How Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing the Travel Industry?
12 Jan 2017
The advent of technology has played a major role in making the whole world a Global Village. Travelling has become easier for leisure as well as business and with the inclusion of mobile technology, it has become more convenient and seamless. Mobile technology has changed everything right from the way we eat, shop, work and especially the way we travel. The innovative techniques used by the mobile tech have made travel easier and more accessible than it was before.
Smartphones nowadays contain dedicated mobile apps for travel which has made users to tackle the general travel issues with ease and comfort. For example, mobile apps are helping travelers right from booking a flight to haling a cab in an unknown city, finding a good restaurant for staying and dining. Stats also show that almost 91% of the people believe that mobile apps have been instrumental in making the process of traveling easy. To sum up, we can say that there is nothing practically in the world of travel that the mobile apps have not touched in order to make it more simplified for the users.
With the mobile apps, the users with just a simple tap of the finger can access and track everything from their mobile phone itself. By changing the situation completely for the good, mobile apps also promise for a brighter future for the travel industries ahead.
Let us understand bit by bit that how mobile apps are benefiting the travel industry and redefining the methods and manners in which people travel nowadays.
Making the Travel Bag less heavy
The very first revolution that mobile apps have made is to curtail the amount of luggage people carry when they travel. Gone are the days where people had to keep a check of their boarding passes, travel related information, paper maps, etc. as everything now has gone mobile. Mobile apps provides variety of services and options to the tech savvy travelers so that they can keep all their travel related documents at one place and also keep a track of the place or workspace even if you are on the go.
Mobile apps of the present generation are capable enough to handle various functions simultaneously and will be helpful in keeping a complete track of important travel events, departure time, business meetings, etc. Moreover, there are apps that can work offline also and sync with your travel calendar so that you can go about your travel without too much fuss.
Apart from being seamless and easy to use, mobile apps give the users to go paperless, thus cutting down the number of items they have to take during their transit.
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Providing On the Go Entertainment
There were days when people used to carry a bag full of crossword puzzles, card and books so as to enjoy their leisure time during the journey. But with the inception of mobile apps and mobile technology, all you need to carry is your smartphone or tablets (and of course their battery charger!!) and you will have all the emphatic entertainment options on your palm top. The memory space in the mobile devices enables the user to carry infinite number of apps like games, music or you can add an entire library of books wherever you go. So let go those tedious paperback books and music cd as the mobile app in your hand is proficient enough to provide on the go entertainment.
Ease of deciding the Destination
Mobile apps have become very handy in finding and deciding new destination for travel without much fuss. Now the travelers don’t have to go through several brochures or wait outside the travel agency in order to decide their place of travelling. With the internet access and several specific mobile apps, all the information is available specifically on the fingertips. Moreover, there are tons of travel bloggers available today who share their knowledge and experiences with the users through the plethora of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, etc. Apart from the text information, photos can also be shared so that the users can get an authentic life size experience of the place.
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Travelling made easier, quicker
Mobile apps provide comprehensive real time engagement so that the users can get instant update of their scheduling beforehand so there is no confusion afterwards. They offer quick guide about the location and destination in a well synchronized manner and also provide security to the stored important documents in the app. The mobile wallets also play a major role in curtailing the problems related to paying and encouraging people to shop with its lucrative in-app purchases. Also as the apps are available for all the leading mobile OS platforms so the accessibility problem is also out of context.
The inclusion of mobile apps and mobile technology has certainly redefined the way people travel for the good. With the technology skyrocketing in the past decade, the users are also equipped with adequate amount of things that would make their travel experience wonderful, fun and easy to handle. Capturing memorable moments and keeping them in a well maintained manner is an additional advantage that the mobile apps provide to its users.
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Pratik Gothaliya is the Founder and CTO of Quest Infosense, A web & Mobile app development company. Pratik has accomplished over 9 years of experience in the software industry. Being an integral part of the company he assures uncluttered functionality for service or products development to clients. he promptly stands with unparalleled accomplishment for his clients and people.