If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon to buy an Apple Watch and you’re an avid traveler, then early adopters of the new technology have got one-up on you!
According to CNBC, many travel providers have already made sure they are aligned with Apple so they can offer their travelers the best deals.
A long list of domestic and international airlines, including Alaska Air,Â American Airlines, Delta and United have updated their apps for the Apple Watch, as have international carriers including Singapore Airlines, EasyJet and Emirates.
“The Apple Watch platform allows us to connect with travelers on a more personal level by providing real time information throughout their journey,” Emirates’ digital executive Alex Knigge said in statement.
Here are some ways the apps makes travel easier for customers:
- Marriott International’s app for the Apple Watch makes finding room rates at their properties easier and allows rewards members to check in, check out, receive alerts when their rooms are ready and see a list of upcoming reservations.
- Starwood’s app will allow some guests to use their Apple Watch to learn when their room is ready, get the room number and unlock the door at certain hotels.
- Other travel-related companies and services already offering Apple Watch-friendly apps include Uber, TripAdvisor, Expedia, HotelTonight, TripCase, Priceline and Helsinki Airport. A long list of watch-friendly apps that offer travelers easy access to translation, currency exchange rates and transit times are quickly becoming available.
Have you bought an Apple Watch or plan to purchase one?