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Taking flight - How new app developments could impact on travel


A lot of phone functions now revolve around apps and these have grown to become a major part of our lives.

So many of us enjoy travel and vacations to have a break from the old routine and switch off from the commitments of day-to-day life. However, that does not necessarily mean that we can put everything to one side for a week or two.

For instance, many of us may still need access to a mobile phone. After all, they are crucial if we want to keep in touch with loved ones, have access to important documents or use them as a source of information. Of course, a lot of phone functions now revolve around apps and these have grown to become a major part of our lives.

Vital tools
Mobile apps are capable of so much these days. We can use them to check bills and manage our money, while they are also ideal for a quick spot of shopping. From groceries to the latest fashion, you can do it all on your phone.

They are also important in terms of entertainment, as you can easily stream the latest TV shows and movies on services like Netflix and listen to music via platforms like Spotify. Apps are also vital in terms of gaming, as many different experiences are now available at the touch of a button – including some you might not have considered. For instance, Mr Green details how it offers a range of casino gaming experiences through its app for Android and iOS. These include slots, live casino experiences and keno. Players can also make deposits and withdrawals, while customer support is available too.

Apps are also having a notable impact on the world of travel – and aviation in particular. Major brands have embraced the area, with United offering a range of services through its app. Users can book flights, check in, get a mobile boarding pass and more with the service.

Photo by Skitterphoto from Pixabay

Recent developments
With this in mind, it is interesting to note some recent developments related to aviation-based apps.

Earlier this month, Flewber announced the launch of its new app and outlined how it hopes it will bring “the luxuries of private travel to the masses”. In a press release, it explained how the app looks to bring together travellers and aircraft operators in a similar manner to ridesharing platforms. It has a range of features including a share option to alert friends to flights. They can then confirm their interest and pay to be part of it.

There has also been recent activity around App In The Air. The app is a personal travel assistant and it offers services like flight updates and an AR luggage measurement tool. It recently joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is also developing search filters that will allow users to choose sustainability certified accommodation options.

Fresh opportunities
Mobile apps are part of everyday life, so it is unsurprising to see them thriving in the travel industry. 

The recent developments in the area are intriguing and it will be fascinating to see how the names mentioned above perform in the coming months. One thing seems certain – apps look set to have a big impact on the sector going forward. 

Main photo by FotoEmotions from Pixabay

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