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Celebrate Travel Technology's Glorious History

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | April 19, 2016

Celebrate Travel Technology's Glorious History

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The last 20 years has been very kind to travelers.

Trisept Solutions was nice enough to provide the following infographic that features some brilliant watershed moments as pertains to this particular industry.

Obviously, a spotlight is offered for Trisept Solutions’ own mark on history with what is stated to be the “first online vacation package – a trip from Philly to Baltimore.”

From there, the annals of time are peppered with first-time events that led to an era that we enjoy today.

We take for granted the fact that we can pop onto the Internet or open an app on our phone and book a flight in a mere instant.

Read More: Enjoy Expedia's London Time Machine Portal

However, there was a time when you had to go through the rigmarole of the phone or in-person service.

By the turn of the century people were actually checking in online, something we all do as an afterthought now.

Little by little, travel websites would spring from the transom of the Internet to provide clarity of prices and a way to handle the entire jumble of booking travel.

Trisept, via press release, explains that initial launch of online vacation packages: “The software to make it all happen was developed by what was formerly a part of The Mark Travel Corporation, and today is a separate entity called Trisept Solutions. Since then, the company has recorded over $15 billion in online sales resulting in moving 48 million passengers around the world – and then numbers continue to rise.” 

Here are other moments for you to consider, quite possibly as you take a break from travel planning on that smartphone of yours.

Image courtesy Trisept Solutions


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