Not everyone gets Labor Day off as a holiday, but that doesn\u2019t mean the majority of people not working have literally gone on vacation. In the future, people scheduled to work on holidays and those with the days off but not the means to go on an exotic vacation, they can pick any day to explore wonders such as the Amazon rainforest or white beaches of the Caribbean. At least, that is what Expedia claimed; by using virtual and augmented reality, people won\u2019t even need to leave home to explore some of the world\u2019s wonders.If you really are not into the idea of a stay-at-home vacation, then VR and AR could also be used in a \u201ctry before you buy\u201d vacation scenario. That tech might also be the answer to long-distance love affairs. Some futurists, such as Google\u2019s Dr. Ray Kurweil, have predicted, \u201cWe will spend considerable time in virtual and augmented realities allowing us to visit with each other even if hundreds of miles apart. We\u2019ll even be able to touch each other.\u201dBut Expedia didn\u2019t stop there, describing the holiday of the future as:It\u2019s the year 2035 and you\u2019re sitting on-board a pilotless airliner, cruising across the Atlantic at a cool 3,000mph. The trolley service is a robot named Brenda \u2013 she speaks 100+ different languages and offers you an eclectic platter of food based on the dietary requirements in your electronic implant. Content with your 3D printed salad, you put your virtual reality headset back on and go for a pleasant coastal stroll across Ipanema beach.Not everything about vacations in the future sounds sunny and bright; some of it sounds downright creepy.For example, Expedia Worldwide Senior Vice President Gary Morrison makes it sound like big data and predictive travel booking algorithms will play a big part in making future vacations more personal. The booking process would supposedly be even better if \u201ca predictive travel booking algorithm could access our online preferences, social media content, and even biometric information to find a package holiday that is tailored to our needs.\u201dCiting the Future Travel Experience (pdf), Expedia wrote that \u201cby 2025 we can expect in-built electronic tags on all of our luggage, allowing us to drop them off at rail stations, hotels and other off-airport locations pre-flight.\u201dThat might help at the airport, but only if \u201csecurity zones\u201d are \u201cadapted so that \u2018passenger-friendly ambience\u2019 is created, instead of being \u2018sterile\u2019 and \u2018prison-like\u2019.\u201d If you lose your passport in the future, no worries, since airports may do away with physical documentation and instead rely on smartphone apps and biometric recognition. No smartphone? No problem, as at least some futurists believe airports will allow you to use an RFID implant as a form of authentication.In the future, you will leave the airport via a self-driving car to arrive at your hotel. Once you arrive at your destination, a smartphone app or biometrics may allow you to skip the hotel lobby waiting line and go directly to your room. Inside your room, a touchscreen \u201csmart mirror\u201d will display social media updates, news headlines which are important to you and email notifications.The whole package could be paid for with bitcoin or another crypto-currency. Expedia is not the only booking company which currently accepts bitcoin, but not all bitcoin-purchased vacations have ended well for vacationers. Although a person is not as anonymous as they might believe when using bitcoin, what would be the point in even trying for some degree of vacation anonymity if everything else about you is tracked, predicted and tied to you via biometrics?Expedia\u2019s \u201choliday of the future\u201d post is peppered with examples of some of the future tech already being tested at airports and hotels. Whether or not you consider it a \u201cvacation,\u201d you can already use VR to explore the Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu and a wide range of other locations.