The one-size-fits-all approach to travel marketing has almost never worked, so travel marketing teams are creating products that better match customer needs.
In addition to personalization, travel companies are adopting technology to modernize the traditional booking experience. With their size and scale, these companies have vast amounts of data that can now be incorporated into one-stop-shop tools. Travel advisors can now find and book hotels and vacation rentals, which significantly streamlines the buying process. All they need to do is fill out basic information, along with which images of the property they want, and which type of accommodation—whether a hotel, B&B, hostel, or apartment—they want. The more unique you are and the more travel activities you have planned, the more complete your travel package should be.
Travel planning, from planning trips to building an itinerary, has been complex for a long time, but the continued transition from paper to digital travel bookings will make it even more challenging for those attempting to manage all aspects of travel planning. Hopefully, with these new products and technologies, today’s traveler will have a much more enjoyable experience while staying connected to their travel lifestyle.