148 TRAVEL INSIDER
The globe-trotting CEO on the future of travel—and more.
An online expert shares his deal-scoring secrets and favourite hot spots.
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.”