Technology and Travel Nov 10, 2015 by Cathy (Awesome Escape Blogger)
It seems like centuries ago that you actually had to go to the airport check-in counter to get your boarding pass and confirm you seat. Time stands still for nobody and the technology of the travel trade is no exception. If you don’t have a smartphone in your possession you’ve got a handicap when you are traveling. This device gives you instant access to your boarding pass and any flight updates or information you might need when traveling. If you need to grab a cab or confirm the directions to your hotel or the car rental place all you’ve got to do is punch it in your phone.
Airport Eyes Everywhere
I don’t want to freak you out here, but some of the technologies that airports are working on will blow your mind. They will literally be able to track and follow your every move in the not too distant future. You can also use your cell phone to tap into location alerts; like when you are nearing your gate, or perhaps the closest exchange booth for you to get some currency.
Sleeping Better on the Road is Here
There are so many advancements in hotel rooms to help with getting a better sleep it’s crazy. Everything from dimming lights to computerized beds, which actually monitor sleep and make suggestions to get better zzz’s, is at your service. There are also specialized headboards out that are designed to keep out excess noise and provide a quieter sleep zone.
New and Improved Routes Overseas
When you are traveling on long flights, gone are the days where you had to stop and start 2-3 times. Many high-tech international airlines are offering more direct flights door to door. Like traveling to Sydney via Qantas A380 from Dallas, close to 8,500 miles, in just 16 hours. What this does is make long haul travelling a heck of a lot more appealing to travelers and hopefully increases the booking rate.
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