The second annual Mobile Travel Tracker Report (a global study of 9,200 travellers across 31 countries) identifies the established and emerging trends of mobile browsing in the travel sector.
Can you believe that 30% of respondents admit they spend over four hours a day on their mobiles whilst traveling? often more glued to the small screen than the beach scene?
Being a generation of filter-loving, selfie-stick addicts, two out of three American (66%) 18-29 year-olds admit they would rather upload a selfie than a picture with their loved ones (62%) on holiday. Not only that but 60% of young US travelers admitted to uploading pictures, checking in at cool locations (39%) and tracking the amount of interaction on their posts (32%) for bragging purposes while on vacation.
The new global research has also proven the long-debated theory that romance really is dead, with 14% admitting they would rather travel with their smartphone than their partner. Travelers even get more anxious when their phone runs out of battery (15%) than if they argue with their partner on a trip (8%).
Moreover, 28% of people wouldn't enjoy their holiday without a smartphone in their hand. Not only that, we also know that getting the perfect picture plays an even bigger role, with 14% of travelers admitting they would pose anywhere for that flawless selfie, often putting selfies ahead of safety.
With a third of travelers refusing to book a hotel that doesn't offer free Wi-Fi (well, we still warn you of public Wi-Fi security risks), there is a clear demand for travelers to be connected at all times.
Just choose your plan and start your new adventure with the plenty of opportunities to snap the ideal no filter photo for Social Media, answer the important e-mail or call and just stay connected anywhere from anywhere /to anywhere - for a fixed monthly fee and no roaming charges.