Part One of Skyscanners Future of Travel 2024 Report Looks at Innovations Like 'e-Agents' That Will Shake Up and Redefine How We Plan and Book Travel
Today Skyscanner, released the first of its three part The Future of Travel 2024 report, examining the dynamic changes consumers will encounter in planning and taking travel over the next decade. Part one, “Planning and Booking,” is a comprehensive analysis of the remarkable advances in wearable, intelligent technology, virtual reality, tactile feedback technology and semantic search engines that are being developed and tested today to revolutionize the travel landscape by 2024.
Advances like these in technology, together with shifts in economic and political power, and fluctuations in culture and climate, will redefine the travel industry. “By 2024, travel search and booking will be as easy as buying a book on Amazon,” says Skyscanner CEO and co-founder Gareth Williams. “Brands will adapt to changing consumer behavior that expects the travel process to focus more on inspiration and personalized service than the tactics of finding, scheduling and optimizing travel plans.”
“By 2024, travel search and booking will be as easy as buying a book on Amazon”
Trends Shaping the Future of Travel Planning and Booking
The report identifies three top trends that will shape travel discovery, planning and booking in the 2020s.
The second and third parts of the report will be released later in 2014. The second part, “Travel Journeys,” will discuss how a technology will transform the airport and flight experience with examples such as molecular security scanners and shop-able virtual walls; the third section, “Destinations & Hotels,” will detail the new experiences that await the future traveler, from newest vacation hot spots to underwater and space hotels.
“By the middle of the next decade, travel services such as Skyscanner will be able to deliver personalized inspiration to the digital technology in your home almost without being asked,” predicts Filip Filipov, Skyscanner’s Head of B2B. “Essentially, think of a world of travel where the traveler comes first – and the technology comes together to make that experience intuitive, rich and inspirational.”
To read the full report, visit www.skyscanner2024.com.
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