Travel is one of the most exciting experiences that a person can set in motion for themselves. Throughout human history, there is perhaps no other conceivable purchase that can make you feel as fulfilled as travel can. For generations, the great unknown carried travellers through their experiences around the world. Now, the unknown is still a lure, but travellers are more connected and informed than ever before. Thanks to the far reaches of technological advancement, travel has been positively changed forever. We are immersed in the digital age, and this is the era where digital presence is competitive and constant, and real-life engagement and open conversation is rare. Technology has introduced to travel a bridge between the two extremes that is having fundamental effect on how travel is being appreciate and received all over the world. Not immune to the reaches of technological innovation on a grand scale, travel has been changed for the better, in all the right ways, in the wake of technological innovation and certain digitalisation.
Technology has fundamentally changed travel in so many different ways. First, there is the introduction of global communication on an instantaneous scale. This has allowed people to see and hear about all the other places in the world they may not have been aware of before technological innovation became so widespread. Second, technology has given rise to a new age in travel where we travel to reconnect with the world and the people we meet. And third, technological advancement in the world of travel has made it easier than ever to find viable ways to fund long-term travel, without having to sacrifice personal quality of life. Whether it is running a successful frequent flyer blog, or struggling along a narrow pathway navigating your way to your remote Airbnb, technology has revolutionised the way that we travel and how we appreciate travel.
These days, travellers and wanderers alike relish in exploring the great big world, but they also feel safe in knowing they are practically always within reach, thanks to technological innovation. Whether through satellite phone, or social media messaging platforms (or any of the other various digital means of instantaneous worldwide communication, for that matter), travellers have the comfort of being connected with disconnecting on their own terms. It is an all-new frontier for travel. Travel is all about the experiences that you can gain from stepping out of the warmth of the familiar and effectively stepping into the uncertainty of the unknown. Technology bridges that gap by adding a little knowledge from third-parties to give the traveller a little courage in their pursuit of the great unknown. It is a whole new world. And it is a world that continues to feel the weight of technology at every turn.
The latest tech obsession driving the travel industry forward ever-faster is social media platform Instagram. This is a social media platform that is aesthetically-inclined, and functions as a visual highlight reel of the life and adventures of any given individual who happens to have a profile on the social media platform. Travel posts are one of the most commonly posted categories, and it is these posts that become phenomenons, drawing the attention of millions of pairs of eyes to previously hidden gems around the world. The more time that people spend engrossed in their social media news feeds, the more time they have to be digitally exploring the world. In this way, technology and digitalisation have transformed the travel industry beyond the point of return in the most positive of ways. Boosting tourism through unofficial marketing makes for a genius bold move – and it is a move that is consistently paying off.
Technology has had an active hand in changing every conceivable industry and facet of modern life. In the case of travel, this is an industry that has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people, for a long time. And now, as technology takes travel exposure and adventure to all-new heights, it is becoming more and more popular a hobby for people. This is unique in that technology has allowed us to disassociated from the real world long enough to get lost in the hope of visiting all-new destinations someday, and travel has allowed for us to reconnect with the real world – and the people that we meet along the way during our global adventures. There is a big wide world out there, and technology is bringing it all to us all, in vividly bright colour. Of all the ways that technology has shaped the modern world, this is definitively the most exciting of them all. The wonder in travelling the world is now matched with the thrill of having instant access to all the best and most hidden things to do and see in each new place are, and technology is responsible for that match-up.