Do you know about the latest Travel Mobile Apps? The good old days of 9 to 5 work has made way for a 24X7 hectic work schedules with extreme stress levels. What is worse is that the commuting to and back from work through nonstop traffic. However the only good thing now is that the “Kal Baishakhi” or North Westers finally striking the city, and has brought some element of the much needed relief to the unbearable heat. So this May it may be the ideal time for you to take the much deserved break. Why not plan a quick weekend get away to Digha? The best part is that holidaying has become easy and convenient like never before with Mobile Apps now ruling the Travel & Hotel Industry too much like other industries. The options are many. The latest help coming from Google which has transformed itself into a Digital Travel Agent along with the innumerable wonders it has created. The Online Portals like MakeMyTrip and Tripadvisor have recognized the tremendous potential of everyone accessing the internet through the latest smart phones. This is exactly why they are strategizing everything around the “Mobile First” based approach. We at Hotel Coral Digha being the best Digha Hotel explore how you to tap into these latest technologies to land yourself with the best deal for a memorable holiday ahead.
How Mobile Apps Have Helped Planning Your Holiday?
To compete against the leading online portals Google now has an advantage of not requiring the user to download Mobile Apps to access travel related information. With Google now you can plan your entire holiday through a single Mobile Browser instead of Mobile Apps. The name of the destination you wish to travel is to be typed on the search engine along with the word “destination”. There after various options along with images would pop of holiday spots, hotels, etc. Besides Google also features itineraries based on historical data of previous travelers, helping you take a decisions. Besides with Google you would directly be guided to the websites of the hotels and other service providers, which some experts claim would help to cut down on the cost of the commissions charged by online travel agents. However others tend to differ stating that this is too nominal a differential to make any significant impact.
How Online Travel Portals are Strategizing?
Against these online web portals are now bringing in some mobile based initiatives. For example MakeMyTrip recently launched “Appy Hours”, which offers heavy discounts on hotel bookings on Thursdays and “Trippy Tuesdays”, for availing deep discounts on flight bookings. Both the innovations brought in phenomenal results. TripAdvisor on the other hand an App called “Near Me Now”, which helps travelers to visit the nearby places through the GPS on their Smart Phones. Yatra Online has a feature called “Last Minute Hotel Deals” which offers heavy discounts on the deals made at the last moments and saves you from having to spend a fortune. Some experts are of the opinion that some online portals have an edge over Google as they have better local information and thus can serve the travelers better.
However whatever is the case, as a traveler the more the competition amongst the online travel portals and other service providers, the better you are placed in terms of the pricing as well as the types and quality of services offered. So in the “Information Age”, as a traveler the better information you have the more you stand to gain. This is what exactly we at Hotel Coral Digha being in the hotel industry have tried to do.