Travel anxiety still holding us back from global experiences despite technology

Travel anxiety still holding us back from global experiences despite technology

Technology has made it easier for travellers to see the world, with flight and accommodation bookings just a click away. But has it actually broadened horizons for globetrotters?

New research by Booking.com reveals that a significant two thirds (67%) of travellers today don’t really believe they are making the most of their opportunities because of lingering travel anxieties.   …

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Six Google Maps travel hacks to make this your best summer yet

 

If you’ve been dreaming of pool floats, warm sandy beaches and balmy days, you’re in luck—the long-awaited summer months are finally here. And for many of us, summer means one thing—a chance to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation. For vacation inspiration, we’ve used historical Google Maps data to identify examples of the top mobile searches for places to visit in the U.S. this season. Read on for tips to make sure your trip is smooth sailing from start to finish. …

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21 Ways to Get Luxury Travel for Less

Penthouse suites and first-class seats to Europe may be extravagant, but there are a slew of ways to snag five-star hotels, roomy airline seats and private tours for a lot less than you’d expect.

We rounded up ways to wrangle upgrades and price breaks on luxury experiences.

Bonus: We also found places to go and ways to get there using these strategies. Take a look.

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How To Voluntarily Get Bumps/Travel Vouchers When Flying

Did you know that over 340,000 passengers were voluntarily bumped from flights last year? This means they voluntarily gave up their seat on a confirmed flight, in exchange for a ticket on a later flight and some kind of compensation from the airline – typically, several hundred dollars in the form of a voucher for future travel.

Read @ Forbes