1. Using big data to plan the perfect trip There are currently zetabytes (trillions times billions of bytes) of travel information that are available to travel consumers and suppliers on the Internet. This data, when properly manipulated and shared, can help travelers, travel agents, and travel companies create what industry insiders, including Concur CEO Steve Singh, are calling "the perfect trip". As travelers are presented with more information and learn of enhanced travel options, a collaborative framework comprised of in-house and third-party providers will help each traveler strategically plan and realize their perfect trip. 2. Travel apps galore You've probably heard about mobile travel apps before. In fact, you might have even heard yours truly rattle off details about apps such as Checkmate for Foursquare and TripCase by Sabre. New travel apps that make the research and reservation processes faster and more seamless than ever are being introduced every day. From checking into your flight from your iPad to reserving a last minute hotel room from a taxi, travel apps are created with an "on the go" mentality to meet the demands of the road warrior. If you haven't already jumped aboard the app express, I'd suggest doing so soon. 3. Responsive design Travel-company websites and apps are also going to become much less frustrating to use. If building a website and engineering a mobile app are the first steps involved in pushing a travel business into the public eye, then responsive design is the follow-up to those initial actions. Responsive design is concerned with how a website or mobile application actually functions. As the travel industry gets more tech savvy, responsive design will be a phrase in everyone's ears and on everyone's lips. The question will no longer be, "Is there an app for that?" It will be, "How well does that app work?" Get the full story at Inc.com