A post from Travel Revolutions on Life catching
More and more technology now allows individuals to digitally capture and collect their memories and experiences to share with friends, families and strangers. Trendwatching.com has coined this trend Life Catching.
The days of the old vacation slide show are being replaced by real time 1:1 communications. Travelers are recording and sharing their vacation experiences on the fly with blog journals. Digital cameras and e-mail make it easier to share vacation memories with friends and family around the world with the click of a mouse. The new moblogging craze - when people take photos on their cell phone cameras and post them on-line - makes this communication instant.
The Life Catching trend bodes well for the travel and hospitality industry- we may sell hotel rooms, airline tickets or attractions- but our customers are buying experiences and memories. There is also a great opportunity for travel businesses to provide the tools to enable this new communication craze.