Monday, 13 January 2020

3 tech innovations to make getting around easier

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1. Virtual reality (VR)

If you’re the sort who frets about your accommodation not being true-to-photo, more hotels are now using VR to take potential guests on simulated hotel tours so you know exactly what you’re getting when you book.

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2. Google Maps

Those who’ve struggled with pronouncing the names of places and addresses in foreign countries will be relieved to know Google Maps now has a text-to-speech service that’ll verbalise your destination in the local language.

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3. Grab and Booking.com

Booking.com users travelling through Southeast Asia can now access Grab services and manage their trips through a single app (Booking.com), from booking transport and accommodation to cashless payments using the GrabPay digital wallet feature.

ALSO: Cultural etiquette tips for travelling in South-east Asia

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine

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