Dependence on technology will increase as travelers plan their future travels: Report

Booking.com in its recently released ‘Travel Prediction 2022 Research’ predicted how travel will be redefined in 2022. The report also emphasizes how reliance on technology will increase as travelers plan their future travels. After leaning on technology for the past year and a half to stay connected and inspired, our favorite apps will continue to help us navigate the unknown on our journeys.

Having said that, according to research, about 76 percent of Indian travelers agree that technology helps reduce the anxiety surrounding travel. It says technology will play a key role in supporting easing along with the flexibility to customize plans and where the adventure lies.

The report says that 72 per cent of Indian travelers are looking to the latest travel technology innovations to offer a surprising alternative to ‘wildcard’ or an entirely new travel experience, each new capacity depending on their past preferences or budget. have been suggested to help with the seizure. Opportunity.

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From AI-powered instant translation services that make it easy for travelers to interact directly with accommodation hosts and rental car providers for last-minute changes to plans that don’t speak the same language, to machine learning models that automate Notify the host about the change in appearance. in planning.

Because of this, there is expected to be even more widespread adoption of predictive technologies that can help travelers make more informed decisions, especially considering that 79 percent of Indian travelers would be interested in an innovative service that predicts Which countries will be safe to travel to. , even months ago, or automatically suggest destinations that are easier to travel to now based on the current COVID requirements of your country and destination (77 percent).

Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager, South Asia at Booking.com, said, “Travel has had its ups and downs over the past year and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant change in the attitude and behavior of travelers.

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“As we enter the new year, we see technology playing a vital role in bringing the travel community closer together, as people rely on firsthand experience from other travelers to make informed decisions and discover That where and when it is right for them to travel again,” Mehrotra said.

“As we emerge from the pandemic and the world settles into a new reality, no matter how accurate the predictions of machine learning may be, it is time for everyone to truly embrace our new unexpected normal, widespread The travel industry will continue to prioritize flexibility. And as always, we’ll be there for travelers – offering the widest choice, great value and the smoothest experience from anywhere and on any device – for travelers to do when and when Be safe.”

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