Essay On Tourism And Tourism

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New Trends Over the past few months there have been a lot of articles on the relationship between technology and the tourism industry. There’s plenty happening, and so many things to be excited about and hopeful for. To summarize, here are five (5) ways that technology is set to transform the tourism industry. • Messaging According to data courtesy of a Skift report, it shows that across the social media sphere messaging has been the fastest-growing behaviour since 2010. Platforms such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Facebook Messenger each have more monthly users around the world than Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest combined. And it’s a trend that looks set to continue as we move forward. The user base of instant messaging platforms is growing at an incredibly fast rate. This, alongside an active base of users, is to be expected, as many people replace older methods of communication with the latest offering from WhatsApp and the like. Instant messaging provides that which technology should provide a substantial upgrade on the normal way of doing things. Texting, faxing and writing letters are becoming increasingly obsolete, as group messages and direct…show more content…
There is no doubt that technology plays an important role in tourism and travel. Most of us are now used to booking our airline reservations online, dealing with telephone trees and other cost saving devices. These technological advances have allowed corporations to save on manpower while at the same time empowering customers to make their own decisions. On the other side of the equation, travellers use more technology than ever before and often the tourism industry has taken advantage of this desire (need) to stay in touch with its clientele. Most of us are now used to being almost harassed with on-line surveys or computer driven telephone calls. Now we have entered into the world of e-marketing, a system that may be called an advanced form of
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