Invasion of technology has brought about a lot of changes, and an increase in the number of destinations has to be right up there. Earlier, people travelled to the same, beaten to death destinations again and again. Those far flung unexplored destinations remained elusive. The reasons were proximity, development and lack of information. With numerous travellers coming out with comprehensive details of both hackneyed and off beat destinations on their websites, it has helped every other traveller explore all those dream destinations. Not to forget are wikipedia and a host of travel websites like wego travel which gives the travel enthusiast all the required information making travel easier in today's world. Information about that distant secluded lake, that lone village over the ridges of a hill, that nomadic tribe in the desert or that unexplored forest patch are splashed across with a click. Flight bookings, train tickets or bus tickets are no more a tough task and is only a few minutes job with numerous web portals running exciting offers. Comparing hotels and reviewing them online has helped in selection of your comfortable stay. Besides helping people travel, companies like airasia promote travel and tourism with tempting offers for tourists. Internet has definitely helped the traveller to stay updated even when he/ she is on the move. Even though backpacking has always been an attractive mode of travelling, flashpacking is sure to catch up in the coming years.
It isn't just technology that has helped and brought out the enthusiastic traveller in every other person. There are numerous travel companies who chart out tours, expeditions, motorcycle journeys, treks, family vacations and much more. All those journeys which otherwise seemed almost impossible without a proper guide or a back up vehicle or tenting equipment now seem all the more probable. There is a plethora of stay options too for the travellers. In addition to hotels there are home stays backpacker hostels, shacks and youth hostels to help make your stay a comfortable one. Couch surfing has gone a step ahead to make the backpackers happy. Inviting travellers to stay at your place is slowly catching up worldwide.
All these developments and invasion into travel has created an industry helping both the travellers and the people who help others travel. It has also turned holidaying couples into serious travellers, weekend travellers into longtime backpackers and many travel enthusiasts into nomads and vagabonds. Travel definitely has become easier and travelling has turned into serious business.
In which ways has travel become easier for you? Please share your thoughts.