Tech and the Tourist Industry: The Explosion of Digital Media for Enhancing Service for Travelers

Travel has always been a big business, and when companies can get a piece of the action by introducing apps that help people get to where they’re going faster and keep them better informed, they jump at the chance. Because of this, there are many different apps today that can help travels with all facets of their journeys.

Digital media has become a mainstay in many people’s lives, with constant access to mobile technology and devices that take advantage of wireless communications. If you travel frequently or just want your travels to be a little easier, you should take advantage of that technology. Here are a few apps that can help you along the way.

Skyscanner

If you want to save money for when you arrive at your final destination, then finding the cheapest airfare for wherever you are going should be your highest priority. Airfare can be by far the most expensive item on your trip, so finding a flight that meets your needs and wallet is a plus.

This app not only helps you find the lowest rates whenever you search, you can also set alarms for when there is a price drop on flights you are interested in so you can get locked in quickly and easily. There’s a color-coded calendar to help you see when flights are the cheapest from months out.

The app also features searches for hotels and car rentals, so if you need either one, it can be a one-stop shop for all of your traveling accommodations.

Weather Live Free

Wherever you go, you probably always want to know what the weather has in store for you. The difference between rain and shine can greatly impact the things you choose to do for your entire trip.

This weather app for Android smartphones lets you know everything you need to know, from the current and “feels like” temperature, the wind speed and direction and the humidity levels, all with a beautiful, easy to read interface. You can also find out when the sunrise and sunset times will be if you’re planning a trip to the beach or want to wow someone special.

Weather Live Free also features a real-time animated weather radar so you know what’s coming and going at any time.

Google Translate

When it comes to data, Google has you covered on nearly any subject, including foreign languages. If you haven’t had time to learn the native language of the country you’re traveling to, Google Translate can help.

Not only can you type phrases and words for translation, you can have an instant translation with voices in over 30 languages. If your camera works, you can hold it up to a sign that you want to be translated and the app will do it for you in no time. There’s really no better translation app than Google’s.

Let technology help your travels be a little easier so you can focus on having fun.