With the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets, the demand for travelers is growing at an exponential rate. Noticeably, 2016 has witnessed rapid advancements in the world of travel and tourism. While stepping in the mobile-first arena, travel and transportation services have also envisioned to follow a cashless route which, has added more flexibility and value to this industry.
The Role of Apps in the Travel and Tourism Industry
The utilization of technology reflects its efficiency in performing the tasks successfully as compared to other alternatives and this principle can be further utilized for articulating the role of apps in the travel industry as well. Moreover, since the mobile applications can be deployed only on tablets or smartphones, the wide popularity and utility of these technologies will help in establishing the scope of mobile applications.
While eying on the emerging technologies, here are some of the most vital benefits which, can be fetched by using a travel app.
There are many travel apps which, help travelers to know about the fare charges of a specific airline covering a specific route. Moreover, travelers will be able to find out the best seats available in the flight and offer them the scope to make booking of the taxi in an error-free way. Apart from the taxis, they can also find the other types of available transportation facilities as well.
Alike the case of ticket booking, there are apps that help users to list out the hotels situated near their location along with the accommodation charges. On the contrary, in case a traveler book a hotel or accommodation by using an app of a particular hotel, then he is most likely to avail special discounts, which might be available for a certain number of lucky travelers. These types of apps offer detailed description of the rooms along with crystal clear views. Thus, users will be able to find the most suitable room at the most likeable price.
One of the most adventures of traveling is the thrill and excitement of roaming around an unknown destination which, is yet to be explored. However, proper knowledge regarding the place must be sought for to ensure of planning a safe and secured trip. Adhering this fact, travel apps help travelers to stay well-informed about the recent security status of the chosen travel destination like important notifications regarding the weather-related disturbances and much more. Furthermore, many apps host the facility of 24/7 which, can help tourists at any point of time thereby, enabling them to enjoy a safe and sound vacation.
Excellent way of Networking and Sharing
With apps, the travelers will be able to stay well-connected with their chosen communities and can even share videos, photos and exchange notes with friends and relatives as well. Thus, it allows them to experience the joy and thrill of exploring a beautiful destination and help them to stay connected with their dear ones and peers as well.
This emerging concept refers to the delivery of geo-targeted recommendations and deals to travelers on the basis of their preferences and location. Integration of the mobile location insights will help users to enjoy a convenient experience. While using the APIs for auto-completing travel profiles, location and purchase history, business owners look forward to offer a mobile experience which, consistently convert the travelers because of relevant experience and vendor recommendations.
Social travel planning allows businesses to integrate the cutting-edge technologies with human preferences and recommendations. Users of these applications can view the recommendations from family members and friends, consumer reviews and expert tips to take decision regarding vendors, destinations and much more. With the integration of vendor reviews and social media APIs, business owners will be able to build an application which, provide ample amount of social proof to the prospects as well.
One app won’t meet every traveler needs and thus, travel apps are getting customized for their users as well. The layout and user experience will be customized as per the travel history, routes, mode of transport, time and budget of users. For making this magic trick work, the apps will collect data from the user travel history and pattern and will use Big Data for offering travel recommendations to users thereby, making their travel experience better.
Travelers of the present world have started to abandon apps which, serve only a single purpose. The most effective and popular travel apps rely on consumer insights and API integration to deliver localized, relevant recommendations. By developing the marketplace apps, which meet the needs of modern consumers, business owners are trying to develop apps that meet the users’ needs in terms of broad functionality and ease-of-use. With robust and customized mobile app development, entrepreneurs of this industry are about to offer a seamless and world-class experience to the travelers.