The globe-trot­ting CEO on the fu­ture of travel—and more.

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ten years from now, travel won’t in­volve any pa­per, says Dar­ren Huston, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Price­line Group and Book­ing.com. “You’ll have no pass­port, no credit cards, no con­fir­ma­tion,” pre­dicts the Am­s­ter­dam-based Cana­dian. “You’ll just have your phone in your pocket, and if you lose it, ev­ery­thing will be in the cloud.” Un­til some­one in­vents tele­por­ta­tion, though, we’ll still have to fly—some­thing Huston doesn’t ac­tu­ally like to do. (He makes the most of his air time by sleep­ing and work­ing.) But for now, it’s the only way he can ac­cess all the lo­cal ex­pe­ri­ences he craves. “I like bizarre flavours and tastes. I’ve eaten ants in Nairobi, frogs in Viet­nam and lots of strange things in China—I re­ally en­joy that about travel.”

Sun­set on the Greek is­land of San­torini

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