It’s a strange feeling. After being used to Echo or an Ubi for a long period of time at home, it starts to being second nature to make requests out loud for basic information.
This becomes apparent during travel. I find myself missing voice interaction. I have to stop myself from asking for the time or weather when packing my bags or getting ready for the day.
I realize then that without voice interaction, I actually become more distracted as I need to stop what I’m doing to check the time, weather, or other information. And no music! Oh, the humanity.
While this may seem petty, the convenience in voice is apparent when it’s gone. There is a definitely an opportunity for the hospitality industry to get fill this gap with voice interactive device in guest suites.