Traveling is one of the most interesting things people do on a daily basis. We can take trips by car, bus, airplane, and bicycle or simply by foot. In some past times, technology did not really matter that much, but nowadays things are different. While traveling, we use laptops, phones, navigation and a whole arsenal or different technological aids.
Today we are going to talk abbot Travel Technology. Travel technology (also called tourism technology, and hospitality automation) is the application of Information Technology (IT) or Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
Great technologies have played a large role in economy of any state. Let’s just think about airplanes and their very important role in tourism. Today people can simply go online and book a flight.
Air traveling has made it possible for people to visit many places across the globe in relatively little time. That is very important contribution technology has made related to tourism and traveling.
The tourism industry is often defined as the sectored system of innovation and production. This sectored system in tourism is extremely complex. Impacts of Internet Technology on Tourism are vast.
The advancement of the Internet has deeply affected the way tourism and travel intermediaries perform their business. The development of vertical portals has redefined the travel business.
All of this has made it easy to book last minute flights. And we all know that if we book a last minute flight, we practically get it for free, at times. It is not u rule, but we get away a lot cheaper than we normally would.
The Internet has made it possible for customers to access high quality information within a short time. Also it has made service expectations as consumers expect to be served 24 hrs / 365 days.
How mobile tech influences tourism?
The advent and application of mobile technologies have further impacted the tourism and travel industry. This has been possible due to the development in ecommerce. It is now possible for customers to view and choose various travel and tourism options by surfing the internet through their mobile phones. Texting services also give a lot of information regarding booking confirmation and they are easy to apply. People can easily get a booking confirmation when they rent a hotel room or a seat on an airplane. The launch of so many high tech gadgets has made a revolution within the mobile tech. The mobile tech is especially helpful when people need to use Internet and book certain services online. Hence, one can also book tour packages and other travel related services via their smartphone device.
Technology changes our points of view
All this influences people’s choices. Technology changes our travel experience from day to day. Let’s just recall of virtual traveling and all of its positive sides. It is a great way to experience something new and unseen before. For example, if you cannot decide where to spend your next vacation, virtual travel can be of great help. So, you see technology changes our decisions and ways we feel. It has the power to change people’s believes, and to change the way we think.
It was not always like this
Many years ago, people did not have the option to go online and just to browse through and decide where to spend their vacation. Today, we can plan everything with just a few clicks of a mouse. The information is available anywhere we turn, and that’s because of the great advancement of technology.
So, you see, technology will change our traveling habits and make them a lot better. All of our accessories such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and all other gadgets are here to change our views and help us make better decisions.
No one says that technology will replace the real traveling experience, but it will make it better. Videos and pictures don’t come close to replacing the real deal. The deal behind the scenes of virtual technology applied in travel sector is not about replacing the real experience. It is in showing people all the lovely places around the world and bringing it closer to anyone who wants to experience the real thing.
Technology is changing both, our travel and tourism in a positive way. A way that is pointed towards helping people making the correct choices and living life to the fullest. What comes next? Well, no one really knows. One thing is certain though, it will be awesome.
Kelly Everson is an American author and MA in English literature. She is a health article writer who has written numerous articles/online journals on stretch marks, latest travel news, pregnancy, sleep disorders, female health and joint pain problems. She is also passionate about health, beauty and fitness. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest from 2011. Examiner from 2013, Epochtimes & Healthline from 2014