Apps are big business, as evidenced by statistics from 2017 when revenue from apps increased by 35% on the previous year, totalling $60billion. With more of us glued to our phones and devices than ever before, this is a trend that is set to continue.
In addition to social media, shopping and gaming apps, the travel industry is increasingly using apps as part of their customer experience. Here are the areas and ways in which mobile apps are simplifying travel.
From knowing what time or day to find the cheapest flight, to add-ons for baggage and seats, booking a flight can be stressful. While industry leaders have been using apps for some time – to book, check-in and get updates – smaller companies are now catching up. For example, if you would like to charter a private jet, companies like Vistajet have created apps to improve and simplify the customer experience and provide round-the-clock service. This makes the booking process much simpler as it can be completed in just a few taps.
After selecting your destination, and booking flights and accommodation, there is one more travel necessity that can cause a lot of stress: packing. Overpacking can lead to a case that is too heavy, resulting in excess baggage fees. To avoid this while making sure you still have enough stylish clothes for your getaway, there are packing apps that can help. Simply enter your location, any activities, and the app will generate a list of the things you will need.
There is one thing that all travellers need help with: navigation. When trying to make your way from the airport, find a must-see attraction, or attempting to get back to your hotel, a navigation app can make finding your way much simpler. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, downloading a navigation app can be a great help.
With an increase in terror attacks, when you travel, one of your main concerns is your safety. As such, developers have created apps that provide up-to-date information about political events, local security, bad weather, health epidemics, and in some cases, also provide a function to call the emergency services. Having safety apps installed can offer peace of mind to travellers while delivering up-to-date information in a simple to use format.
Apps can simplify many areas of our lives, from planning and organising, to money management. Travel apps make it easier to book and manage trips abroad, helping to alleviate worry so you can enjoy your getaway.