AMSTERDAM, November 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by a wealth of data, traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences and insights as well as industry leading understanding and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, the experts at Booking.com shed light on 8 major travel predictions for 2017. 1. Instant Gratification 2.0 Technology is fuelling a more demanding and impatient traveller. 44% of travellers already expect to be able to plan their holiday in a few simple taps of their smart phone and over half (52%) expect their use of travel apps to increase in 2017. 2. Getting to Business 2017 will see a further upswing in the blurring lines between leisure and business travel. 49% of business travellers already extend their business trips to further enjoy the destination, while three quarters (75%) intend to do so the same or more in the coming year. 3. Appetite to Discover The discovered world has many undiscovered places and 2017 promises to see travellers unleashing their inner explorer. 45% plan to be more adventurous in their choice of destination in the coming year, while 47% would like to explore corners of the globe that none of their friends have been to. To read the full list of 8 Big Travel Predictions for 2017, visit Booking.com's Global Newsroom: https://globalnews.booking.com/8-big-travel-predictions-for-2017/AboutBooking.com: Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property - from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don't pay booking fees - ever. The Booking.com website is available in 43 languages, offers over 1M hotels and accommodations including 520,000 vacation rental properties and covers over 96,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide. With over 20 years of experience and a team of over 13,000 dedicated employees in 187 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests and ensure an exceptional customer experience.