How the Internet Has Changed Travel – Episode 31 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I know in my heart that the internet has been an incredibly rapidly growing thing, but when I tell my six-year-old that when I was a kid, most people didn’t have computers and nobody at all had the internet – it wasn’t even something we could imagine – it still makes me feel really ancient.

But I’m sure it’s true that the internet era has been a really fast-moving one and the impact that the internet has had on travel has been particularly massive – we can now easily access information about every corner of the globe, we can get in touch with people who live there, make bookings, see pictures – it’s almost as if there are no surprises left, but at the same time, it makes travel so much easier.

So, nobody will argue with me: the internet has changed travel. And the three guests in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast will tell you their ideas of whether this has been good or bad.

Show notes: Episode 31 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

How the Internet Has Changed Travel

In Episode 31 I’m talking about the different ways, both good and bad, that the internet has changed travel – how we plan and book it, how we act when we’re travelling, even how much money we spend on it!

Jeff Ryan has a great perspective on this topic having spent 28 years gradually hiking the Appalachian Trail in the US. Over those three decades, he has seen the internet change many aspects of how he travels, and he has fully embraced them.

Lola Akinmade-Åkerström has, as always, something particularly thoughtful to say about how the internet has changed travel – and I agree that we need to use its power pretty mindfully to make the most of it.

Finally, Mark Wyld rejoices about how the internet has changed the way we book and plan travel – and how it can save us money, too.

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