The most exciting time in history to be a traveler is right now. Though sometimes it’s hard to think about it, it can get way more fabulous. We are barely scratching the surface. What does the future hold for travel? And how far will it go?
There’s a huge possibility that, in only a few years, people will use just the Internet to buy their flights, book hotel rooms and plan their trip excursions. Travel agencies, tour operators and the like will have to review their strategy if they want to stay on top of the market. Technology is changing at lightning speed, especially so in the travel industry. It is guided by the principle that people love experiences, more than destinations, and technology empowers this new focus.
There’s no doubt that technology will define the future of the travel industry. With just a click, you get the exact information you need, whenever and wherever you want it. And with each passing day, these services are customized for each person, so they get the information they need right away
So, where are we headed?
Imagine traveling from New York to Australia in one hour. Sounds impossible, right? Well, with supersonic air travel, it is quite possible and right on the horizon. Everyday long-distance transport becomes cheaper and planning tools are more and more user-friendly. Obstacles are falling away and everything is coming together to bring people more opportunities to get on a plane, train, bus or car and travel freely while realizing their perfect vacation dream. It’s as simple as that. And did you know that by the time you finish reading this article, more than a hundred airplanes will take off all over the world? Amazing, isn’t it?
As air travel becomes more and more affordable, quicker and mainstream, one problem persists. Luggage control. Every year 30 million pieces of luggage are lost by airlines. One lost suitcase can ruin a vacation. Scale that to 30 million and you can imagine the impact it has globally.
LugLoc came to solve this problem with their patented Luggage Locator, a device that pairs smartphones to luggage through GSM (cellular) and Bluetooth technology. With a simple click on a smart phone, smart travelers can locate their luggage anywhere in the World where there is cell phone coverage. Additionally, they can use its Bluetooth functionality to confirm that their luggage made it into the plane, as well as knowing where their luggage is at the baggage claim area.
“Technology today is about empowering the individual, and this is especially true in the travel industry. Travelers can now plan their perfect vacations through a smartphone. From booking flights, hotels and cars online to accessing city tours and apps for everything: maps, top-rated nearby restaurants, and popular excursions, it’s all just a tap away. It’s about controlling every variable in a trip”, emphasizes Carlos Esnal, COO at LugLoc.
Carlos goes on to address the problem LugLoc solves for today’s traveler:
“Our patented product is revolutionary for the travel industry. Up until now, there was no way for airlines or travelers to know – in real time – where their luggage was. With LugLoc, they can. We are currently working with several airlines to link their luggage scanning system with our technology in order to improve the customer experience when luggage is mishandled or lost. By providing LugLoc’s unique tracking technology, airlines are able to know, in real-time, their passengers’ luggage locations, potentially saving millions of dollars in reimbursement costs”.
Using LugLoc is very simple: You only need to download the app, keep the device charged through the included USB cable and, of course, place it inside your luggage. It’s smart technology for tech-savvy business and active travelers.