Mobile phones are the leading travel companion

Forget the sunscreen and beach towel; travellers top holiday companions are mobile phones, according to a new study.

Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study 2013 has revealed that 80 percent of travellers identified mobile phones as the most essential item when on holiday, followed by cameras (70 percent), computers (54 percent), and other entertainment devices (32 percent).

The data also showed that 65 percent of all global travellers carry a smartphone when they travel.

When it comes to travellers being technologically savvy, 73 percent of Asian holiday-makers chose to check-in online when travelling internationally, while 77 percent of Asian tourists share their experiences online after returning home. Read more

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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