Thursday, 21 June 2012

Budget Holidays – ‘Click’ and a new world opens out to you!!


Budget HolidaysI live in the 21st century where technology and science has given me all the comforts i require. Everything i need is just a click away.  I dont have to say ‘Khulja sim sim’ to make wonders happen. The mantra is ‘click’ now. In the morning, when I log on to the Internet, it opens out a whole world to me. I watch the morning news online, do my shopping via e-commerce, i order lunch via restaurants that take online orders, talk to my sister in London as if she was next door, i do everything that i want in a faster and more comfortable way. That’s how the magic of ‘click’ works.
Online Travelling
We all like to do a detailed research before we embark on something, don’t we? Why not? For example if i plan a holiday in Shimla, i want to know beforehand what all would interest me there. I would like to read on experiences that people who visited the place had. I want to know the best places to visit while in Shimla, the best climate or the best months to visit the place, the best route to reach the destination and details of comfortable and safe stay while i am there. Earlier you would naturally go to a travel agent and would gulp what all info he gave you right? But now when i have the most powerful tool in my hand, the Internet- why would i leave my decision onto a single person? I will browse through all the info available on net and then make a wise decision. I am sure you want to do the same way. So essentially, ‘click’ has changed the way we live and think.
Online BookingAccording to sources, India is the fourth largest Internet using county in the world. Google, Google India and Facebook account for the most visited sites. According to the same study, a traveller plans his holiday three months prior to the date. He researches well about the destination and books tickets and accommodation online. This saves the commission given to the travel agent and also the traveller gains the independence to take his own decisions. The study also reveals that one out of every four Indians who travel after researching on the internet, does a detailed study and analyzes the pros and cons before he chooses the place.
Online BookingAnother study by comScore highlighted that 18.5 million online users aged 15 or older, visited a travel site from a home or work location in April 2011, an increase of 32% compared to April 2010.
Indian Railways led as the most-visited travel destination with 8.4 million visitors, an increase of 8% from the previous year. Online Travel Agent sites (OTAs) secured the remainder of the four top spots in the category.
Online booking helps you save time and money. There are more and more lucrative offers available on the internet than ever before. It is highly reliable and more and more people today are opting for it. In short, having an online account is the easiest way to travel. Today, travel is not just about seeing different places but also about comfortable ‘feel at home’ stay. I am sure we all feel more comfy and secure staying in homestays and cottages rather than typical hotels. The Other Home has emerged as a master architect for vacation rentals and homestays in India, attracting more and more people to enjoy the luxurious yet affordable comforts offered.
The Other HomeThere are numbers of travel portals for Budget Holidays making travel one of the easiest and enjoyable chores. They help you choose from a wide variety of destinations and the money you spent on the travel agent can also be saved!.Travel aids like The Other Home, enable you to plan your vacation with your family and friends at country homes, resorts, bungalows, homestays and all places you want to go! You could ideally preview the holiday destinations and your accommodation facilities on these sites So essentially you get to choose your kind of holiday, in your kind of place and also at your kind of time.
So, if you have finished reading this article, why don’t you go to travel portal right now and spice up your holiday? Wishing you the best of travel time and enjoyment!

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