Ever had to travel impromptu and not sure what to do? Or how to quickly get it planned out. This had happened to a lot of people. But with technology this is now quite easy to pull off. With the internet you can plan on the go and have everything from getting to the airport to lodging in any hotel of your choice down. The best part is even though it’s a last minute hustle, it still gives you quick opportunity to do price comparison and take advantage of the numerous deals available online. With your smartphone, tablet or Laptop/PC, technology can help you work out your travelling better.
It is a common practice now to Google everything. It is a faster way of getting abundant relevant information. When I have to go somewhere I have not been to before, I simply input the address into the search engine and find out as much as possible about the place. The Google map is a very useful tool here. After searching and seeing news stories or blog posts on the location, switch to the map tab to find out even more specifics. This way, you can figure out navigation, landmarks or points of interests around the place, hotels and restaurants. All these information will be useful for you to plan ahead. If you will be driving, the Google maps app can be your guide down to your location.
Booking and Price Comparison
Now that you know enough about the location and how to navigate when you get there, you would want to attend to flight and where to stay when you get there. The internet still has you covered in all of these. In your search on the location, it is possible you would have come across one or two information on this. Nevertheless, you can do another search entirely to focus on either booking a flight or hotel.
A faster and easier method is to go for specific websites that cater for online booking. With most people, the choice of where to stay needs careful attention. You want to be sure the hotel has the right amenities you will need especially when it is a business travel. Online hotel booking portals take all the details into consideration through the filtering system. If you are traveling to Abuja on a budget for instance, just uses the filter to narrow your search down to cheap hotels in Abuja. So whether on a budget or not you can get any satisfactory hotel of choice and the portals usually have deals too.
You can also use online services too to book taxi that will get you around the city.
The world is more socially connected than ever. With social media, there is access to so much information. You can connect with the services you will be using, make enquiries and even get discounts. Likewise, you can find out the happening places in the city, hangout with your social media friends. And with social apps, your family and friends are always with you through BBM, Whatsapp, Instagram and the likes.
Social media also helps with reviews which you are sure are authentic.
Technology keeps helping us do things better and faster. This article points out a few ways you can travel better with the help of tech. Have you travelled and used tech in one way or the other? Do let us know your experience.