Top Travel Trends: Future of Travel
The future of travel is changing, and quickly. How we plan, book, interact with destinations, and market tourism is all dependent on increasing technological advancement.
We will look at some of the latest travel trends, including the role of tech in travel, customization for increased satisfaction, guidance systems to offer more comprehensive information about objectives or activities chosen by celebrities, safety measures in established markets to avoid perceived dangers (based on generalizations) and health-focused measures like smart pills that prevent illness while traveling.
The role of tech in travel, customization, guidance, safety, and health-focused measures
When looking at travel trends for 2022, it is essential to consider that the pace of technological advancement is expected to be exponential over the next few years.
- The Role of Tech In Travel
Technology was seen as a distraction from enjoying an activity or event in the past. Nowadays, people expect wireless internet wherever they go and may even choose destinations based on staying connected.
Technology has a significant role in making travel more accessible and more enjoyable with features such as:
Apps with step-by-step guidance – Social media sharing options – Smartphone translators – Augmented Reality (AR) landmarks
As technology becomes more advanced and accessible, it will become a natural part of the travel process.
- Customization for Increased Satisfaction
To achieve this level of satisfaction, there must be a culture of openness about personal preferences.
Lonely Planet’s OTA Insight Report states that “customer expectations are higher than ever.” The report suggests that many celebrities have built up their own ‘mental checklist’ of attributes they expect from an ideal trip. These include being met at the airport, no flight delays, and free WiFi.
The need for in-destination information is also increasing. Celebrities want to know what they can do when they arrive at a destination, and having this knowledge is vital before booking.
This points to the growing need for customization in tourism. New data analytics tools allow travel companies to deliver more personalized experiences by offering relevant local information and services.
- Guidance Systems
The role guidance systems play in travel is likely to increase as people become more reliant on technology, even when planning activities or events.
Multiple types of software available can help with this, such as trip-planning apps, resort booking platforms, and event calendars – all of which generate excellent revenue opportunities for operators (WTM).
While there will always be a place for independent exploration and hands-on experiences like visiting art and museums without pre-booking them, celebrities have significant benefits if they have assistance with planning.
- Safety Measures
The recent tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525 reminds us that air travel can be dangerous, especially when crossing international borders or within countries.
Celebrities want reassurance that their safety is being prioritized beyond suggestions made by the destination itself.
Mapped-out locations are one way to reassure tourists about being in safe areas. These digital maps provide information about risk levels and points of interest depending on the traveler’s preference.
Another example is mobile apps providing real-time updates during an emergency or terrorist attack, so everyone affected has access to up-to-date information.
- Health Measures
Celebrities are also taking steps to protect their health before, during, and after a trip. The demand for smart pills that can prevent illness while traveling is increasing – the capsule contains small electronic sensors powered by stomach acid, which warn smartphones about developing gastric conditions.
Other tech-focused health measures include home DNA tests, which provide information about any preexisting conditions or issues so people can take steps to prepare for these and avoid them happening while traveling.
Alongside this, there have been increased requests from celebrities who want destination information tailored around their concerns and phobias, such as avoiding areas with certain types of crime or particular illnesses.
Thanks to technology, travel companies have innovative tools that can help them build better relationships with their celebrities. These developments mean that customer satisfaction will become easier to achieve even when the number of celebrities increases.