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6 Interesting Ways Technology Has Transformed Travel

by / Saturday, 19 August 2017 / Published in Tech, Travel
In the past, travelling individually, with friends or family members is
usually a logistical mess. It comes with a lot of challenges that
discourage quite a number of people from travelling. Fast-forward to today
and with the intensity technology has been embraced in the travel industry,
Nigerians can now travel with little or no logistical nightmare. Hence,
there is no doubt that technology has definitely changed the face of
travel. We share take a look at how technology has changed travel over the
years.

*Deciding you destination*
Before the arrival of the internet, travelers have to go through holiday
brochures at a travel agent’s office, buy guidebooks or taking a friend’s
recommendation when it came to deciding where to go. Today, it very easy to
decide as you can simply visit a well know travel blog, social media
handle, or even your friend’s Facebook posts to choose where to go.

*Booking a hotel*
Then you have to saunter around to search for a hotel to lodge. This is
very stressful and time-consuming. This is past tense as you can now book a
hotel from the comfort of your room. Even if you find yourself stranded in
the middle of the night,to book a room in any of your favourite hotels. If
you are in this kind of situation then, you are simply on your own.

*Staying in touch*
While travelling, you can send postcards, write letters and occasionally
make a long-distance phone call from the hotel reception, or a local phone
booth. Thus, staying in touch certainly wasn’t easy and most people at home
don’t expect to hear from you unless it is an emergency. With your internet
savvy phone, you can have real-time conversations with family members,
girlfriend, friends, and wife via messaging platforms. Hence, no one needs
to worry much about you when you travel.

*Recording travel memories*
You need the services of a camera man to take photos and videos of your
wanderlust. As such, there is a limit to which you can take pictures and
videos. But with your phone camera, you can take as many photos and videos
as you so desire. You just keep clicking. You can share the pictures on
social media and upload to your cloud. It will be there forever and you can
access it anytime you like. Travel memories made easy!

*Learning local languages*
There are so many places you cannot visit because you do not understand
their language. You have to look for an interpreter or a local. Today, all
you need is a smartphone and you install Google Translate or iTranslate.
With these apps, you can learn the basics of any language and it will help
you communicate with the locals with ease.

*You will spend less*
The result of all of the above is that you don’t need to break the bank to
travel unlike in the past. Armed with the right technology tools, you will
definitely travel cheaply.

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