A few decades ago, going on trips involved having to go to travel agencies and trusting their suggestions on the best way to get to your destination, where to stay, or popular activities that you may or may not enjoy. It also meant thumbing through guidebooks and asking people around you about their travel experiences.
But with the coming of technology that process has been overhauled and refurbished to a completely different process. Out goes maps and tedious booking steps and in come technology with its websites, apps, and features—like ones made by no-code—that make traveling easier, more convenient, and purely about a fun experience.
Expectations from consumers have also advanced to higher standards, pushing forward the travel industry to be more forthcoming with modern travelers’ needs.
Nowadays, people call for immediacy, better experiences, and more personalized encounters which are made possible by handy smartphones, intuitive AI programs, useful features (like e-payments), and amusing apps (as with social media platforms).
Truly, it has become hard to imagine travel without technological conveniences.
Here’s how technology revolutionized the travel industry
The power of information and algorithms
If before we had to rely on word-of-mouth to know where to go on your annual family trip, these days, people can explore a wider world with just an internet connection and a few hours on the web.
Blog, vlogs, and reviews are readily available to show anyone who cares to know about the best places to go in great detail, for free! These are helpful to give travelers a more solid understanding of what they can do, the cost of a trip, and the best ways to get around a city without having a lot of fuss.
Travelers can also do their own research on hotels or airbnb places so they can make better-informed decisions that ensure their stay will be comfortable but most of all, within their budget. Even sticklers to details can plan their itineraries by the hour.
What’s more, the power of AI has also made it easier for the internet to suggest popular tourist spots around countries and continents you’d like to visit.
Time and Energy-Efficient
Who knew there would be a time where booking an entire trip only requires a few minutes? For a while now, booking flights and hotels are unbelievably convenient thanks to airline websites and hotel booking apps and can be done over your lunch break or while eating breakfast.
Having websites accept e-payments through credit cards or e-wallets makes this process even more convenient for travelers who won’t need to get out of the house or line up somewhere to pay.
Gone are the times where preparing for your birthday trip requires weeks and months of planning and preparation. All you need is either your desktop or mobile phone and an internet connection and you’re set for your expedition.
And because of no-code, establishing your own vacation-booking web app becomes a lot more feasible too. If you’re an entrepreneur who’s always dreamed of creating your own version of, say, Trivago, no-code platforms like Bubble and Integromat make it exponentially easier for you to explore that business idea.
Improved Travel Experience
The best contribution technology has on traveling is probably improving the overall experience.
In addition to all the things mentioned above, travel has upgraded to a whole new level by making it a more personal experience. Because data analysis is applied on most websites, suggestions that pop up on your searches and social media platforms are also great ways to know which places fit your style best as well as activities that you might want to add to your bucket list for your next trip.
Like every other business sector, the travel industry has welcomed the digital way of doing things to align with the tech-savvy consumers that keep them on their toes for better ways to plan and book trips.
No-code tools have also just made travel processes even easier. From the employment of QR codes and booking flights on the spot to creating your own travel web app and optimizing savvy payment schemes, no-code truly has revolutionized the way we approach vacations.
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