(BPT) - If you're like most, you shudder at the idea of traveling during the holiday season. With all those long lines, tight timetables and crowded spaces, who wouldn’t feel like a Grinch? To add more comfort and joy to your journey, the travel and hospitality industries are quick to embrace innovation and new technology. From the time you hail the airport ride-share to the moment you step outside your hotel for an evening of holiday wonder, here are some travel tech advances to look for this season.
Nail the airport arrival: While you obviously don’t want to be late for takeoff, waiting an hour or more for boarding is wasted time you can’t get back. The good news is your mobile device can get you in touch with real-time updates on traffic, parking availability and security lines, so you can time your airport arrival with precision! A few days before your trip, do your homework and find out where that information lives, starting with the websites for the airport and your airline. Don’t forget to sign up for automatic flight check-ins.