Survey - Best Travel Innovations
What do you think are the best
innovations over the last 25 years?
We're not asking for your opinion on England's
mysterious annual crop circles, but we are asking for your
opinion on what/which are the best travel innovations over
the last 25 years.
The last 25 years or so - say
from about 1986 - have been tumultuous, turbulent, troubled -
and also terrific.
Okay, enough of the
alliterations. Suffice it to say there have been an
extraordinary number of new products and services developed in
the last quarter century, making huge changes to the convenience
Here's your chance to have
your say on which are the best.
Please read the instructions
(!) then give your opinions on as many (or as few) of the
products as you have opinions on. Simply leave blank any
that you don't wish to comment on.
Reader Survey - The Best Travel
Innovations of the Last 25 Years
Here is a list of suggested
innovations, culled from various sources, including from your
own suggestions received in the last week (thank you).
If you think there is a
surprising omission, then you might be correct; alternatively,
maybe the product or service was in place more than 25 years
However, you have a chance
in each of the four categories to add a write-in item too, so if
there's something important you wish to add, go ahead and please
How to Complete the Survey
First, everything is
optional. You only need to answer those parts of the
survey you wish to, and your decision not to answer other parts
won't mess up the results.
Second, for each
product or service innovation that you have an opinion on,
please rate it from 1 to 5. 1 means something you don't
really think innovative at all, and 5 is something that you
think is really really wonderful.
It helps us if you don't
rate everything a 5! We need to see a range of values so
we can rank items from most to least acclaimed.
If there is a product you
don't think should be acclaimed, give it a 1 or 2. These
are 'negative' ratings.
If you are indifferent, give
it a 3 (or don't vote at all).
And if you like it, give it
a 4 or 5.
Third, at the end of
each section is space for you to write in any other
product/service you think should be considered, and to rate that
Fourth, after you've
ranked individual items, you now have to make one big choice.
Which of all the items in the list is the absolute best?
This is one 'best' for everything, not one per section.
Choose one item in the 'Favorite' column.
Tough choice, yes? If
you can't choose, don't worry. Leave it blank.
Almost lastly, would
you be so kind as to tell us a bit about who you are.
Don't worry, we're not tracking you, we're not keeping any
personal data at all - not even asking for your name or email
address. But if you could provide some basic demographics,
that will help us say things like 'men rated xxx highest, while
women preferred yyy' or whatever may end up being apparent.
Now, one last thing
(apart from, of course, please pressing the Submit button!).
this page's url
on to your friends, associates, and anyone else you know who you
think could also vote and add their opinions. We'd like as
broad a participation as possible, so as to get some meaningful
Any questions or problems?
Let me know!
Many thanks for your time
and your answers. All answers will be collated, compiled
and reported back to you next week.
Thank you very much for
sharing your opinions and suggestions. Please pass this
page link on to your friends and associates so we can get as
wide as possible a range of voting.
28 Oct 2011, last update
21 Jul 2020
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