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Six ways technology is shaping the way that we travel

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Technology has a finger in every industry, and travel is no different. These are a few ways that technology is making travel easier for travelers. 

Technology, whether we make use of it or not, is progressively making life much easier than it was in the old days. Everything is becoming more efficient and easily accessible. You can order a taxi, or even order food with a simple click of the button.

Travel is just one of the industries that are being drastically transformed by technology, and these are just a few of the ways it’s happening. 
 
1. The way we find things to do has changed 
With websites like TripAdvisor and a multitude of other websites, we have instant access to reviews and recommendations regarding every destination. Technology has also made it possible to quickly and easily find all sorts of things to do wherever we are, such as finding a hidden gem that serves the best breakfasts in town, or a guided tour around a hidden temple. 
 
2. Travel is more affordable (If you know some tricks)
The internet allows us to quickly browse and compare different ticket prices without having to call a travel agency. Websites like Skyscanner make it ridiculously easy to compare flights and find the cheapest option. 
 
3. Technology makes travel more Eco-friendly
With the introduction of online check-ins, e-tickets, online reservation coupons, and even electronic bag tags, travel has become much more eco-friendly - at least in terms of paper usage. Travelers can now do everything digitally, reducing the amount of paper we use for printing tickets, boarding passes, hotel reservations, etc. 
 
4. Communication
There are tons of amazing apps available which empower you to learn new languages and get yourself up to speed on the basic phrases that a tourist would need in any country. There are also apps and devices that translate any text you don’t understand, or even provide real-time translation while you’re having a conversation. 
 
5. Remote work
Technology has enabled us to work remotely, meaning that you can travel to your heart's content and still earn a living provided you can work on a laptop with Wi-Fi. There are web applications that are designed specifically to simplify communication in remote work teams, allowing employers to easily assign and track projects. There are also lots of websites, such as Upwork, that make it easy for freelancers to find work online just like it’s easy to find an online casino in NZ
 
6. Capturing memories
While it’s great to be fully immersed at the moment, there are definitely some moments that, as a traveler, you want to have a reminder of, and photos are a great way of doing that. As smartphone cameras get better and better, there’s less need for a proper digital camera because phone cameras are just as good. They’re also lightweight, and not too big, so it’s never a hassle to carry one around and whip it out to snap a photo. 
 
As you can see, technology plays a huge role in the way that we travel. It has made it far easier and more affordable for tourists and globetrotters to get around and have fun while doing it. And the above point is just a few of the many ways that travel is changing.
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