How IoT is transforming travel and hospitality Industry ?


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Are you among those who believe that the internet has changed the world? Well, then sit back and get ready for another Internet revolution: IoT(the Internet of things). The analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2020 almost 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet and some sources even predict that the numbers will be as large as 100 billion devices.

Now imagine that your alarm beeps at 7 am in the morning. You wake up and start getting ready for the day. While you are getting ready, steaming coffee and toast await you on your dining table. Now, when you have finished your breakfast, you come out of your house and by using your smartphone you lock the door of your house and unlock your car without any efforts. Yes, all this is possible today with the help of IoT technology. In addition, Your IoT-enabled devices can even report the power consumption of your house on your smartphones. These scenarios show that there are endless possibilities with the Internet of things; we just need to explore them.

In the future, the world is going to be an even more connected place. Almost everything that can be connected to the Internet will have an IP address and sensors so they can communicate with each other and exchange information with each other. These objects or “things” will be connected via wifi, bluetooth, and proximity beacons.

How will IOT affect the travel industry?

Travelers will be the ones who will benefit greatly from IoT, as technology is increasingly convenient and makes life very easy. Whether you are at an airport or entering a hotel, smartphones that connect to proximity helps you to get better navigation around the airport or enter hotel rooms through keyless technology. IoT technology will be a bridge for new travelers.

The airline industry and the IoT

IoT technology will hugely impact the Airline industry. It will ensure a comfortable and convenient travel experience for travelers. A survey by SITA in 2015 revealed that 86% of airlines believe that IoT will provide “clear benefits in the next three years.” This technology can help travelers navigate to the door and find their way. It can also be used to track a portable device and its user if necessary. In addition, IoT also makes it easier for travelers to track their luggage at the airport.

The hospitality industry and the IoT

Imagine you want to take rest after a hectic day spent sightseeing. What if you can alert the resort staff about your arrival through the application on your phone so that when you enter your suite you get a cleaned room with the room lights and temperature adjusted to your needs.

Even better, you don’t have to search for a key and your smartphone controls the door panel and the door opens automatically when you are near the door of your suite. With IoT, Hotels can regulate guests’ electricity consumption, where an IOT-enabled power outlet will inform about the electricity used at the reception. And in case, there is some issue with the elevator of IoT enabled hotel, it can directly send an error signal to the technicians involved to repair it 

Wrapping Up

Realizing the enormous potential of IoT, Tourism companies are investing heavily in it.   However, IoT comes with its own set of challenges and problems. The first and foremost is security and transparency. The promise of The IoT sensors is it will provide travelers with amazing experiences, but customers also need to pay attention to their personal information is being used responsibly.  Also, travel companies must rethink the business infrastructure before deploying IoT. What happens if the company does not get a good ROI? Because deploying every new technology involves a dazzle, so executives need to think about what kind of return they will make by making this investment. In short, every traveler and travel service provider should be aware of IoT precisely.


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