Although that’s higher than the global average of 42 percent, its percentage of so-called “connected travelers” lags seven other countries, including Thailand, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, and Italy. “Through travel apps, Connected Travelers are also finding their way around, looking for places to eat or things to do and reading reviews to make the best choice,” said Adam Medros, a TripAdvisor executive, in a news release. The number of people who actually make bookings on their phone remains small, with most using it to plan other elements of their trip, the company’s data showed. Only 8 percent of people use mobile apps to make bookings, which is double the 4 percent figure recorded last year. And about 1 percent of travellers say they “usually” book on their phones. Get the full story at the Boston Globe