How Online Travel Booking Services Can Benefit Your Business

How Online Travel Booking Services Can Benefit Your Business

Travelling can be a massive expense for businesses, but the opportunities that can be found from attending business events make travelling a necessity. When planning a business trip, costs can easily add up without you realising when you are planning your flights, accommodation, and other requirements separately. More »

Home-based Travel Agency: Specifics to Seek When Starting One

Home-based Travel Agency: Specifics to Seek When Starting One

Travel is a constant. It doesnt matter if the economy is in the tank, or not. Citizens travel for a myriad of reasons, eg, to conduct business; to visit friends and relatives who may not be in the best health; to celebrate special occasions like births, graduations and marriages. As travel is an evergreen industry, starting a home-based travel agency is an excellent business opportunity. More »

Benefits of reading online books

Benefits of reading online books

Turning the pages of books no longer interest the kids, they now prefer to read them online by swapping their fingers either over an ipad or a tablet. Technology today enables everyone to make the optimum use of anything and one of them is book reading. Reading has become easier for the new generation kids with the change in the style of reading. More »

Online Travel Sales: The Right Way

Online Travel Sales: The Right Way

Online travel sales are probably going to account for almost half of the travel market by 2010. There is no doubt that one of the best, if not the best way to get travel deals is through websites that offer online travel deals. More »

Importance of Travel Books

Importance of Travel Books

With the world speeding down the information superhighway, the time for books, it seems, is over. With every bit of information that you can possibly ask for, available on the internet, non-fiction books have been worst hit. For example, when you are planning a trip abroad, you now rely on whatever information the web has to offer. More »

 

Travel Planning

Travel Planning

If you’re planning a trip overseas or just dreaming about it, your first stop for information might be online. The internet is a great resource where you can find the stories and experience of thousands of people who have gone there before – from amateur travel stories to professional travelers.

Magazines are another great source of travel information. Travel magazines are not just limited to a shelf at your local news stand anymore – they are also available online. Online travel magazines are a great resource as you can read access them easily, they are usually cheaper than the printed version and can be kept on your computer, saving space and not collecting dust.

Another valuable travel research tool is the humble travel blog. These are usually put together with a combination of the authors and other contributors’ travel experiences which are great to read. For example, The Indie Travel Podcast which is a combination of travel blog, online travel magazine, podcast and online forum, is put together by authors Craig and Linda Martin as well as a numerous other world travelers. Boots n All, The Intrepid traveler and a number of other travel blogs can be found on facebook as well as their unique sites.

Friends travel experiences will also be invaluable to you as they will most likely have similar interests and will know of places and things you will enjoy doing overseas. You probably have several friends who have traveled in the last few years who will be more than willing to discuss their experiences with you. They can tell you places they have enjoyed and places to avoid.

Guidebooks are still a valuable resource. Guidebooks such as lonely planet often contain maps and locations, ideas of prices and attractions to visit. They are useful whilst researching your trip but also when you are on the ground in the country you are visiting.

The Indie Travel Podcast is a travel blog, podcast and online travel magazine which also has guidebooks written by the sites authors.