TTC Service.- In 2015 the global tourism industry will continue to depend increasingly on technology, especially in the field of reservations on line and Internet services in order to provide more satisfaction to the travelers.
Not even the global economic crises can now stop technological advancement in the tourism industry. It is a fact that seems to show a new study published by travel industry research authority Phocuswright. According to the survey the European online travel gross bookings will march forward at a brisk pace in 2015.
Despite the economic challenges all over the world, online bookings expanded by 8% in 2013 and will continue to climb at a similar pace through 2016, according to Phocuswright’s European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition.
The investigation showed that intense competition driven by disruptive innovation across all the major travel segments including air and accommodations finally pushed Europe’s online market gross bookings past the EUR 100 billion mark in 2013. The convenience and speed of tourism services are the most precious, and technological advances are responsible for improving it until a yet unknown limit.
For 2015 Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi at all Hyatt hotels worldwide, providing connectivity and convenience regardless of booking method or loyalty program participation. Free Wi-Fi will become available to Hyatt guests around the world in February 2015.
Travellers will be able to access free Wi-Fi on an unlimited number of mobile devices or laptops in Hyatt-branded hotel guest rooms and social spaces.
Also for the coming year, a Ryanair airline launches a new website to United States fliers in order to making easier for US customers to book flights.
Devices such as tablets and laptops developed using technology have had also a great influence on the use of social media in tourism. The forecast for 2015 is that there will be a rapid progress in the implementation of these technological developments in tourism in order to make great strides forward