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Technology in Travel

by Tiffany Chisholm

Jul 1, 2020

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Travel has come a long way since the rise of technology and it’s only getting better every passing day. Technology has completely changed peoples’ relationship with travel for the better by saving them time, money and energy, while also saving the planet.


Gone are the days when people had to go to travel agencies to book a trip to a new place and get travel recommendations. Nowadays, people can book their own flights and accommodations online whenever they please.


People can also surf the web for activities to do in the places they plan to visit with plenty of information and booking options available to them. There is no unwanted third party influencing a person’s travel decision on where to go and what to do. People can research those recommendations and decide if it is a right fit for them.


Technology also helped combat language barriers. People are more inclined to travel to a country where their native language isn’t spoken because they can use translation apps. People can also use language learning apps to know a few words and phrases that will get them through the trip.


In terms of visa travel and travel restrictions, people can keep updated with the news and official government travel websites to know what they can and cannot do. The application processes may be found online along with any requirements that comes with seeking out a visa or exceptions to travel restrictions.


One major factor why technology has such a positive influence on travel is it reduces each traveler’s carbon footprint from having to drive to book trips, and also needing to print their tickets. People can now load their tickets on their technological device and check in from hours to minutes prior to travel.


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