Table of contents:
- GPS trackers for pets
- Hoteling and accommodation bookings
- Travel and commute
- Summing it up
Undoubtedly, the year 2020 was a huge disappointment, considering we had to cancel most of our travel plans. This was the year most of our plans went down the drain and all efforts to save up went in vain. However, we can and still are hoping for the best situation, so we can pursue our travel goals and have a bunch of Instragrammable stories to share.
Even with all the chaos that has been caused by the pandemic, we cannot help but appreciate the ease of traveling due to internet technology. Even in such times, we can make wise and informed decisions, and stay up to date with the corona condition in various countries so we do not confine ourselves entirely. Even when locked down in our homes, internet providers like Mediacom internet service helped us get through the difficult times and remain connected with the rest of the world.
There are many ways in which internet technology, such as portable wi-fi hotspots or commute apps make our lives easier. If you are planning on travelling as soon as the situation gets better, make sure to make the most out of advanced tech in the following ways:
GPS trackers for pets
One big challenge most pet owners face is leaving their precious companion back at home. While air travelling still has many restrictions regarding pets, you can still have a great time with your best friend when you are travelling via road, camping, or by trains.
A pet GPS tracker is the one thing that can make the whole trip easier for you. You would not have to worry about losing your pet, neither will you have to keep monitoring your pet’s health. Some high quality and advanced trackers let you track your pets activity and health precisely.
Hoteling and accommodation bookings
Gone are the days that you would have to call up every hotel in your destination to get the bookings or even worse, make bookings on arrival. With internet technology, you get quick mobile apps and websites that let you pre-plan your stay.
Hotels today are now using some advanced tech to create virtual tours for their clients. As a result, you can take the tour and decide which room you want, and whether or not the hotel is fit for your needs.
While hotels are integrating AI in their strategy and making their own apps and websites for online bookings, there are also third-party booking apps. These apps often give better deals, allowing you take advantage of generous offers and packages. They are free to download on iOS and Android devices. These smart apps also let you put in filters like location, budget, number of people staying, and other such personal preferences.
Two very common examples of such services is Airbnb and Hotels.com. These two are very different from one another, as Airbnb is more about getting you accommodation in privately-owned houses, rooms and areas. Meanwhile, hotels.com is a third-party app that only lets you connect and make bookings with hotels in different categories.
Transport and commute apps
In our own cities, we tend to just catch a cab or get on the subway or have a friend drive us somewhere new. When you are in a different, new city or a foreign country, it’s not this easy to go from one place to another. Some countries also have very expensive public transport, and due to culture or language differences, traveling through subways or buses may be difficult.
Hence, having transport and commuting apps is a huge blessing in such a situation. You just need to download an app on your phone, and depending on availability, you can get yourself a private cab in a matter of few minutes. These cabs are safe and driven by experienced and licensed drivers. Plus, most of these apps also have built-in maps that help you keep track of your route.
One common example of such apps is Uber. It is a very famous cab service all around the world. It has been so successful that now its expanded its operations to food deliveries and different types of transport. Such apps also have features like sharing your ride details with someone for safety purposes, carpooling for saving extra money and reviewing drivers at the end of the ride to help them gain more in the future. These ratings are also a great for you to decide whether or not you want to get on this ride.
Summing it all up
From advanced phones to wi-fi enabled cameras and instant sharing on social media, traveling sure has become a lot safer, convenient and efficient than ever before. Technology does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. So, make sure you are updated with the trends in technology and make use of it while traveling.