If you are tired of the same old boring tours, it’s time to think of innovative ideas for travel businesses. You can develop an app for travelers to help them plan their trip or create a VR (virtual reality) simulation of a destination. In short, the possibilities are endless! Here are some ideas for travel businesses:
Developing a social media app for travelers
A social media app for travelers can provide a forum for travelers to connect, share travel experiences and ask questions. It can also be a space for travel firms to create their brand and perform PR activities. Many travelers use social media to find travel destinations, post pictures and reviews, and share information. Developing such an app is a great way to attract investment for your travel business.
The popularity of social media sites has led to the development of a variety of travel- related social media apps. However, only a handful of these apps have global followers and constant participation. To be successful in the travel app market, you must focus on a specific type of travel and develop an app with that niche in mind. While a travel social platform may have many benefits, it will not appeal to all types of passengers.
Developing a tour guide app
There are many advantages to developing a tour guide app for your travel business. For starters, these applications offer enhanced functionality and can help you increase your business. The app should include geolocation, traffic data, voice directions, and route building features. Later, you can add features such as review options, recommendations engine, and AI-chatbot support. When it comes to budget, you may want to consider the features of your competitors.
Geo-location features: Most users today use GPS to navigate. Geo-location functionality is essential for cab booking apps, restaurant owners, and city guides. It will allow travelers to receive relevant notifications based on their region. For example, a tourist may want to know how to get to a certain attraction or museum. With this feature, travelers will be able to book the best accommodations and travel deals. Moreover, city guides should also have full information about public transportation.
Developing a VR (virtual reality) simulation of a destination
The tourism industry is using information and communication technology (ICT) to promote the image of a destination, but only a few researchers have applied this technology to this sector. In this paper, we explore the potential of VR in tourism, hospitality, and travel services, and present potential applications. We explore how VR might help in tourism planning, technology-based marketing, and consumer expectations.
When deciding to purchase a travel product, travelers often lack the time or money to experience the product or service in advance. That’s why they look for information and personalized offers tailored to their needs. With the increasing level of global connectivity, people are faced with the paradox of endless overcrowded destinations and vast, attractive but unknown destinations. VR can help travelers choose between those choices and get an insight into the destination.
Developing a chatbot
There are several options when developing a chatbot for your travel business. From embedded chat on your website, to mobile apps and SMS channels, to chat messaging applications, you have many options. There are open-source APIs that make the development of your chatbot easier than ever. There are also many chatbot platforms available, ranging from Facebook Messenger to Hubspot conversations. If you need a chatbot that works according to predetermined logic, Facebook Messenger and Chatfuel are the most efficient platforms.
The pace of technological change is accelerating, and travel businesses need to adapt. A savvy consumer is giving travel operators a run for their money. By adopting new technologies, such as bots, travel businesses can make their customer engagement experience more personalized. This eBook covers 10 use cases for a bot in the travel industry. There is an endless list of benefits for implementing chatbots for your business. Here are a few of them.