Top Five Tech Essentials for the Modern Traveller

The future is now. Flying cars are on the way, airports are installing biometric scanners instead of passports and the first moon tourist is gearing up for space travel.

But for the modern traveller of 2019, jetting off can be a frustrating and exhausting ordeal, which is why we’ve picked our top five tech essentials to help you take off into the future on your next Luxury Escape.

1. Smart luggage

It’s time to roll into the future with a smart suitcase that will help you feel and look like James Bond.

We all rely on our phones, watches and even cars to have the latest smarts, so why not your suitcase? Forget that split-second of luggage-related anxiety as you prepare to slide into the airport with the futuristic, aviation-grade Samsara carry-on suitcase. Set to revolutionise your next airport layover, this suitcase features a laptop and mobile charging ports with a mobile app that alerts you if your suitcase has been opened without your knowledge.

2. Travel vacuum

We know what you’re thinking; why would you need to pack a vacuum for a Euro trip? The answer is probably don’t. What you do need is the ultimate travel packing gadget that removes the air from your clothes, reduces the size and flat packs them so you can enjoy plenty of room to squeeze in even more souvenirs.

Compact, intelligent and chic, the VAGO is the perfect addition for the savvy shopaholic and modern jet setters’ suitcase – ideal for packing your winter gear for a Swiss après ski escapade.

3. Wearable cameras

Forget the overbearing weight of a heavy pro-grade camera slung around your neck and hauling bulky camera gear through customs. With wearable cameras, you can get rid of the excess baggage and engage with the world around you without a hulking camera blocking your face.

Capture the action while looking sleek, cool and staying protected with the Spectacles V2 by Snapchat. Snapping more than just photos, these stylish shades record video and sync with your phone while keeping your peepers protected against the glaring sun’s UV-rays. With a waterproof design and prescription options available, it’s the perfect accessory for beachside days in Cairns or on the Amalfi Coast.

4. Wearable connectivity

Heading off the grid? Stay connected while you backpack through Europe, venture to the highest peaks of Austria and explore even the most remote places on Earth with wearable connectivity.

The size of a small candy bar, goTenna Mesh lets you text, send your location and access maps without roaming charges, Wi-Fi, cell or satellite. A high-tech buddy system, the devices come in pairs and allow you to connect with the other person if you get separated in London’s Covent Garden Market or Munich’s Christmas markets.

5. Smart money

Tap into the future of international spending with the Cash Passport™ by Mastercard®. Don’t carry wads of cash, but load up on to your card, and tap or withdraw from ATMs^ everywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Having your credit card rejected or running out of cash can ruin an otherwise great vacation. Luckily, with the Cash Passport, you don’t need to know the language to lock in exchange rates*.

With the Cash Passport app, the power is in your hands; travel fluently in 11 different currencies#, log in with just a touch, thanks to the fingerprint Touch ID and track your spend activity while reloading and transferring funds so you can stay up to date on transactions and spending.

Using the physical card, you can enjoy the freedom of ultra-fast contactless payments and, if you’re travelling in London, you can tap on and off the London tube with just your Cash Passport. Now that’s the future of modern travel!

Tap into the future of international spending with the Cash Passport and Cash Passport mobile app, letting you lock-in exchange rates*, track your spending, and tap and go internationally. The power is in your hands.

^ Fees and charges may apply. Consider the PDS. Some merchants and ATM operators may charge their own fees and set their own limits.
* Lock in your exchange rates means the exchange rate is locked in for the initial load only. The exchange rates for subsequent reloads will be set at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
# Before you make a decision to acquire the card, please check www.cashpassport.com.au for the latest currencies supported.
Mastercard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 47 145 452 044, AFSL 386 837) arranges for the issue of the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ (“Cash Passport”) and Cash Passport™ Platinum Mastercard® (“Cash Passport Platinum”) in conjunction with the issuer, Heritage Bank Limited (ABN 32 087 652 024, AFSL 240 984). You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement for the relevant Cash Passport facility available at www.cashpassport.com.au before deciding to acquire the product. Any advice does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider if it is appropriate for you. Mastercard® is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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