Right now, travel technologies are becoming more advanced to ensure safety, as well as enhance the experiences of people visiting other countries. This new trend started to rise after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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A plane sits on the tarmac at a South Carolina airport on March 01, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. As concerns grow about the spread of the Coronavirus, many travelers are altering their plans which has affected companies in the travel industry. The NYSE Arca Airline Index, which tracks airlines in North America and Latin America, was down 20 percent last week with American Airlines shares falling 7.7 percent.
United Airlines and other travel agencies are partnering with various medical and tech firms to develop innovations that would keep their consumers safe when they are going to other places.
Rev Fine provided some of the top technologies that played major roles in the travel industry during the ongoing health crisis. Here their important details you need to know:
Top Travel Technologies During COVID-19
As of the moment, many governments across the globe are still requiring their residents to wear masks and other PPEs to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
But, this could pose some issues when they are traveling to other regions since their faces would be difficult to identify. Since this is the case, more efficient facial recognition, retina scanning, fingerprint recognition, and other biometric identifier techs were introduced.
Being able to settle your travel fee without making any physical contact with other travel agency staff is also essential. Recently, many medical experts claimed that COVID-19 could be transmitted via objects or solid areas.
Because of this, financial firms, such as banks, decided to integrate the contactless feature into their services.
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An aircraft flies through London skies leaving a vapour trail on February 2, 2007 in London, England. When burning its fuel, planes release exhaust fumes which contain, among others, water vapour and impurities. When these gases come into contact with the cold air, the significant temperature difference causes the water on the impurities to condense and turn to ice. Aircraft exhaust fumes have been attributed to climate change.
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Automated chatbots are also quite essential, especially since United Airlines and other international travel companies recently laid off some of their employees.
Chatbots are responsible for providing quick answers to travelers’ concerns.
Aside from artificial intelligence, contactless payment, and biometric identifier techs, there are also other innovations being enhanced to make make your travels safer and more convenient, such as the following:
- CyberSecurity Measures
- IoT (Internet of Things)
- Virtual Reality
Right now, various firms and travel agencies are partnering with one another to develop these kinds of technologies. This can be seen in the latest United Airlines and Apple Health app collaboration.
Mental Health Techs on the Rise as Well
Travel techs are not the only innovations that are being enhanced to keep people safe. Tech Wire Asia reported that ASEAN health tech firms are also making a difference to help residents have a good mental health status.
These include the following mental health apps:
- Arooga Health
For more news updates about other health-related innovations, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.
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