Have you been travelling lately?? Air , land or sea??? Have you noticed how life as a traveller has changed? You most likely reserved researched and planned your trip on line for a start ? Most companies have there own Apps now where you can get all the details all the way to mobile boarding pass to mobile hotel door keys , you do your own baggage checking , book your hotel or stay , basically from your smart mobile phone you control you whole trip , from tickets to boarding passes to hotel bookings etc... And some airlines offer in economy free wifi over 10000 feet , long gone the days of seating in a travel agent listening to where you have to go and how much it will cost with his price dictating your travel plans and a suitcase full of printed travel documents.
Even the most basic hostel in Europe offers free wifi and electronic key cards ...backpackers love the free wifi for there travel search , I was recently in Oslo Norway arriving my ship from Copenhagen only to get a message on my mobile phone with a link for me to prechecking and get a mobile room key , it took me 3 minutes , faster than standing at a front desk ...
On line prices are even more competitive than over the counter or sales offices , you get now your mobile boarding pass , which is used to check in you luggage , meaning you scan your boarding pass and get your own luggage tag , place your luggage on conveyor belt and off it goes , no ground crew needed and long lines at checking counter ...
I hope this motivates people to travel more ,it's so much easier these days for old or young Travellers , but you need to stay up to date with technologies ...
It's a important part of me and my relation to explore the world and discover it's secrets ... We are not all rich and need to plan a budget for our travel so it's a great era to live in ....
By: Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com