Rough guide to Near Field Communications and eWallets in travel

This is a guest article by Minoo Patel, senior director for travel transportation and logistics projects at NIIT Technologies.
One of the latest trends driving the mobile travel technology industry is the advent of Near Field Communications (NFC).
In short, NFC is a combination of hardware – in the form of a microchip in a smartphone – and software that enables one’s phone or tablet to act as a kind of electronic wallet.