Itâ€™s the mid-1990s, and Iâ€™m one of those management consultants so lovingly praised on the hit TV drama House of Lies.
Smartphones often don’t live up to their names for travelers spending a significant time in foreign countries – SIM chips are hard to change, roaming charges are expensive, and data fees are even more so. A new Kickstarter has emerged this weekend that attempts to solve this traveler’s dilemma: the SIMPLcase.
The ease with which one can generate an mobile app has, of course, encouraged many in the industry to go ahead and put resources into creating one.
It is possibly one of the most fiercely debated topics in (consumer) travel technology – should consumers be entitled to free wifi and web access in hotels?
Just how attached are people to their mobile devices, even when they are supposed to be taking time away from the rat race and lying on a beach somewhere?
Every time thereâ€™s a major leap forward in communications, the travel industry has been there to embrace it.
Two-thirds of visitors to the UK in 2010 used a mobile phone during their stay, perhaps signifying an ease of concerns over eye-watering charges when overseas.
Tripwolf, one of the web’s early trip planning sites, has relaunched its smartphone application so consumers can use it without incurring expensive roaming charges.
With 78 million passengers a year, Ryanair is looking to change the use of mobiles overseas on a grand scale following a deal signed with SIM provider Maxroam.
Ever wondered what business people do with their smartphones and tablet devices when on-the-road? Okay, maybe not, then. But Egnyte has tried to find out.