The advent of new technologies always changes the industrial scenario, but if the changes affect the way we travel they often have a revolutionary effect.
The innovations of the coming years are not a trivial matter. They will change the way we fly, move and enjoy visiting a place, and will transform the experience of our future travels.
Here are the top 5 technological trends that will change the future travel industry, waiting for structural revolutions like Hyperloop to transform it radically.
One of the most promising changes in future travels will be the one brought by recognition technology. The mechanisms of this "realm" include facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, retinal or other biometric parameters. The ability to recognize a traveler automatically and activate a series of actions and services tailored exactly to his needs will increase transport safety, a crucial factor in recent years. Passenger retention will also continue at the same pace: companies will be able to develop automatic rewards and rewards for frequent travelers. Other positive effects will be the acceleration of check-in and waiting times.
Recognition technology will be a valuable companion for travelers, especially frequent ones.
Virtual reality (VR)
The era of virtual reality it will also have an impact on travel: imagine a service that allows you to "test" the various options of a hotel room or an on-board service before you even book. Travelers will be able to search a hotel on the other side of the world and evaluate whether the game is worth the candle before discovering after a long journey that expectations do not correspond to reality. The accommodations that offer such a service will have enormous advantages over the competition.
This too is a rapidly spreading technology that will soon explode pervasively. No place will be foreign or hostile: just speak your language to have our voice assistant translate for us. We will be able to ask him where the closest places to eat or rest are located, he will know how to find and find useful knowledge for us for our stay. It will help us explore the world more easily. In short, the voice assistants they have not yet given their best, and the impact they can have should not be underestimated.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things it starts to enrich our whole relationship with the context that surrounds us. The travel industry will also change because with a single device it will allow us to control many more things. Imagine that your smart watch can also open the room of your hotel, and you do not have to bring any key with you, but when booking online you already have the possibility to access the chosen environment. Always with your smartwatch (or smartphone) you can also turn on the lights in the hotel, adjust the air conditioning or the temperature of the water in the bathroom. The internet of things will also facilitate the baggage handling process: our baggage will have a sensor that will allow us to track it and find it quickly among others. Security will also benefit, with thefts made more difficult.
With more calm (but not too much) also i passenger drones are about to take place in the cities of the world. Every day we witness the test of a drone capable of hosting people to travel in automatic or manual mode. With a flight autonomy of 30 minutes and a radius of 40km squared, they are the ideal taxi to cross the city in a flash without encountering traffic.