The Future Is Here
Photo: United Airlines announced a new partnership with Boom Supersonic. (photo via United Airlines Media)
Technology has made big leaps during the pandemic. In many ways, companies did take advantage of the pause to refocus their efforts and recognized the opportunity to reset. For the consumer, travel tech has never been more important in the no-contact environment the pandemic has created. New contactless services such as mobile check-in for air travel, hotels and rental cars were here before the pandemic, but now they have been even more widely adopted by travelers. Companies continue to improve and streamline in these areas.
However, there are even bigger moves being made in the industry. Virgin Hyperloop is aiming to streamline how travelers get from one city to the next, reducing travel time. Airlines are working on more sustainable fuels and building supersonic airliners, and people are traveling to space.