The days of relying upon a travel agent to help you with picking flights, finding hotels, choosing where to go and what to do while on holiday may soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to advances in technology, the way we plan for a business trip or family holiday will completely change.
Take a look into some of the current changes that have occurred thanks to advances in technology and we discuss some of the further changes that may occur in the future.
Worried about Lost Luggage? Airlines Offer Real-time Tracking
Once you check your luggage in at the airport, things are out of your control and anything can happen! In an effort to help travellers worry less about losing their luggage, airlines are now using real-time tracking software.
The real-time tracking software follows a person’s luggage from check-in to when it lands at its final destination. If the luggage should end up at a wrong destination, the tracking software will show where and allow the airline to make the necessary arrangements to organise for the luggage to be quickly returned back to you.
Pick Travel Destinations Based on Brief Virtual Reality (VR) Videos
The whole point of virtual reality is to transport you to a whole different world without having you leave home. While virtual reality will never replace actually travelling around the world and experiencing new places, it can help you make a decision on where to travel.
From the comfort of your own home, you can put on a VR headset and travel to different locations all over the world. On the tour, you can see some of the highlights, get a feel for the area and see if it is a location you would like to physically go on holiday.
VR isn’t just going to help in deciding where to go on holiday. It can help with choosing a hotel, restaurants and other places. So before booking a hotel, travellers can see exactly where the hotel is located, what it looks like and how close it is to landmarks and other attractions. This information proves invaluable when making important decisions for your upcoming holiday.
Receive Personalised Trip and Activity Recommendations with Artifical Intelligence (AI) Software
The best way to receive recommendations as to where to go, what to do, or where to eat while travelling is to provide a travel agent or local with an idea of your likes or dislikes. Those people can then take that information and provide you with recommendations that meet your needs, but imagine if you didn’t have to spend time listing your likes and dislikes? That is exactly what AI software allows travellers to do.
AI Software will allow travellers to put in their likes, dislikes and interests. It will take that information and provide personalised recommendations on where to travel, what to do while you are on holiday and where to eat.
The best part about this type of software is that it can take information that you provide and expand upon it. For example, if it provided you with a recommendation to do a certain activity and you didn’t enjoy it. You can provide feedback to the software and it will take that into consideration when making future recommendations to you.
Some of these changes are already being used by travellers. Some are just ideas which are yet to be incorporated into how we travel. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the travel industry as technology continues to change and advance!
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