Travel technology has tremendously changed the way we travel. As people all over the world travel more and more for leisure, business travelers expect the same level of tech innovation and engagement to enhance the ease and efficiency of their corporate trip.
As a result, travel managers and business travel agents are having to take on new roles and learn new skills. Employees expect them to be up-to-date with the latest leisure travel tech trends and to find a way to bring these into the corporate domain.
The hotel industry is exposed to the new demands from corporate travelers. Hotels will need to provide these customers with a personalized experience while factoring in the need of the corporate as well as the traveler.
The car rental business is another field of business travel which is undergoing major change is the rental car business. Companies such as Europcar and Sixt are well advanced in their use of voice search while car manufacturers such as BMW are strong on integrating voice commands into their vehicles.
Autonomous cars could likely become a major alternative to airport taxis. Tomorrow’s business travel innovations are not be limited to self-driving cars. Drone-taxis, ordered by app, could be the future of autonomous transportation. Business customers, experienced frequent travelers with tight schedules, could be the early adopters of this future tech.
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