travel technology (15)

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Imagine planning a vacation by telling your smartphone, "I want to take a four-day trip to Los Angeles in June" and having it spit out a perfect itinerary. That future might not quite be here yet – but with the power of AI and software like ChatGPT, (GPT being short for Generative Pre-trained Transformer), a big step in that direction has definitely been indeed taken.

Hassle-Free Planning

ChatGPT, the two-year-old marquis product of San Francisco-based OpenAI, can analyze and

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In this day and age it´s crucial to utilize technology in almost every aspect of our lives.Traveling is no exception since there are hundreds of thousands of helpful travel apps out there and more coming out every day. These programs make our vacation planning less stressful, our payments and transactions seamless and our quests for places to see easier than ever. What follows are some of the best travel apps for 2015 and, hopefully, the list will provide you with much needed insight into how to

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New "exClone" brings AI to the Travel Industry


The birth of a new "exClone" unveils another world of potential for tech in travel. Phil Voyager, a project I've been working with these past months, it's artificial intelligence conceived of for cloning travel expertise. 

A Primer On Semantic Technologies

Years ago I was introduced to technologies that would eventually alter the very communicative fabric of humankind. About a decade ago, technology writers like me were sent countless press releases about the most fabulous, and the most ridiculous

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Is Google’s New Hotel Finder a Game Changer?

I don’t know if Google’s recently-launched  Hotel Finder  is actually a game changer, or, as Google itself said,  “an experiment in finding the perfect hotel.”

But it’s fun to play with.

Eric Leist,  an emerging technologies specialist says  that it’s always interesting to see information we scroll  through linearly, suddenly presented  in a new, visually interesting and user-friendly layout.” 

Google's Hotel Finder does just that: Takes hotel search re

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Best Travel Apps for this Summer

It’s being a while since the first adventurers like Columbus, Magellan Livingstone and others explored and sailed the world with just their courage and passion for unknown lands and kingdoms. 
They had just a few archaic tools to find the right route that would lead them to the promised paradise that they had been longing for so long.
However times have changed and fortunately average travelers form all over the world have at their disposal a bunch of smart apps claiming to make traveling easier. 
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9008767666?profile=originalHotel guests have said it again and again: after location, and service that exceeds  expectations, free and reliable WiFi matters the most.
So why do hotels charge for WiFi and why do guests have to struggle find a location that works?

Hotelchatter  says that while most hotels provide free Wi Fi, (according to their 1013 Hotel WiFi report , more than two-thirds of hotels say they provide the free service), "availability can be limited to the lobby, or its only free for a while before you have t

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Wi-Fi, Yes; Talking to Co-Passengers, No

9008743901?profile=originalAnd, yes,  we told you so.

In a New Media Travel article we discussed the low-to-no threat that cell phones pose to navigation, and why some many other airlines like Emirates are permitting cell phone use in flight. US-based airlines don't.

But we also said most passengers don't actually want to talk in the air. Nor do they want to talk to their co-passengers.

Apparently saying "I love you," at 35,000 feet isn't a great a temptation for 38% of us who fly.

It seems we'd rather enjoy the quiet

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How Technology Can Help Your Travels


This is a brave new world, the one we're living in. The digital age has arrived, and it is here to stay. New technology is present in almost every aspect of our lives, and it can prove a great help even during your travels. Here are some ways in which you can use technology to make your life a little easier when you're travelling.

1. Scan your documents - You should always have copies of your documents made when you travel. After all, what will you do if the unthinkable happens and your original

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We all know how hurtful those roaming fees can be, but we don't usually notice until we get the phone bill after traveling. Most travelers nowadays rely on their mobile devices to keep them up to date, especially while being abroad. Here some insightful data: according to the Traveler's Road to Decision 2011, the internet remains the leading source for travel planning information in the US. Additionally, it was found that 85% of travelers used the internet as a travel planning source, and 78% wa

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Seeing how traveling technology has evolved ih the past years makes me think, how today's technology would have impacted journeys like the Che Guevara's? This is particularly interesting to me because of the changes that one of the most important journeys of Ernesto (Che) Guevara produced, and continues producing, in society. In 1952 Ernesto Guevara and his friend Alberto Granados took a nine month journey (this I can write today since we have Wikipedia back to check my facts ;)) with the object

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Andrew Curry, Director and Co-author of The Futures Company is a smart guy.


When he discuses the future of travel in Travel Daily News he makes it a point of saying he tries to avoid techno-centric visions of the future, stuff like flying cars and all-wise robots.

These assumptions or projections, he says, simply do not accord with the world as we know it. A look at the future of travel, he says,  has to take into account the infrastructure world,  models and social values that we know and have

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You have to see it to believe ii.

The brand new, much touted new Terminal 2 that just opened at San Francisco’s International Airport.

The video news clip is interesting, but less so than the terminal itself.

It may be one of the most modern, most chic, most green  airport terminals in the country, if not the world.

USA Today Travel report on such luxuries  as 350 power outlets for the “laptop-tethered business traveler,” a “recomposure” zone for passengers once they have cleared security, featuri

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Foursquare Takes On Travel and Tourism

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Foursquare Takes On Travel and Tourism

I sat in on a Tweetchat (#lbschat) last week on how Location Based Services (LBS) affect Travel and Tourism.

I was of course impressed with the sharp, fast-thinking minds of the chatters, and especially impressed at how much of an impact LBS, especially Foursquare are having on the travel experience, and the entire Travel And Tourism industry.

I knew that Chicago’s Office of Tourism has a city-specific deal with Foursquare to get v
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Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel

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Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel

Our new archetypal smart-phone traveler is sitting in traffic (or has wisely pulled over ), and books his flight via his phone. He then makes a rental car reservation, reviews hotel options on, say, TripAdvisor or Kayak and books his room, all on his mobile device.

The light turns green (or he pulls back into traffic) leaving the desk top and the laptop way behind.

The smart-phone carrying traveler is emerging as a new breed, using his or her mobile
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These allow clients currently traveling to include their comments on a travel agent's social media site, letting the agent know right away what is happening. This has a number of benefits that allow the travel agent to:

• Make any changes needed if it's a negative comment..
• Send the message to all viewers about the great experience the customer had if it's positive.

• Better know what their customers want.
An agent can improve customer service immediately and come out ahead of competitors who
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