Travel has been melding closer together with technology for decades now. We document our travels to different degrees, through lenses, on blogs & keyboards, or even in real-time. Some see tech as a travel tool, helping us round out experiences — others as a terror, a roadblock between the traveler and the moment. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, tech is undeniably gaining footholds in the travel sphere, and we can’t help but be excited about what the future holds.
This week on our #PassionPassport Twitter Chat, we want to hear from you about what technology you use in conjunction with traveling, how it’s worked for you (or hasn’t!), and your thoughts on the changing relationship between travel and tech across the board.
This Thursday, 7/23 at 2pm EST, we’ll be joined by co-hosts who are experts in bringing technology into the travel field:
Mophie (@mophie): maker of battery and storage cases for mobile
Gogobot (@gogobot): giving travelers insight into destinations through in-depth guides
Courtney Scott (@courtscott): travel blogger and filmmaker
If you will be unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, please schedule your responses according to the schedule below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our #PassionPassport chat on Travel Tech! Where are you joining us from?
Q2 – 2:05pm EST
What tech do you use most, tangible (equipment) or intangible (media, the Web)?
Q3 – 2:10pm EST
Share a travel tech horror story with us. What happened, where, what came out of it?
Q4 – 2:15pm EST
What is one trip you’d never do without the support of technology?
Q5 – 2:20pm EST
How has your travel style changed with the advancement of technology?
Q6 – 2:25pm EST
Do you think tech has helped or hindered travel? Maybe both?
Q7 – 2:30pm EST
How do travel apps fit into your planning style? Which do you find useful?
Q8 – 2:35pm EST
What are your tips on staying connected when traveling? (Wifi, data, etc.)
Q9 – 2:40pm EST
Do you ever “unplug” completely while traveling? If so, when was the last time?
Q10 – 2:45pm EST
Who do you think is before their time in documenting their travels? Link us!
Q11 – 2:50pm EST
What is one new travel technology the world needs?
Q12 – 2:55pm EST
In 2020, what do you think you’ll be using as travel tech?