Did you know that 3 out of 4 active travelers use a mobile device while on the move? And that 45% own a device that allows them to browse the internet? Perhaps it isn’t even surprising to you that 74% of first/business class and frequent flyers own smartphones with 50% of them receiving SMS notifications.
It's incredible how a mobile phone – something that fits in the palm of your hand – has forever changed the world and how we see it. Mobile technology has become integral to our lives, helping us communicate, plan, and interact with each other. It has also become our worldwide companion with so many useful tools and resources to offer, ranging from communication apps for travel, to trip-booking apps, to travel review sites, and more. Seeing the world is now faster, easier, and more convenient than ever.
This infographic, titled “How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel,” courtesy of MyDestination.com, shares some very impactful stats on how planning and communication apps for travel have changed the travel industry.
It’s hard to remember what our travel experiences were like before these planning and communication apps for travel sprouted on our phones. The travel industry is an area of growth for mobile, and we will continue to benefit more and more from innovative new travel services and applications, as long as we look up from our phones long enough to actually soak in the sights we’ve come to explore!