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Lufthansa Surprise Selects Your Destination

The German carrier promises an adventure you don’t even need to plan for.

May 25, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

All you’ll need to do when you book with ‘Lufthansa Surprise’ is literally to pack and go – just leave the destination to chance. To help the indecisive decide and leave the adventurous surprised, German carrier Lufthansa has created this new booking feature that will determine your next travel destination – and it is really quite fuss-free.

Travelers can choose between nine themes based on their preference, ranging from nature, sun and sand to romance and gourmet cuisine. Each theme then lists about a dozen possible destinations that leave from either Munich or Frankfurt, of which one will be picked at random after booking dates and payment information have been added.

This concept comes on the heels of companies such as Priceline and Hotwire introducing discounted fares to travelers who leave the decision-making power of their accommodation, airline and car rental to them. Like Lufthansa, Eurowings also sells mystery flights at a fixed price for thematic trips. While new travelers may find this concept too risky, the well-traveled will relish the spontaneity of it all.

If you’re up for an even bigger adventure, virtual travel agent Pack Up + Go will create a US-based weekend travel itinerary based on your budget, transportation preferences and hobbies. Your itinerary and destination will be kept secret until the day of departure so you never know what you’re in for.

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