29 May '11, 4am

Smart phone apps becoming new travel companions: poll - AsiaOne: NEW YORK -Even travelers g... #mobilestartup

Smart phone apps becoming new travel companions: poll - AsiaOne: NEW YORK -Even travelers g... #mobilestartup

NEW YORK -Even travelers going solo do not need to feel lonely, out of touch, or misinformed thanks to mobile devices which are proving to be good travel companions. A new survey shows that the ubiquitous devices have helped tourists make travel arrangements, book flights, find the best restaurants in foreign cities and the hottest attractions. "Smart phone adoption around the world is skyrocketing, and is fundamentally changing the way people get travel advice," said Mike Putnam, of the travel website TripAdvisor, which surveyed travelers' use of mobile devices. Sixty per cent of the 1,000 U.S. adults questioned in the poll said they had downloaded travel apps and a similar number had used mobile devices to research restaurants. More than 40 per cent found or booked hotels with mobile devices and 28 per cent used them to check in to a hotel, restaurant or a local attracti...

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