How Much Does Technology Play Into Your Travel Plans?

Technology has infiltrated itself into many areas of our lives, including travel. We have the ability to use technology both in the planning stages of travel and throughout our travel. How about you? How much does technology play into your travel plans?

It used to be that we needed travel agents to make our plans. That’s no longer the case. If you have access to the Internet, either with a PC or a mobile device, you have everything you need to book flights, book hotels, and anything else you would use on your trip. You can either book directly through the airlines and hotels or you can access travel sites such as Travelocity or Orbitz. During your travel, most hotels have free WiFi, and it’s also available on many flights. It’s also available on cruises, although it will cost you a lot. But for some people, they just want to be able to keep in touch with their loved ones. There is also a large collection of apps to use during your travel including flight status, language translators and currency exchangers, not to mention all your regular apps are still available to you.

Do you book your own travel now through the Internet? Do you stay in touch no matter where you are headed in your travel? What about apps? Do you have a large collection of them just for travel?

How much does technology play into your travel plans?

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.