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Tech Changing the Way We Travel

Technology has completely reshaped how we travel and the places we go. From used-to-be bulky and frustrating analogue systems, digital solutions have streamlined huge portions of our travel experience. Without taking a step back, it’s easy to take technology, and how far we’ve come as a result, for granted. Like so many other parts of life, comparing the new world to the old can give us a greater appreciation of how great travellers have it today.

 

Online is Everywhere

While digital tools and entertainment have been around for a long time, it’s only recently that these systems have become more internationally available. Some of the best examples are found in how casinos have developed, with online systems allowing players to engage in their hobby from almost anywhere on the planet. Offerings like Betfair free spins allow players to start with less money down too, so they can take their travel wallet even further. From free slot spins to deposit matches and seasonal promotions offers, connections available thanks to wide 4G access means nobody has to miss their digital entertainment when out and about.

 

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Online casino website” (CC BY 2.0) by passtheballtotucker

 

Planning Ahead

Planning a trip can be an exciting experience, and with so much information about locations and possibilities online, there’s more to choose from than ever. Websites like Trip Advisor have been around for years, and they’ve changed the lives of many, but recent developments have pushed these systems even further.

Today, the cutting edge of travel planning is seeing help through new AI systems like ChatGPT. These new forms of artificial intelligence can be fed prompts to plan out a trip through a country to pick up on famous local events and places. This can even be used to create a path with online connectivity, so you can keep in contact with home, work, and play a few hands of poker. Though these technologies are still early enough that their responses will need to be double-checked, they’re still offering a free and fast replacement for what used to be confined to professional travel agents.

 

Never Getting Lost

Like books, it feels great to hold a paper map in your hands. That is, until you end up outside of the boundaries, or you run into a new bypass the map missed. Online mapping apps overcome this problem, providing both live updates and the ability to download maps for offline navigation on services like Google Maps. Finding your way quickly and accurately eliminates a lot of concern and frustration, and can also help keep travelling safe.

 

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Flower shop on Google Maps” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Lars Plougmann

 

Carrying your luggage and waiting at the airport carousel aren’t going anywhere, but for practically anything more technical, modern tech has a way to improve your travel. From letting you play a few spins on slots in a remote village to walking out of a foreign forest under your own expertise, tech solutions are too important and varied to ignore. Sure, this might not impart the same feeling as doing things the old way, but you don’t travel to create stress, no matter what traditionalists might say.

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