Travelers, Technology and Smart Savings

Travelers, Technology and Smart Savings

The transformation of the travel industry has been phenomenal over the past few years and so has been the travellers’.  It is estimated that by 2030 a global population of 8.5 billion people will take approximately 2 billion international trips. Imagine how efficient the travel industry needs to be.

But there certainly is one thing that’s ahead of time- Travel Technology.  Travel tech has a lot to offer if one knows how to make optimum use of it. It can also help travellers save a lot of time and money. Here is how!

  1.   Use Forex Cards- Forex cards are one of the blessings for travellers. While travelling across the borders, it’s the cheapest way of carrying and paying in foreign currency; it’s safer than cash; cheaper than other cards and convenient as credit or debit cards; you can use it for multiple trips; and you get to enjoy special privileges and discounts wherever you go.
  2. The more the smart apps the better it is: When technology has a solution for everything, why not use it! Right from smart docs to keeping a smart track of all your expenses, there’s an app for all. Using these apps is not only environment friendly, but these make you more of an organised traveller and saves you from the hassle of maintaining different records.
  3.   Use advanced booking platforms- Booking a flight and hotel takes the major chunk of your trip budget. But if done wisely and well in advance it can help you save money and time both. Always look for platforms that allow you comparison of rates.

Pro tip: Wednesdays and Thursdays are the cheapest for booking flight tickets in India.

  1.   Use tech to save space in luggage bags- ‘Carry only what you can carry’, the phrase in itself talks about smart packaging. Taking about it, how can we miss the inventions that have made travellers’ lives simpler than ever by saving up spaces in their luggage bags like kindle; which saves you from books taking up the space in your bags and obviously allows you access to umpteen books for free, storage vacuum bags; which compresses your clothes and other fabrics to save space, and a lot more.

Apart from these solutions you can also use maps and download them in advance to save time, use various translation apps to communicate and connect better, download apps that guide you about the local travels and explore a lot of other apps to travel smart when you travel next. Happy and safe traveling you all!

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