2020s: Technology to Make Travel Easier Than Ever Before

| February 6, 2020

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As we enter a new decade it's natural to reflect on how far we've come in the last ten years. The travel industry, in particular, looks very different to how it did in 2010. Much of this has been made possible through the growth of technology. The last decade is when we finally started to see the potential of the tech developments of the smartphone era. Now we all have a flight scanner at our fingertips and the ability to book a holiday and trawl through thousands of deals and offers wherever we are. For many of us our smartphone is our boarding pass - and all of our other documents too - while FaceTime means we can see and interact with our relatives wherever we go and social media means postcards are starting to see like a quaint relic. But, what will the world of travel look like by 2030?

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