A brief history of travel technology – from its evolution to looking at the future
A brief history of travel technology and the future of it.
It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention – and we need look no further than the travel industry to see this proverb in practice.
Since the beginning of recorded history, the travel and hospitality industries have faced challenges. Yet many of these challenges still exist even today.
Travel technology has changed over the years driven primarily by the stakeholders most affected by the use of the technology. I believe we have seen four distinct stages dating from the 1400s to the present day.