There are many things that technology has improved, and one of those things is travel. We have so many different options to make our travel become easier and more enjoyable. 

So if you often travel for work or for pleasure, here are some of the ways that you can have a more enjoyable trip. 

Text Alerts

Your travel options can change in the blink of an eye; it can be as simple as a 5-minute delay on the train causing a knock-on effect that delays the rest of the travel time – to disastrous results. 

Set up text updates for real-time flight updates, so you’ll know immediately if you need to make any adjustments. 

Google notifications are great, and for an extra layer of updates, sign up for the airline and airport notifications too. 

Cross check 

There are usually plenty of different ways to get to the right place, and that can take a lot of cross-checking. If you are lucky, you have access to a distance matrix to coordinates system that will offer you the best options. If not, then you are going to have to put in the leg work with local apps with local transport options, as well as using Google Maps or your preferred route planner. 

Mobile 

We no longer have to carry piles of papers, tickets and other passes. Everything we need is right in the palm of our hands. 

If you haven’t taken advantage of having your tickets, boring passes, hotel check-in and other things on your mobile, it’s time to start. 

This simple yet effective thing can make a lot of difference to how lightly you can travel. Both Android devices and Apple devices can store boarding passes and other tickets in either the Apple Wallet or in the photo gallery. 

Ordering food

Sometimes even when we are in a new place, there is something so enticing about your favourite food chains. They often have a variation on the menu and all of the familiar favourites. 

There are usually local versions of online ordering apps, but you can typically find Deliveroo and UBEREATS in many places. Check ahead of arrival which food ordering app is used by the locals. 

It is also possible to order your Starbucks coffee, book a table at a local restaurant and more when you have the right apps. 

Payments

Ahead of your holiday, open an account like a Wise account which will allow you to make purchases via your mobile phone in a range of currencies. This can be one of the best ways for you to avoid many of the charges that come with spending on your regular card when you are travelling. 

Aside from the spending capabilities, it is a good idea to have a range of payment options – because not every country accepts the same cards. 

Last minute

If you have headed off to a new country for a short while, and you find somewhere you want to go, you can buy last-minute tickets with a simple search on your mobile phone. Not only that, but if you don’t need to head home soon, you can book your next flight in minutes and grab a last-minute deal. 

Technology isn’t just great for your business or personal travel; it can change how you do business – How The Right Technology Increases Customer Satisfaction – Amanda Krill.

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