Travel Technology Trends for 2019

As technology rapidly takes over the travel industry, here are some trends you can look forward to in 2019.

1. Online Travel Agencies (OTA)

Online travel agencies are starting to use different kinds of technology to accommodate their clients’ expectations and provide more options, from creating mobile apps to improving their booking engines.

2.Virtual & Augmented Reality (AR & VR)

Some resorts and hotels are using VR to amp up their marketing by displaying hotel rooms and tours of their resorts to clients, this adds a unique edge to their business and helps them fully show what they have to offer. Wearable AR are more practical in traveling, such as live translations, and online maps.

3. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI can easily and quickly process data with fewer mistakes which explains their increasing popularity among businesses that include customer service. Meanwhile, robotic concierge and virtual assistants in hotel rooms are increasing in popularity, too because of their easy accessibility to provide 24-hour service.

4. Internet of Things

The Internet of things a the network of physical devices, home appliances, and etc. embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity that enables these things to store and exchange data. From VR to robotics to connected baggage tags for airline passengers, technology making travel easier and more secure.

5. Voice Technology

Voice technology is useful for travelers to gain information in a split second, with the advancements of voice technology and virtual assistants our interactions with IoTs can be enhanced further.

6. WiFi

Nowadays, everyone is connected online so it is not surprising that even travelers request WiFi in hotels, resorts, and even on flights.  WiFi is expected to be more widespread in 2019 due to this high demand.

7. Wearable Devices

Wearable devices like smartwatches, smartheadphones and even RFID tags are being improved to allow for more features that are handy for traveling. For example, Pixel Buds earphone by Google has a live translation feature.



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