3 ways mobile will change the way we travel by 2015

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    Travelers want instantaneous information at their fingertips when they fly, and technology is quickly catching up to their expectations.

    Air travel technology specialist SITA has came out with a report Flying into the Future that looks at how the industry will change in just three years, by 2015.

    1. Mobile bookings and purchases will become more prevalent

    Today, just 2 percent of airline sales are bought on a mobile device.

    Although SITA predicts a humble 5 percent increase by 2015, other sources believe mobile could count for as much as 50 percent of online bookings by 2017.

    Social media is also expected to be a major sales channel for about 13 percent of airlines and airports, an idea that seems even more realistic after American Express launched its buy-by-tweet program.

    The day may not be far off when airlines’ Twitter feeds become a source for spontaneous bookings with travelers tweeting a hashtag to take advantage of special fares.

    Read More: http://travel.cnn.com/three-ways-mobile-will-change-way-we-travel-2015-794386
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