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47 Connected Travel Innovations

From Emoji-Based Travel Platforms to App-Controlled Hotels

— January 23, 2018 — World
These connected travel innovations range from emoji-based platforms to app-controlled hotel suites.

When looking at examples that make trip planning more convenient, the Remote Goat app is specifically geared toward backpackers and allows users to track their location and the location of companions, while giving them the ability to also share their experience with their social media followers. Additional examples to note include Waves Technology's on-demand air taxi service that was recently launched in the British Channel Islands, and WaitList App, an airport social engagement platform that facilitates communication between lone passengers in transit.

When looking at smart hotels, connected travel innovations like the Stay app act as a virtual concierge, allowing users to enter the location they are staying in and to check in via their mobile device versus the old-fashioned way.
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App-Controlled Hotel Suites
App-Controlled Hotel Suites
Hilton's 'Connected Room' Lets Guests Customize Their Experience
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Personalized Location-Browsing Apps
Personalized Location-Browsing Apps
AroundMe Enables Travelers to Find Nearby Banks, Bars and More
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Ridesharing Health Care Partnerships
Ridesharing Health Care Partnerships
Lyft and Circulation are Helping Patients Get to Appointments
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44
Cost-Effective Hotel Booking Apps
Cost-Effective Hotel Booking Apps
HotelQuickly Offers a Streamlined Experience and Saves on Costs
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43
Limo-Ordering Apps
Limo-Ordering Apps
SuperShuttle Lets San Antonio Locals Order Black Cars to the Airport
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42
Connected Mechanical Timepieces
Connected Mechanical Timepieces
The Ressence 'Type 2' Watch Has a ROCS Display Disc System
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41
Full-Size Travel Headphones
Full-Size Travel Headphones
The Wicked Audio Enix Headphones Boast a Collapsible Design
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40
Transformative Travel Strollers
Transformative Travel Strollers
diono's 'quantum' Multi-Mode Stroller Converts and Folds with Ease
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39
Image-Based Translation Apps
Image-Based Translation Apps
'Polyword' Gives Translations of Objects Using Image Recognition
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Backpacker Journey-Tracking Apps
Backpacker Journey-Tracking Apps
The 'Remote Goat' App Lets You Track and Share Your Experience
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Suitcase Drop-Off Services
Suitcase Drop-Off Services
Ebco Cloak's Suitcase Storage Lets Travelers Drop Bags at Shops & Cafes
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36
P2P Local Car Rental Services
P2P Local Car Rental Services
HiyaCar Enables Consumers to Rent Vehicles from People in Their Area
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35
Mobile Check-In Apps
Mobile Check-In Apps
The Stay App Turns Hotels into Mobile Experiences
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34
Vacation Incentive Loyalty Programs
Vacation Incentive Loyalty Programs
Consumers Can Earn Air Miles with Groupon's Loyalty Program
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33
Expat Culture Networks
Expat Culture Networks
Homeis is a Culture Network for Local Foreign-Born Communities
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32
Custom Travel Advice Platforms
Custom Travel Advice Platforms
Your Local Cousin Connects Travelers with Experts in the Area
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31
Segway Patrol Robots
Segway Patrol Robots
Turing Introduces Segway Robots That Allow for Passengers
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30
Travel-Friendly Assistant Speakers
Travel-Friendly Assistant Speakers
The Cowin DiDa Smart Portable Speaker is Productive
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29
Boomer Companionship Platforms
Boomer Companionship Platforms
Stitch Helps Users 50 and Over Form Friendships or Love Connections
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28
Check-In Management Apps
Check-In Management Apps
The Zest App from StayNTouch Helps Hotels Enhance Guest Experience
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27
Social Media ID Systems
Social Media ID Systems
China is Testing an Electric ID System on the Social Platform WeChat
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26
Personal Airport Security Reservations
Personal Airport Security Reservations
The Personal Security Pass Hopes to Eliminate Long Lines
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25
Location-Based Personal Safety Apps
Location-Based Personal Safety Apps
The Companion App Ensures the Safety of Travelers
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24
Selfie-Based Hotel Apps
Selfie-Based Hotel Apps
GTRIIP's Selfie Feature Works in Conjunction With a Fingerprint Sensor
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23
Smartphone Pocket Locks
Smartphone Pocket Locks
C-Safe's Anti-theft Product Helps Phone Users Effectively Prevent Theft
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22
Streamlined Hotel Accommodation Apps
Streamlined Hotel Accommodation Apps
RoomAssistant Promotes Connects Hotel Guests with Employees
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21
Curated Hotel Room Locations
Curated Hotel Room Locations
This Unconventional Hotel Provides Different Rooms in Separate Places
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20
Digital Key Hotel Suites
Digital Key Hotel Suites
Rooms in the SKYE Hotel Can Be Opened with the Swipe of a Mobile Phone
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19
Emoji-Based Travel Platforms
Emoji-Based Travel Platforms
KAYAK's New Emoji Search Feature Makes Searches More Engaging
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18
Conversational Translation Devices
Conversational Translation Devices
The 'MESAY-20' Smart Voice Translator Works with 20 Languages
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17
Muslim Travel Apps
Muslim Travel Apps
The 'Irhal' App Helps Muslim Travelers Access Useful Resources While Abroad
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16
Friend-Sourced Travel Itineraries
Friend-Sourced Travel Itineraries
'dipp' Smart Travel Guide Uses Friends' Photos to Plan Your Trip
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15
Flight-Ordering Apps
Flight-Ordering Apps
Waves Technology Offers On-Demand Air Travel to Channel Islands Travelers
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14
Short-Term Luxury Hotel Apps
Short-Term Luxury Hotel Apps
Recharge Allows Users to Book Accommodations by the Minute
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13
Airport Social Platforms
Airport Social Platforms
The WaitList App Promotes Spontaneous Interaction Between Passengers
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12
Noise-Banishing Travel Headphones
Noise-Banishing Travel Headphones
These AKG Headphones Blend Compactness With Style & Performance
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11
Foreign Change-Converting Apps
Foreign Change-Converting Apps
'WorldKoins' Converts Leftover Currency from Travel to PayPal Money
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10
Premium Lifestyle Apps
Premium Lifestyle Apps
The iVIP Black App Was Created for Luxury Consumers
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9
Portable Universal Chargers
Portable Universal Chargers
The Uppel Worldwide Travel Charger Works in Over 50 Countries
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8
Minimal Hybrid Smartwatches
Minimal Hybrid Smartwatches
The Misfit Path Combines Classic Design with Connectivity at CES 2018
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7
Ridesharing Credit Cards
Ridesharing Credit Cards
The Uber Visa Card Appeals to Millennials with Special Perks
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6
Voice Translation Earbuds
Voice Translation Earbuds
The Google Pixel Buds are Capable of Translating 40 Languages
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5
Personalized Smart Hotel Rooms
Personalized Smart Hotel Rooms
Accorhotels is Incorporating IoT in the Design of Its Rooms
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4
Revamped Hotel Apps
Revamped Hotel Apps
The Improved 'Marriott Mobile' App Helps Book and Manage Stays
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3
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Compact Selfie Drone 'AirSelfie 2' Was Unveiled at This Year's CES
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2
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Louis Vuitton is Manufacturing a Stylish Luggage-Tracking Device
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Eco Device-Charging Knapsacks
Eco Device-Charging Knapsacks
The Numi Solar Panel Backpack Charges Your Devices Out of the House
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