Years ago when internet is not as fast as today and its infrastructure has not been as many as today, we have only some travel preferences in our mind. Surely that there have been many of travelers years ago that were traveling abroad to a different countries. Yet, the options won’t be as much as today.
You can barely count how many destinations in the world. Even in just a city, the destinations are vary and you should have the priority because if you want to experience all of them, it will take more times to the end.
We should admit that internet has been contributing to changing our travel preferences in choosing the destination, things to do, with whom do we need to travel, what to buy on vacation as souvenirs to bring home and many more.
Ways internet changing your travel preferences
Where would you spend the holiday this weekend? You may will hurry in get your phone and connected to the net while typing about the destinations to visit in a city or region you are possible to reach.
You are searching information through internet and you will get ton of them for free. There is 99,99% that many of us will not use the travel agent as before to offering us about the destinations. It is as simple as taping your phone and you will choose wherever you go.
Moreover, travel agents today are used just to make sure that your itineraries are as what you have planned or if you have no ideas what to do in destinations. Or just simply by the flight and train ticket since many of the travel agents are also serving that even though you can also actually doing it online through your phone.
See? Everything you can do right now since the first time you are planning your vacation is depending on your phone. There where the information you can get.
You are using Google or login to your Instagram account and see what’s the travel trending around your area this week. That will be your next destination can be. Many have said that book is the window of the world. Nope! Show them how powerful the internet is. We can see the images, videos and even the live streaming of the destinations if we want. You can even choose to be displayed in 2D or even in 3D format to make your search be more interesting.
Another way you have changed by the internet in your traveling preferences is by using the hashtag or the social media as the whole to see where should you be next weekend. The more popular the hashtag about the destination, there will be higher chance that you will be there as soon as possible. So you can be at where everybody is going.
No wonder there is a term called as FoMO (Fear of Missing Out) where people around the world are keep on updating their social media accounts almost all the times especially related to the traveling world
They are even updating the images when they were in bathroom by doing many things. And so far, I am confusing whether internet is changing our traveling preferences or reveal who the real we are.