the internet from wherever they might be. Analysis has shown that 17% of the travellers have looked into their prospective holidays by using a Smartphone and a further 12% have downloaded a travel related app.

The proportion of travellers who have actually booked their holiday online is 3% but this looks set to rise significantly over the next 10 years. The changing pattern of travelling is clear to see. Two thirds of respondents say they are likely to research and book their future holidays online via their mobiles. It was also found that three quarters of travellers will use their phones whilst actually on holiday.

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30 Jaw Dropping Infinity Pools from Around the World

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An infinity edge pool also goes by the name of negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool. Infinity pools are simply swimming pools which give the illusion that they go on into the horizon, as if they go on forever. In reality, the water flows over one or more edges creating this ‘vanishing’ effect. The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in France, where one of the first vanishing edge designs was utilized in the “Stag Fountain” at the Palace of Versailles in the early 1600s.

Relaxing in this utter luxury is not cheap. Infinity pools are very expensive and require extensive structural, mechanical (hydraulic engineering) and architectural detailing. You will mostly run into these types of marvels at exotic resorts, exclusive estates, in advertisements and in other luxurious places. Lusting at these stunning images creates a desire for one. Below we have listed thirty jaw dropping infinity pools for your inspiration. Enjoy!

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Private Pool, Greece

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Casa de la Flora

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Alila Villas Soori, Bali, Indonesia

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Adult Infinity Pool @ St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico

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Infinity Pool @ St. Lucia

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Infinity pool – Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Zihuatanejo Mexico

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Intercontinental Hotel – Fiji

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort – St. Maarten

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Infinity pool at Saint John Mykonos in Greece

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Sheraton Waikiki – Hawaii

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Kandalama Hotel – Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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Southern California at Dusk

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Hacienda del Alamo complex, Spain

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The One & Only Resort Reethi Rah. Maldives

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Sha Wellness Clinic Pool, Spain

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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites @ Crete Island

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The Infinity Pool, 56th floor of Marina Bay Sands

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Infinity Pool Alila Ubud

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Rangali Island Infinity Pool

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Marquis Los Cabos

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Shangri-la in Mactan Cebu, Philippines

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Golden Triangle Resort – Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Tanzania, Africa

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Bali, Munduk Moding Plantation

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Bora Bora Infinity Beach Pool

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Bali Infinity Pool swimming to the edge of eternity.

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First Crescent Villa by SAOTA

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Ubud Hanging Gardens – Bali, Indonesia

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Tat Kuang Si Waterfall – Luang Prabang, Laos

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