New technology has made a strong impact on the travel industry. We are seeing new travel startups that are created in the mode of social media sites. Travel has become more social, meaning that people want to be reassured by reading reviews and talking to others before making their own choices.
- A good example of this is the new and fast growing site Withlocals.com. This site allows you to connect with the real locals and be one of them for a while. Get in touch by their website of Facebook.
- Another new and popular travel site is Travellr. This Australia based site is set up like a question and answer site made especially for travelers. Travellr is international in scope and can be connected to Facebook and Twitter. It’s a convenient way to get fast answers to travel related questions.
These sites showcase how people are wanting more relevant feedback before booking trips and deciding on where to stay. Taking a trip is no longer about simply looking up fares and hotel rates. Now people can tap into the knowledge of other travelers all over the world. This is how social media and modern technology is changing the way we travel.
We are sure to see more innovative travel startups in the near future. It’s likely that many of these sites will be locally based, or at least specific to certain countries or regions. Others, however, will be global in scope. Either way, these type of sites enrich the travel experience for everyone.