Travel technology is the application of Information Technology and Communications Technology in travel, hospitality and tourism industry. There are many applications that can be made of this technology in the tourism industry.
Some such types of travel tech are flight navigation, itinerary management through online travel services, and even the use of social networking and search engines to plan future trips. Having said so, let’s also say that there are many less useful applications of travel tech in tourism that are constantly offered to us. But for today, we are going to concentrate to those who bring the most of it.
One application that has emerged in tourism is the online travel agency. Online travel agencies have come up to meet the demand for travel services in the tourism industry.
These online travel agencies work as a central source for hotel bookings and online hotel reservations, offer hotel deals and discount coupons, as well as provide facilities such as car rental, air fare, meals, and even accommodation.
Another application of travel tech in tourism is in trip planning. Many people now take advantage of travel apps on their smartphones and tablets. Such travel apps allow them to plan their trips and track their flights using detailed maps and interactive travel widgets.
Apart from providing useful information during travel, such websites also allows tourists to share photos and reviews about their experiences in a particular place. Some smart phone users even integrate these travel apps with social media sites like Facebook.