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How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel

How Mobile TECHINOLOGY is changing WOALD TRAVEL THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL! In the last few years the web has changed tremendously as a result of social networking, and in particular within the travel sector – from the way consumers choose hotels, book flights and get in touch with fellow travellers around the world. 17% MOBILE TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED TRAVEL FOREVER have researched a trip on a mobile app or mobile website 12% have downloaded a mobile app related to travel 3 in 4 http:// 3% have booked their trip on a mobile Your reservation is confirmed active travellers use a mobile device while on the move. 2/3 45% own a mobile device that allows them to browse the Internet say they are likely to explore, shop and book travel activities via their mobile devices. WHO HAS EMBRACED MOBILE TECHNOLOGY WITHIN THE 129% 92% 91% 93 TRAVEL INDUSTRY? 74% 74% 58% 47% 38% 40% 36% 25% 32% 26 18% 20% INDIA CHINA BRAZIL USA UK % of population online Mobile penetration % travel booked online Online travel in Billions TRAVELLERS AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY 74% of First/Business Class & Frequent Flyers own smartphones 50% of them receive SMS notifications Travellers who 54% own smartphones 75% Flight information services of smartphones connect to a free airport Wi-Fi network. Here's what they are finding out in real time. 17% - security checkpoints 50% - Wait times ar 40% - Time to reach departure gata 21% - Airport parking Wi-Fi WHO IS LEADING THE WAY WITH MOBILE AND SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY? he development of many apps and websites are resulting in new trends in travel. Users are 'checking in' more and more, listing themselves as present at a particular place. tripadvisor easyJet A mobile version of the popular online website where people leave reviews of restaurants, hotels and resorts. Is set to launch a speedy booking app which will allow people to check in and do everything bar actually boarding the airline. In 2011 saw a 500% year on year increase in bookings made via smartphones. onsumers respond C to advertising & posts by companies or about companies on social media sites. Check this out! Social media is a Top 8 driver of traffic for 78% of travel sites The world's leading social network has a feature which allows you to tag' where you are in the world. A clever site which puts people who are able to offer accommodation in touch with travellers who need somewhere to stay. A social network Perfect for people wanting to plan a complicated trip. Allows flights and accommodation to be planned seamlessly. for travellers. Allows users to note where they are in the world and keep up to date with friends. -travel apps 5% of apps at the Apple App store are travel apps. INTERESTING AND INNOVATIVE SITES FOR TRAVELLERS airbnb Airbnb says it has registered month-over-month growth of 65% in January 2011 is an online market place connecting: spare room / accommodation travellers / vagabonds Guests have travelled from 182 countries 132,000 : 300,000+ iPhone app downloads 100+ million social connections 9,000+ positive reviews submitted, representing 98% of all reviews Cities: to listings available in 170 countries CSA Is a platform bringing people together through hospitality in the form of a spare room, a meal, or a tour guide when members of the site visit a country. It offers a completely different and far more personal experience, as well as, a low budget option for travelling. CouchSurfing TOP 5 Couchsurfing Cities New York Paris London Berlin Istanbul TOP 5 Couchsurfing Countries USA Germany France Canada UK THE FUTURE... Trip Confirmation YEAR 2012 Google projects that 8% of mobile users will be booking travel from their smartphones ************. ** 2014 Mobile internet should take over desktop internet usage 2016 Mobile commerce is expected to grow by 55% 2021 British consumers are likely to spend as much as $30.5 billion on purchases through their mobile phones E $30,500,000,000 FUTURE MOBILE APPS Advanced Location based services & advertising tracking Advanced push notifications Individual person movement Easier mobile payments travel disruption management destination RESOURCES

How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel

shared by OliArchibald on May 04
Ever since the Wright Brothers put their first plane into the sky, way back in 1903, who would've guessed how far travel would come in over 100 years? Nowadays, mobile technology is altering the f...


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