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How Apps Are Revolutionizing the Travel Experience

Travel Technology | Janeen Christoff | September 14, 2016

How Apps Are Revolutionizing the Travel Experience

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Apps have an increasingly more important role in all facets of our vacation from the travel itself to day-to-day exploration. In fact, apps have completely revolutionized how we travel the world. 

Virtual reservations is one way, notes YonderWork. These days, you can buy tickets and even board a flight, just using an app.

“Not having to check in when you get to the airport or sifting through your bag for that printed boarding pass expedites the entire airport experience. The same goes for other transportation methods (Uber, trains) and hotel reservations,” says YonderWork. 

Having access to real-time information is another way apps are changing the travel experience. 

“Apps can feed you up-to-date information about your travel and reservation details, so you’re never caught off guard by any changes. Apps can send you push notifications or emails letting you know that your flight is delayed, or that your hotel check-out time is at 10 a.m. so that you’re always prepared for what’s coming,” notes YonderWork. 

One of the biggest ways apps have transformed the travel landscape is through navigation. 

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“I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be able to utilize my phone instead of a physical map. As someone who has no sense of direction, those maps don’t do much for me except somehow manage to get lost in my bag,” reports YonderWork. 

Apps have made travel easier in other ways, too. It’s easy to keep in touch with people at home and with the people you meet abroad. For more ways that apps are changing how we experience the world, read on here


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