This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports.
When it comes to packing for vacation, which items are on your can’t-leave-home-without list? Would it surprise you to learn that Americans ranked smartphones as the most important travel item after passports?
According to a Hotels.com global survey, U.S. travelers ranked smartphones above sunscreen, swimwear, sunglasses, and even deodorant!
Today’s travelers are more dependent than ever on their mobile devices, which serve as an all-in-one concierge, guide and companion on trips. In related news, a separate Hotels.com survey revealed that free Wi-Fi continues to be the number one hotel amenity for both leisure and business travelers.
At Boingo, we anticipate the demand for public Wi-Fi in airports to continue to grow based on these trends. That’s why we’re constantly evaluating and innovating Boingo’s service offerings to meet the needs of today’s tech-savvy, device-dependent travelers.