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Technology and Travel

Technology and Travel
Technology and Travel

Society come such a long way from the era of high street travel agents and agencies. The Internet lets allows travellers to take control of all plans themselves, and offers better access to more information. You can easily find out the best and most affordable hotels in Berlin without leaving your desk, or get access to one of hundreds of “Top Ten Sights To See” lists that litter the Net. This surplus of information can be a little overwhelming and knowing how and where to look for the best and most reliable information can be a huge plus.

Book it!

Booking accommodation online ahead of time saves a huge amount of worry and hassle. Arriving in a new city for the first time can be a bit of a shock, but knowing there is a bed waiting for you can be very comforting, especially if you’re dealing with jetlag. If you’re looking to book in advance there are tons of great options: try Wimdu if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track. They offer apartment rentals so they are a great option if you are planning a longer stay. If your trip is a little more spontaneous HotelTonight is perfect: they offer great deals on hotel rooms for day-of bookings. Get 4-star quality hotels at half or less of the original price for last minute arrangements.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Finding the easiest and best route to and from your travel destinations can make a world of difference. A direct flight or one with a short layover leaves you feeling a lot less stressed than making that panicked trip from Newark to Laguardia on your way overseas. Use GoEuro for travel within Europe, a travel search engine that will help you figure out the best travel options between European destinations. Looking for a quick cheap flight between London and Rome? Perfect. Trying to plan a road trip through the English countryside? All over it. They find flights, trains, buses and rental cars and you can sort them by speed or price.

Places to Go, Things to See

Travel blogs will propose a hundred different itineraries for every unique tourist: the shopaholic, the museum lover, the art history connoisseur and the foodie. While these can be very useful, people often want to experience more than just one aspect of the city they are visiting. Here is where Triptomatic steps in. They have a program which allows you to combine all the best of these itineraries to create one that suits you perfectly. Trying to figure out what to see, where to eat and what to buy can be overwhelming. This way you can curate a personalized itinerary that caters to your shopping, museum, art and food loving self without all those superfluous extras.