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Superhero Holidaymakers - Thomson Kids Clubs Of The Future

LONDON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Thomson teams up with Futurologist Ian Pearson to predict the technological innovations for kids' entertainment on holiday in 2030

Leading holiday company Thomson has teamed up with renowned futurologist Ian Pearson to uncover the technology trends and innovations that are expected to be adopted at holiday Kids Clubs in the future. In addition, it has also commissioned new research to understand what types of technology children and parents would like to see at kids clubs in the future.

As technology evolves, it is clear that children are very comfortable using new gadgets, with 85% of kids stating they regularly play on iPhones and iPads and over a third (38%) claiming they often use mobile apps. That's why, Thomson, which takes one million children on holiday each year, understands the importance of providing high-tech kids with activities that encourage them to interact with one another, as well as learn new skills.

The research also revealed that nearly three quarters (70%) of kids would like to use technology on holiday to practice new skills and experience new activities. With 69% of parents agreeing that this was something that their children would enjoy, Thomson was keen to work with futurologist Ian Pearson, to understand the future of Kids Clubs. In his report, Ian has identified four key predictions set to take the world of kid's entertainment by storm by 2030.

 

1. Building a Fantasy World

2030 Prediction:

Using over-eye visors that can be worn like a hat or active contact lenses and pre-programmed content on remote computers, children will be able step into fantastical new worlds together. As well as creating new virtual environments around them, kids will also interact with each other and the creatures, people and characters that inhabit their new virtual world If they were learning about creatures of the deep-sea and the world around them was the ocean, they could pull fish closer to them by performing a reeling in motion with gesture recognition technology.

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