2017 Travel Tech Trend 3: Staycation
By Kasia Pankowska
My last long-haul holiday was fantastic. We went to the drop-dead gorgeous La Digue in the Seychelles, loved the vistas, had an amazing time snorkeling, and my Facebook feed never looked better.
I’m really not complaining, and please don’t think I’m spoiled out of my mind, but after I came back home, I made a solemn vow to spend the next holiday enjoying a bit of drizzle in Cornwall instead.
Somewhere between the 17-hour long flight, a heatstroke, paying £3 for a bottle of water, and getting to meet a couple of bugs I’d rather not know existed, I felt that I will be much happier holidaying closer to home next time. With growing fears of security and crazy currency fluctuations, I don’t think I’m the only one.
So, I’m looking forward to my holidays in the UK in 2017. But I will want to make sure I still have something exciting to talk about when I get back.
Luckily, there are about a million apps out there that can help me find activities, tours and experiences anywhere I go.
But I’m very happy knowing they won’t be necessary because very shortly Stay Planner will partner with Viator to provide all the information I will need. It’s still a bit of a secret, so please don’t tell anyone, but it’s happening!
In a couple of months, we will be able to show users not only the activities and services available in their own hotels but also those provided by local businesses. We will be the first app in the world to do this, and we can’t wait to offer our users the best of both worlds in one place.