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Why mobile technology is changing world travel [Infographic]

It pretty much goes without saying that people on the move would use a device that they can carry along with them on their travels. Unless the whole point of travelling was to get away from their inbox or they enjoyed the simple pleasure of carting a desktop computer around. So it’s not surprising to learn that three out of four active travellers take their mobile device along when they hop on a plane and jet off to some fantastic location.

According to this infographic, the internet and social media have changed the travel industry quite a bit. More and more people are booking tickets and researching destinations on their mobiles and online travel has become a billion dollar business.

More than half of travellers own a smartphone, and most use it to hijack free Wi-Fi in airports across the globe. Want to know which apps and sites you should use when planning your next trip? Check out the sandy tropical infographic below.

How mobile technology is changing world travel infographic
Infographic courtesy of My Destination.

Author | Lauren Granger

Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in... More

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