- Jan 23, 2018
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.

From Emoji-Based Travel Platforms to App-Controlled Hotels: