Smartphones have become an integral travel companion today, with the devices being brought wherever we go. The mobile device obsession runs deep. Let's uncover the real impact that the number-one travel accessory is having on our travel behaviors. In addition, you'll find some hints on how to stay connected for a fixed price for the whole world with POND Mobile Business.
The second annual Mobile Travel Tracker Report (a global study of 9,200 travellers across 31 countries) identifies the established and emerging trends of mobile browsing in the travel sector.
Can you believe that 30% of respondents admit they spend over four hours a day on their mobiles whilst traveling? Often more glued to the small screen than the beach scene?
Two out of three American (66%) 18-29 year-olds admit they would rather upload a selfie than a picture with their loved ones (62%) on holiday. Not only that but 60% of young US travelers admitted to uploading pictures, checking in at cool locations (39%) and tracking the amount of interaction on their posts (32%) for bragging purposes while on vacation.
Moreover, 28% of people wouldn't enjoy their holiday without a smartphone in their hand. Not only that, we also know that getting the perfect picture plays an even bigger role, with 14% of travelers admitting they would pose anywhere for that flawless selfie, often putting selfies ahead of safety.
With a third of travelers refusing to book a hotel that doesn't offer free Wi-Fi, there is a clear demand for travelers to be connected at all times.
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