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Travel technology can be defined as the interaction between technical devices, such as computers, and individuals who use their technical skills and knowledge to obtain information about traveling. Such information can help individuals organize their physical movement between locations, arrange accommodation for their journey, and plan entertainment activities in the desired destination. In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, a series of significant technological innovations facilitated the travel of increasing numbers of people. Technological progress steadily accelerated the traffic on land, by sea, and in the air.

The inventions of new transportation technologies, such as the steam engine and the jet plane, are often considered landmarks in the evolution and democratization of transportation systems. However, the far-reaching transformation of travel that has taken place ...

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