Technology has changed the face of travel completely. The average time spent on researching your destination of choice, especially as a young traveler, has been reduced dramatically with the advent of the internet.
When was the last time you saw someone walking around with a physical copy of The Lonely Planet Guide? Although ‘old school’ tourists still exist, they are few and far between these days.
The idea of someone having a bad time at a hotel they’ve booked themselves into is slowly on its way out. With hundreds of aggregate user-based review sites proliferating online, hospitality establishments around the world have had to step up their game.
Booking hotels isn’t the only area of travel that has changed, however. One of the best ways of understanding how technology changes how we travel is by looking at the overarching statistics involved.
Young travelers tend to do things differently these days, as the statistics below will show you. Everyone leaves their maps at home, choosing to visit their destinations armed with iPads and smartphones. As technology continues to advance at an alarmingly fast rate, who knows what the next few years will hold for global travel?