How the travel industry is betting high on Mobile App Development
Technology is revolutionizing every industry, and the travel and tourism industry is no exception to this transformation. From flight bookings to hotel bookings, from planning your itinerary to arranging your transport options for sightseeing – apps can do it all.
Mobile apps are making tourists more independent and in control of their travel plans. One no longer needs to depend on third-party services or travel agents.
Benefits of Apps in Travel Industry
The adoption of technological innovations and applications in the travel and tourism industry is helping to create rich travel experiences for tourists. People can personalize their travel packages. Transactions are becoming more transparent.
You can get all the information you need at your fingertips, even before you reach your destination. Hence, prices are also becoming increasingly competitive. You can enjoy such perks and more, all thanks to the development of mobile apps designed specifically towards the travel industry.
Whether it is a hotel, resort, homestay, camping, etc., you have a plethora of choices available today and at varying price ranges. Since apps offer first-hand reviews with actual guest pictures, tourists have the freedom to make informed decisions about their stay. Plus, you can set reminders for booking and compare prices. Many hotels also allow for digital check-in through their app. So, all that a guest has to do is pick up the keys from the front desk upon arrival.
All of this makes it highly convenient to plan a trip while taking advantage of early bird offers/discounts.
- Geolocation services
Apps with geolocation features help travelers find access to everything they need. Medical facilities, restaurants, special events, primary tourist attractions, etc., can be located without any confusion.
With geolocation services, a traveler gets a sense of security – he/she can find their way out in a new place. One need not depend on the locals for information, especially when language becomes a barrier.
- Cashless transactions
Going cashless is one of the major advantages of payment apps. Thanks to such apps, tourists no longer need to carry cash on them everywhere they go. From travel tickets to a simple bill at a café, apps make transactions a breeze for tourists.
- Personalized travel options
Travel apps can make personalized recommendations based on your searches and booking history. The app recognizes your preferences and automatically makes suggestions based on your previous digital behavior. This saves a lot of time while making bookings and planning your itinerary. Regular users can also avail special discounts on transportation fares or hotel booking charges.
The travel industry is expanding rapidly. Tourists now demand personalized and seamless travel/stay experiences. Naturally, travel companies are investing both time and money into mobile app development. Digitization of the travel and tourism sector not only attracts new business but also increases customer loyalty. Hence, it is not uncommon to find new travel apps entering the market today, each promising unique travel and tourism experiences.
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Rishabh is the lead of digital marketing at Affle. He’s also a tech enthusiast and understand customer engagement in and out. Stay tuned to Affle’s blog as he brings some insightful content from the tech arena.