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30 Examples of Connected Travel Technology

From Bag-Tracking Beacons to Social Media Airports

— May 6, 2015 — World
The Internet of Things has created room for a slew of connected travel technology aimed at enhancing the experience of the average trekker. Whether trying to get to a destination effortlessly or embracing the tourist mind-frame more readily, these examples prove that the travel industry is moving into an exciting future of accessibility and adventure.

This is achieved in a multitude of ways including beacons, social media, mobile apps and connected gadgets. Through these features and more, travel technology continues to become more sophisticated in order to anticipate the needs of the traveler while also suggesting things they never even thought of. Connected travel technology essentially addresses all of the holes currently in the industry, making getaways much more enjoyable and hassle-free.
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Check-In Charging Bars
Check-In Charging Bars
Japan Airlines' New Travel Charging Kiosks Top Up Mobile Devices
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Scenic Route Map Apps
Scenic Route Map Apps
Yahoo Labs Creates a Digital Map that Encourages People to Smell the Roses
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Air Travel Beacons
Air Travel Beacons
AirIT's Latest Innovation Platform Enhances Passenger Experience
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Travel-Specific Smartphones
Travel-Specific Smartphones
IconQ Q5.5 Allows for Flexible Communication When Other Countries
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Safety-Focused Flying Apps
Safety-Focused Flying Apps
Honeywell Aviation's App Helps Pilots Prepare for Difficult Weather
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30
Sensitive GSM Locators
Sensitive GSM Locators
Lug Loc Slips into Your Suitcase Pocket to Keep You Connected During Travel
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Flight Advisor Apps
Flight Advisor Apps
Hopper Analyses Flight Prices and Tells You the Best Time to Book
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Baggage-Claim Wearable Tech
Baggage-Claim Wearable Tech
SITA Lab Introduces Smart Glasses on Ramps to Lessen Lost Luggage
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Convenient Travel Apps
Convenient Travel Apps
The TripIt App is Designed For the Apple Watch
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Travel Management Apps
Travel Management Apps
TripCase Keeps People's Itineraries in Order to Avoid Unnecessary Mishaps
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IOT Airport Services
IOT Airport Services
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport Cuts Wait Times With New Technology
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Orderly Flight Apps
Orderly Flight Apps
Travel Pal Uses Beacon Technology to Streamline the Travel Process
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Crowdsourced Quiet Apps
Crowdsourced Quiet Apps
The Stereopublic App Finds the Quietest Parts of Your City
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Airport Transit Payment Apps
Airport Transit Payment Apps
Torontonians Will Be Able to Pay for the Union Pearson Express By App
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VIP Lounge-Booking Apps
VIP Lounge-Booking Apps
The LoungeBuddy App Helps Air Travelers Get Airport Lounge Access
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Interactive Accommodation Apps
Interactive Accommodation Apps
MIT's Future Hotel Experience Makes the Marriott More Interactive
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App-Connected Travel Bags
App-Connected Travel Bags
This Smart Carry-On Bag Eases the Hassle of Traveling
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Experience Exploring Apps
Experience Exploring Apps
Yeti App Lets People Have Discussions and Discover Their Interests
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Travel Mobile Apps
Travel Mobile Apps
Trekd Provides a User-Friendly Interface that is Stylish and Simple
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Rewarding Hotel Apps
Rewarding Hotel Apps
The Marriott Uses Hotel Beacon Technology to Personalize Experiences
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15
Wristworn Travel Apps
Wristworn Travel Apps
easyJet's Mobile Travel App Caters to Apple Watch Users
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Travel Info-Aggregating Apps
Travel Info-Aggregating Apps
The Info Connectivity System Simplifies International Air Travel
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13
User-Friendly Flight Apps
User-Friendly Flight Apps
Concept for a New Turkish Airlines App Would Be Intuitive to Navigate
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Wireless Charging Suitcases
Wireless Charging Suitcases
This Suitcase Will Charge Your Phone Without a Plug or Cord
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Beacon-Enabled Airports
Beacon-Enabled Airports
Miami International Airport Has Integrated the Tech in a World's First
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Experiential Tour Apps
Experiential Tour Apps
Detour Lets You Explore Cities with Story-Based Location-Aware Audio Walks
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Airline Stalking Apps
Airline Stalking Apps
Quicket Allows You to Spy on Your Seatmate
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Airport Navigation Beacons
Airport Navigation Beacons
The FlyBeacon App Helps Emirates Customers Find Their Gate
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Bag-Tracking Beacons
Bag-Tracking Beacons
BeeQyn is a Smart Luggage Tracker That Keeps Travelers Informed
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Smart Suitcase Trackers
Smart Suitcase Trackers
This LEV Tracking Device Informs You of All of Your Luggage Movements
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Beacon Airport Navigation
Beacon Airport Navigation
The indoo.rs Indoor Navigation at SFO Helps Blind Travelers Get Around
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4
Shareable Air Travel Beacons
Shareable Air Travel Beacons
The Common-Use Beacon Registry Lets Airports Share Beacon Data
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3
Backpacker Bonding Apps
Backpacker Bonding Apps
The Backpackr App Helps Solo Travelers Connect
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2
Real-Time X-Ray Streaming
Real-Time X-Ray Streaming
SureTech System Offers Accessible Video Support to Security Personnel
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Social Media Airports
Social Media Airports
The Virgin America San Francisco Terminal Checks-In on Foursquare & Facebook
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