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How technology is changing the travel industry?

James McArthur
04.17.16
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Holidays are the best time of the year. People get to think about their travel plans and move out from their regular boring work schedule to enjoy their life. Many people also wait eagerly for a holiday season to catch up with their friends and family abroad.

The trend in the travel industry is growing every year and we've seen a higher percentage of people moving out to overseas to spend their holidays. While most of you might think that the increase in the rate of travel is because of better salary and more time to spend, it's probably not.

Most people are starting out to trek outside their country is because of technology. Technology is what has made it easy as well as practical for travelers to find details about how and where to go.
Here are five trends technology has been changing the travel industry today.

1.More Listings

One of the most amazing things about the growth of technology is that we get to find a lot of listings today. Previously, travelers who wanted details about a particular place they'd love to visit could not find enough resources to check from.

However, several companies today have a great marketing team of professionals who work rigorously to get their details listed online. Several travel companies including Airbnb has been really innovative to find travels find accommodation that they need.

2.Better Prices

Before the technology boom occurred, travelers had limited resources and options to find what place to stay, where and how to go around. Similarly, shopping details and price comparisons of different places were not made available and people had to settle for whatever they could find and thought good. This lead to travelers paying more prices at different times than what they really should have paid for.

However, with technology, prices do not look like a constraint. People can access different online platforms to compare prices and accessibility of accommodations to get a broader sense of where to stay. Instead of only a few places to pick from, there are a lot of available options that travelers can choose to fit in their budget.

Comparison sites have also popped up where you can compare accommodation, car rental and even motor-home rental prices from the one location. Campervan Finder helps consumers to check availability on certain dates using the calendar, compare vehicle specifications and compare prices from pretty much all the rental companies om the market.

3.More Communication and Transparency

Communication is one of the most important factors to find more customers and attract travelers and several property owners around travel locations keep this as a primary concern. As a property holder, you need to ensure that the packages that you are offering are what you can provide at full potential. Military Flight Travel provides transparency with the costs associated with traveling in different flights if you belong to a military family.

Similarly, travelers who are looking to book a holiday and make investment need to remain confident that the service they are taking is best suited for them. This is better ensured with constant communication and transparency.

Transparency also comes in different forms. From photos to reviews and ratings, property owners need to care about their service to be rated well. The world of technology can make any company a word-of-mouth and if you are willing to attract a lot of customers, you need to cut down the fear of being scammed in your customers and incorporate new technologies to improve the industry for good.

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