We all travel for some reason or the other, but having a sense of direction is a different story altogether. We all speak only a few languages and have a common tendency to forget intrinsic things required while traveling. Fortunately, we have an internet connection to explore ample of things about the place we are visiting or when we are actually traveling; our smart phones are mostly by our side, ready with handy apps. Our phones also help us with reminders, like pop ups telling us when to pack the toothbrush and charger. To sum it up, we live in a world which is perpetually getting smaller as well as easier with technical advancement.
Millions of travelers across the globe are now making the effective use of technical conveniences from the point of planning to execute the idea of a trip. Life has taken a shift from ‘I want this soon’ to ‘I want this now’. Let us find out how this new technical era has brought a change in the way we travel today.
We can understand the subject in a wiser way with the help of an example. Assume that you go to a library in search of a book on the next destination in your bucket list. There, you find umpteen of books on the place and you pick a good one. As soon as you start turning the pages, you realize that most of the information in the book is available on the internet. Would you buy the book? I suppose, no. Similarly, we have adopted internet as the major channel of information and the best part of it is that it is easily accessible.
To our advantage, gone are the days when planning a trip was a separate task altogether, and that too a herculean one. Then the story used to be somewhat like this: To know about the place buy a book or ask a friend etc., then check for the trains, then check for the availability of seats, then go to the railway station to buy the tickets, then call hotels there to book accommodation as well. Finally when there, find a guide and a map for collecting information. However, presently, we just have to browse the internet and information comes handy, from exploring details about the destination to booking tickets and accommodation online. With internet in place, the entire process becomes of about an hour or two. Beside this, we can also find authentic reviews online that speaks a lot on the destination and staying options, which of course takes down the possibility of disappointment of any kind. Also, we get to use the promotional offers on online booking of travel, accommodation, airport parking, insurance and much more, to make your travel less expensive. If you are running a business you can manage it while travelling by taking advices from any expert like kubernetes consulting services.
Again, let’s rewind 10 years from now. You happen to take a few incorrect turns and you are lost! However, there used to be a bright side to it that you’ve discovered an unknown temple in the streets you are lost in. Forward to today, with a smart phone coupled with an internet/wifi connection, you will never find yourself lost. Of course, Google maps are being referred here.
Needless to mention now, information has become extremely accessible with all the technology in travel. It is literally at the finger tips and has created an effectual impact on the way we travel. For instance, you have taken up a job assignment to teach English in Germany for a year and you have got all the preparation done flawlessly, but the only point to ponder is how to deal with the communication gap with Germans. Now, if you think it’s a serious problem, no, it's NOT, if you have an access to Internet. You would definitely end up saying- Long Live Google, because you didn’t have to fiddle into a library, go through five books to find some information. You simply have to touch a screen and your results are right there.
Henceforth, the only strong conclusion here is that technology makes travel easy and any piece of information is just a touch or a mouse-click away. With a huge number of travel partners and their efficient services clubbed with technical advancements, lot of people have started traveling who otherwise would never have due to the complexities involved in planning the trip.
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