Products That Change the Way We Travel in 2019
Technology has an impact on every travelers’ life—often in ways we don’t even stop to recognize. That’s because the products changing the way we travel often do such an effective job that it’s hard to imagine how we traveled before these innovations existed. Remember the days of traveling before a smartphone? The years of spiral-bound maps, internet cafes, and calling cards? While there was a certain charm to directions scrawled on the back of scratch paper and a freedom to being wholly inaccessible while abroad, the ability to travel with unlimited connectivity and a research vessel in our back pocket is a privilege.
Tech is top-of-mind when discussing the products that change the way we travel—the phrase “there’s an app for that” has never been more poignant. These honorees have gone from concepts you didn’t believe would ever exist to necessities you couldn’t imagine traveling without. They have disrupted the travel space, expedited nearly every step of the transit process, and on the whole, made our journeys more comfortable and enjoyable.