The past decade has seen a massive change in the way people experience business travel, but what we have encountered up to this point is nothing compared to what the future of business travel holds for us! Everything from how we communicate digitally while away, to how we converse with people on a face to face level, and even how we travel from point A to point B will be vastly different to what it is today.
In a word – EXCITING! Digital communication will play a key role in facilitating everything we do while traveling. From booking airline tickets and making hotel reservations, to reserving restaurant tables or tickets to a show, everything will be done via a Smartphone or Tablet. At this very moment, the future is already starting to merge with the present, and all sectors of the local and international travel industry have made significant investments in mobile (AMP) friendly websites and travel apps that have been designed to cater to the needs and requirements of the modern-day business and leisure traveller. In fact, for the first time in history every bit of information that a traveller will need is just a simple tap or click away.
It looks like the future of business travel is not just going to be about business, as more and more travellers are expected to mix business with pleasure as they combine work and leisure trips. Hotels are already cashing in on this, and while doing so they are helping to redefine what it means to be a business destination. Although access to high speed internet and the convenience of business centres are still very much in demand, hotels are also now offering innovative ways to experience the local scene and enjoy award winning cuisine and shows.
Hollywood has shown us what a possible future could look like, but much of what we see and think of as science fiction, is in actuality becoming science fact. And almost every one of these new tech innovations will play a role in the way we travel. These current and soon to be available technologies include, but are not limited to:
In our opinion, the Future of Business Travel looks extremely rosy thanks to the ever-changing technology and way people approach business travel. So why not come and share this future with us at TravelManor – a forward thinking business travel agency.