With its ability to enhance the real world with overlaid digital components, augmented reality (AR) is fast becoming the tourism industry’s favourite tool. While AR was invaluable in helping companies that rely on tourism keep their customers engaged during worldwide lockdowns, the innovative technology was already gaining traction even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Augmented
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AR is set to disrupt the travel industry through the introduction of many useful applications that make travel an easier process. Airlines have benefited greatly from it and other areas of the industry are following their lead. The travel industry is set to develop more functional uses for AR in the near future.