As technology is taking over practically everything it touches perhaps it’s time to get back to basics, human contact and interaction. This NY Times article touches on the both sides of the issue.
Some hotels have begun to expand the definition of concierge to mean more than just a knowledgeable employee. It now can also mean smart digital devices. Software companies are creating programs that offer information like restaurant tips, flight arrivals and departures and driving directions via these devices to guests at midtier hotels that do not provide traditional concierge services.
Even more upscale brands that employ human concierges are joining in, by offering location-specific information, accessible via the Internet, iPhone apps and even live chats. And all Hyatt hotels let guests send requests, via Twitter, to customer service agents who are on call 24 hours a day…read more
In a today’s high tech world information can be searched online and arrive at your finger tips in merely seconds thanks to laptops, Ipads, Blackberries, etc. but will this technology ever truly take the place of human interaction?
No matter what your search results find, there are many professions that can never be replaced by any amount of information found on the internet, Facebook or tweets. Google any illness and you will find hundreds of results and possible remedies but a world of information will never take the of your doctor’s advice. While there is enough information available to educate yourself on practically any subject it would never take the place of caring teachers and knowledgeable professors who have life experiences to share as well.
Why would you feel any differently when it comes to planning a vacation? While there is a wealth of information online and sure you can point and click on most websites, plan and pay for your entire vacation without ever leaving the privacy of your computer the old saying goes “buyer beware”.
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