A digital holiday

digital holidayWith the Christmas season almost upon us and our thoughts moving towards a holiday, it seemed an opportune time for David Dowsett of Radio ABC Brisbane and I to chat about searching and booking your holidays online.

Our fist port of calls were around finding accommodation, there’s always the traditional and well used websites with brand name hotels and offerings, but there are also the opportunities to find local hosts and stay with them, sites such as AIRBnB, where the accommodation is in someone’s home or apartment.

On line sites likes Flightfox and Seat Guru complement the traditional online booking engines with the first offering competitive flight quotes sources through its competition style site, where travel professionals and enthusiasts vie to find you the best flights and prices and the latter seat guru helping you to find the best seat on the flight, once you’ve booked it.

Whilst you’re on the local kick why not use a site like Cookening or Eat With to taste the local cuisine in a locals home, or find a local on Viator  to take you on a special interest or general tour of their home town.

Lots of other great tips on how to stay in touch inexpensively and how to manage your thousands of photos on the road in this weeks segment so have a listen now and then share your best travel tips with me.


 

Eye on the Future - Nov 18, 2013 | All, Radio Interview, Social, tourism
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