How Smart Luggage Will Change Travel

Posted on Jan 6 2015 - 9:05am by Alexandra Ashton

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Traveling can be a stressful experience by itself; you don’t need some extra stress in the form of lost luggage. This is especially terrible if it happens during your first trip, but even the most experienced travellers have nightmares about losing their luggage. Have you ever lost your luggage? If you have, then you already know how frustrating this can be and with how many bureaucracy you need to deal in order to locate it. Most of the time, lost luggage is returned to the rightful owner, in 85% of cases lost bags are returned within 48 hours. But there are times when they are never found again and after 21 days UK airlines will declare your missing luggage to be irretrievably lost.

These are the times you will remember because you have lost your important things like official documents or important personal things. The average value of suitcase contents for one person for one week is £1,500. But the truth is that most people don’t even care about material side. You can always buy new stuff but you can never replace things that have personal value.

Did you know that in 2012 over 22,600,000 pieces of luggage were delayed, stolen or lost? Luckily, things will change in the future. Smart luggage has started to take over the world of traveling. By using this amazing technology you would be able to track your luggage by GPS in real time. This way you will know where your luggage is as soon as you land and you won’t need to waste your time worrying. Even if someone steals your luggage, you will be able to find the perpetrator before he escapes. Currently, there are some great examples of luggage tracking on the market. Check out this interesting infographic to find out more about the smart luggage.

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Alexandra Ashton

Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.