The Rise of Mobile in Travel

mobile in travelWhen you and your family wanted to take a vacation, you used to have to go to your local travel agency. There, your travel agent would go over your destination options, airfare arrangements, and prices for your vacation. He/she would book your trip and a short time later, you would be off with your bags packed and your itinerary in hand.

These days, mobile is changing the way people vacation. Instead of using a travel agent to arrange plans, people are doing everything themselves – with their phones and tablets.

Online travel sales have been on the rise, and with the rise of online sales comes the rise of mobile use. In 2012, sales in the U.S. surpassed $100 billion (according to comScore) and by 2015, mobile is expected to account for more than 25% of those sales.

To cope with this rise, travel agencies are working to make their products and services mobile-friendly, offering fast responses, text message deals, and more, though people are looking past these efforts and are continuing to use the variety of travel applications available. Some of the most popular online travel apps include apps that can help you: plan your itinerary, track your flight status, organize your trip details, find a taxi service, track weather details, convert currency, book hotel rooms, and more.

While you may be able to book your own vacation online and use travel apps along the way, some still argue that booking with a travel agent is better. With so many mobile options for travel, it can get frustrating trying to choose the best one. You may also spend a lot of time and energy trying to find the best deals online when a travel agent can find you one quickly.

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