What tourism board wouldn't maim a person for data like this.
As evidence that technology improves the travel experience mounts, passengers will become more open to sharing their data and interacting with advanced devices that inform and improve their air travel experience.
Anything that gets tourists to beaches faster should be good. We expect Mojito or Caipirinha finder apps will soon follow.
Everybody needs to take time to unplug from the constant communication made possible with mobile devices, but that requires consciously setting aside time for meditation and adventure -- not chaining ourselves to a regressive view of technology.
If the Priceline.com survey on mobile booking patterns is to be believed, then apps such as HotelTonight, which streamline mobile bookings into a handful of taps, could make mobile bookings safer if they reduce users' bumps and falls.
Expect lots of investments from brands large and small to happen over the next few years, as new mobile booking experiences as-yet-undreamt will crop up, and change consumer behavior all over again.
Privacy, or lack thereof, is one of the biggest obstacles that airports and airlines must consider in their efforts to personalize passengers' updates in an effort to boost their bottom line.
This will be a game changer for existing travel companies built on mobile as well as open the door to new startups now unburdened by the roaming fee bogeyman.