2017 - Travel Only Gets Smarter From Here!

June 20, 2018

Hyper connectivity, artificial intelligence and digital technology are not just big words relevant for Sci-Fi movies alone. These are also transforming the way you travel in 2017 and beyond – for better! Catch a preview in this article from UNIGLOBE experts.

The latest digital technology will eventually make your business and leisure trips a lot better informed and intuitive. The interplay between big data, ‘internet of things’, data analytics, smart apps and artificial intelligence will feed information to you in real-time via your smartphone, enabling you to access time sensitive services whenever and wherever you need them.

Saving Time in Transit

With access to real-time data and analysis of traffic congestion, you are already plotting and navigating through the fastest routes to your destination. Not too far into the future, you may also be able to readily view and pre-book available spaces in car parks through your smartphone. This will save you considerable time in transit and parking – a valuable save! Singapore is a case in point. The city is wiring up at an incredible pace to manage transport using the latest technology. In fact, algorithms are already managing traffic in Singapore. In the Catalan city, sensors are embedded in car parks so you know which spaces are occupied in real-time via an app. The same app also allows you to book spaces in advance.

Securing Travel

As a travel manager, one of your greatest concerns is ensuring your travelling executives’ wellbeing. Smart destinations with a disaster or crisis warning system in place could give you the ability to fulfil your duty-of-care obligations more effectively. With crises and emergency information being available in real time, you will be able to respond to your travellers more quickly to assist them during emergencies

"Singapore, Barcelona, London, San Francisco and Oslo are leading the world in the use of cutting-edge technology to offer a smarter, safer and smoother travel experience. The list is all set to get longer in 2017 and beyond," concludes a UNIGLOBE expert.