Travel Tech Blog

Resolving Issues With Captive Portals While Traveling

If you a regular traveler to hotels there are often two guarantees when it comes to the WiFi. The first, is that hotel WiFi is notorious unreliable, even if that is generally improving. The second is that at most hotels you’ll be presented with a captive portal. What are captive portals? It’s that little popup…
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March 4, 2021 0

Personal Hotspot vs Cellular Hotspot

You wouldn’t be alone if you wondered what the practical difference is between your phone’s personal hotspot and a cellular hotspot device. In fact, its is a question we get asked all of the time. Personal and cellular hotspots both create a personal and private WiFi network using cellular data for internet access. This private…
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February 8, 2021 0

Travel Router vs. Cellular Hotspot

Whether you are considering your first travel WiFi device, are looking to upgrade to something more reliable or simply trying to figure out the best approach for your situation, the terminology around it can be confusing. You certainly wouldn’t be alone in seeking clarity. With no “official” body aligning the terms between different manufacturers, vendors…
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February 4, 2021 0

Connecting Apple Home Pod To Hotel WiFi

If you are like many of us, you’ve gone all in the Apple ecosystem. As part of the Apple ecosystem they offer an entire line of home entertainment products, including the Apple TV, HomeKit and Homepod. But what if you want to take these smart home comforts with you when you travel? Unfortunately, Home Pod…
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January 20, 2021 0

Half Of America Wants Satellite Internet

Today, less than 5% of all internet is delivered by satellite. Saddled by high prices, complicated and highly technical equipment coupled with slow speeds with latency (delay); satellite internet is considered a last resort. Starlink has been working to change that. And based on a recent survey by and reported by PC Mag, not…
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January 18, 2021 0

Internet TVs at Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG

An experiment that started a few years ago when major chains began rolling out Internet TVs has exploded into a full blown trend. Every major hotel chain at this point has begun rolling out internet (smart) TVs to their hotel rooms. We expect consumer demand for hotel rooms with internet TVs to grow as the…
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January 15, 2021 0

Three Technologies That Will Revolutionize Travel WiFi In 2021 And Beyond

A fundamental change is coming to travel, specifically how we stay connected on the go. COVID is having it’s impact on where we go, how we get there, where we stay and even what we do. That change, combined with the a revolutionary change in technology means travel WiFi will never be the same. In…
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January 7, 2021 0

Travel Trends For 2021

Recently Skyscanner did a study looking at how travel is likely to change in 2021 based on COVID-19 and economic trends. These 4 key trends seem to align very well with what we are seeing in the industry. Shorter Timeframes In 2021 expect the trend of booking trips much more closer to the travel dates…
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December 14, 2020 0

Travel Router Q&A: September 2020

Every month we post the highlights on our subreddit dedicated to all things Travel Router, Travel WiFi or WiFi Hotspot related. There, you can ask any questions about these topics. We summarize these for our monthly Q&A blog posts. If you are on reddit feel free to join in the conversation at /r/TravelRouter. You can…
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November 2, 2020 0

New Google Chromecast For Travel

Google recently announced its newest Google Chromecast, officially the ‘Chromecast with Google TV’. The new device is a significant departure from the previous Chromecast devices. It’s moves away from the app only mobile centric approach of the previous version of the device. The new Google Chromecast adds ‘Google TV’. This is Google’s recently rebranded effort…
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October 8, 2020 0