THE EXCITING DIGITAL FUTURE OF CORPORATE TRAVEL
Traveltrust embrace and encourage any new technology which makes our lives and the lives of our clients easier and more productive.
Over the last decade the advances and acceleration of personal technology has been unprecedented. Technology and it’s compatibility to travel helps ensures an all round more enjoyable and rewarding business travel experience.
Wifi installations are now common in the majority of airports and aircraft around the world. A significant number of passengers are carrying multiple digital devices, from wearable technology and smart phones to phablets, tablets and laptops.
This momentum in digital technology is improving onboard passenger experience as well as ensuring business travelers are in regular contact with their colleagues, clients as well as their friends and families, thus improving productivity through connectivity.
ONBOARD TECHNOLOGY SOARS
The airlines are also rapidly embracing onboard technology as a necessity, exposing the exciting digital future of corporate travel. Charging stations, power ports and USB ports are an obvious pre-requisite for today tech savvy traveler. Airlines are continuing to work with seat manufacturers to offer passengers innovative ways to benefit from using their devices onboard. Startups such as Smart Tray and SkyCast have developed numerous smart tray table designs that offer a far more effective user experience onboard flights.
BOEINGS SPORTY COLLABORATION
Boeing have recently collaborated with Nike, sleep experts and professional coaches to design an enhanced relaxation concept called the ‘athlete’s plane’. This innovation is said to counteract the effects of air travel on the body’s natural rhythms when travelling over multiple time zones.
BAE SYSTEMS LIGHTBULB MOMENT
BAE Systems have been working on their Intellicabin, which features LED lighting designed to create a more calming environment onboard an aircraft. This is designed to improve sleep and charm passengers with illumination schemes such as an artificial sunset whilst eating dinner onboard. Further applications of this lighting technology provides the illusion of greater space, comfort and valuable relaxation.
DELTA’S NEW BAG TRACKER
Delta domestic travelers can now take advantage of of a smartphone app to track the location of their checked baggage in real time. Bag’s are scanned through each part of the journey and the data is accessible through the app. This service aims to give travelers ultimate peace of mind and has seen a significant increase in customer satisfaction.
TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE
Many airlines have been relentlessly focused on how technology can provide a better customer experience by storing detailed customer preferences such as favorite foods and beverages or ideal seating preferences. This data is then stored and accessed via the airlines computer system by cabin crew, or check-in staff to provide a more tailored travel experience.
Traveltrust welcome new advances in onboard technology, we are relentless in our quest to provide our customers with the most efficient and enjoyable corporate travel experiences. We are looking forward to seeing these and many new advances in onboard technology come to fruition in the not too distant future.