Developments in technology has meant that people can now browse the internet at leisure, book a flight, check flight departure/arrival times, book accommodation, search events, look at reviews and even actually plan and put together their own tailor-made package. The possibilities are endless. No longer do people need to visit a high street travel agent, they can do it themselves. Technological developments play an important part in a tourist’s decision-making process.
- Online accommodation booking
- Pre-book visits/tours
- Websites for specific events
- Real-time transport schedules
Such technological advancement has influenced tourists’ decision-making as they can now browse at leisure, compare destinations and even put together their own tailor-made package from their handheld phone, laptop, tablet or PC.