Summer and vacationing seem to go together. Did you ever stop to think that vacationing and technology also seem to go hand in hand? Finding the perfect family destination starts early. Hours of suggestions, checking prices online, finding the right dates to match your itinerary, and whether or not to take the family pet all matter in the process. Vacationing is a time of anticipation and it also involves a great deal of planning. Technology has become so mainstream that we never stop to think how difficult it would be to make those summer plans without the apps, devices, and online ticketing we take for granted. Vacationing with technology has become part of our culture.
You probably never stop to consider how much information you access for trip planning using technology. Our phones,computers, and digital devices have become virtual travel agents. We compare destinations, read reviews, look for hotels online, and schedule our entertainment for arrival at our destination well in advance. We can accomplish all of this without speaking to anyone waiting to take our information. We are in control of all our reservations with the touch of a finger and a credit card number.
What Are We Doing With Tech?
Vacationing with technology has changed forever the way we approach travel. Over 50% of us now check our flight status online. We no longer rely on the ticket agent to do it for us. Almost 75% of us use social media while we are on vacation. We complain that it takes over our lives yet we can’t seem to go without it. And what do we do when our trip is over? 3/4′s of us post our photos online to share with others on our social platforms. Photo albums are a relic of the past.
So what are your summer plans? I bet you have it all planned on your digital device.