Report looks at mobile’s impact on travel industry

The use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is dramatically changing our travel habits, Business Insider says in a new report.

The Internet has been a game-changer in the travel industry since consumers turned to online bookings in droves to find the best prices for flights, hotels and vacation packages, usually logging in to third-party sites for money-saving deals.

The BI Intelligence report released this week looks at where mobile devices stand when it comes to the travel market and what’s in store for the industry. The report is available through subscription, but BI Intelligence does summarize some key points:

  • Mobile devices have become essential tools for business and leisure travelers, allowing them to access information and services event before reaching their destination.
  • Tablets are emerging as the go-to device for booking travel plans.
  • Airlines, hotel chains, and online sites need to stay ahead of the  mobile computing curve.
  • Expect to see new travel-related apps and features tailored for wearable devices.