Only 50 years ago travelling was not so popular and convenient. Transportation means then were slower, luggage was heavy and most people contented themselves with holidays at home or in a cottage. Scientists worked hard and made travelling all over the world much easier. Recently, a research was conducted about the importance of innovations for tourists in recent years. The results of this small inquiry were rather interesting. Today we present you the list of the most important inventions that changed the world of tourism.
10. Online Maps
With the help of online maps the traveler can not only understand where he is, but also learn about the shortest and the fastest way from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to the restaurant or to the museum. Photomaps are the handiest items, as they let you see with your own eyes what is there on the other side of the planet.
9. Digital Camera
Not so long ago we used to take dozens of photos of the most wonderful places of the world during vacations. Later it turned out that half of these photos were not focused on well, and the rest were simply ruined by light. Unfortunately, the deplorable result could be seen only after developing the film. Nowadays it is possible to take thousands of pictures with the help of a digital camera, to immediately estimate their quality and get rid of photos of bad quality, saving nerves, time and money.
8. Online Check-in
Not all air companies use this innovation. However, if they want to survive in the competition they have to use online check-in. It is so convenient: no waste of time in a queue or in a crowd of other anxious and impatient travelers. You just choose lounge by your own computer and then print the boarding pass.
7. GPS navigation
It is an absolutely important item for cars. It lets you freely orientate in the mountains, where you have never been before. All you need is to bring in the exact address of the place you want to drive to. The navigator will do the rest of the action itself. It will choose the most convenient way, taking into consideration one-way streets, traffic jams and other unexpectedness. It can immediately offer other bypass, if necessary. It warns about a turn and speed exceeding.
In any point of the civilized world, any time of a day you may get access to your bank account and take out cash in local currency whether there are dollars, Euros or pounds in the bank. It means that you don’t need to look for an exchange station waiting for the bank to open and then explain to the lady behind the window how much money you want to change.
5. Mobile phones
You don’t have to look for a telephone in a foreign city, change coins and keep them in pocket for making calls. If you want to inform about any trouble, all you need is to take out the mobile phone out of your pocket and call emergency service. Frankly speaking, it also has its disadvantages. For example, your mom can always be aware of your affairs and health. But, nevertheless, advantages predominate.
4. Internet Access
Nowadays internet access is available from the hotel room, from the internet-café, practically from any city of the civilized world. So you can constantly be in contact with your relatives and friends, inform them about your travelling and show photos even being on the opposite side of the globe. You can also change your route, buy air tickets and reserve a hotel room in several minutes.
3. Trip- Advisor
Trip- Advisor will help those who don’t know where to go and at what hotel to stay. In this way you can learn about other people’s opinion about interesting places and events happening over the world and make your own choice. Say NO to dirty sea-coasts, rotten hotels with measurable service and awful restaurants! Nowhere else, but in Trip-Advisor you can find information about the most unpopular corners of the planet.
2. Online Travel reservation
This is a real revolution in tourism. You yourself can make the schedule of the travelling, reserve all flights and hotels and then change plans as often as you like. Travelers do not depend on the tourism agency any more. Staying in your own bedroom you can not only solve the problem of where to live, but also buy museum, exhibition, theatre and concert tickets beforehand.
1. Bags with wheels
Very unexpectedly these simple and usual wheels for bags and suitcases appeared to be the winner of this inquiry leaving behind the high-tech innovations. The truth is most travelers think that exactly this simple invention has made travelling more pleasant and convenient.