News about rising ticket prices, travel cost, to the room rate, make travel plans are increasingly complex and increasingly costly. But with the advancement of information technology, access to cheap deals and recommendations may change all that.
With the advent of new innovations can make it easy for travelers to plan their trips. Starting from a cheap ticket, search for suitable accommodation budget, until a tourist destination can be visited alone, to save money during the traveling never seemed easier.
The next question, however, is the ease with which it can be cheaper to shut down a conventional tour operator business? Here are five ways to change the way easier and cheaper.
1. The growth of the concept of the Sharing Economy.
The concept of Sharing Economy or economic sharing is when people use personal assets or their time to earn extra money. This makes people can travel without depending on tourist hotels, taxi, tour package even the conventional ones, which tend to be more expensive. Call it like Airbnb sites for accommodation, food, and EatWitth to Vayable for package tours.
Although this site has been around since long, surprising is their growth so drastic. Airbnb for example, has a list of accommodation that is generally up to the private apartments, rooms of approximately 550,000 list in 2013 and in 2014 that number rose to one million. In 2014, it is seen how the great loss in how growth “Sharing Economy” is. Also the average of individual comfort level in the use of these sites. Of course, this trend will continue to increase with the passage of time.
2. The emergence of many new search applications.
Applications for mobile phones and tablet makes it easy for travelers to find the offer attractive to flight and hotel accommodation has increased since last year. This application also makes it easy for travelers to get the best price, even if forced to order them unexpectedly.
Name it as HotelsTonight to search for booking hotel even in second-last second. This site which appears in 2011 has now spread to four continents.
3. Low-cost carriers.
The emergence of budget airlines or by low-cost carriers Southwest in 1967 and became a phenomenon of the aviation business. Now, almost every State has a low-cost carrier respectively.
Even low-cost carriers now offer not only domestic routes, but also on regional routes to international routes. This allows travelers to travel around the world and costs cheaper. Call it like Norwegian water and WOW from Iceland, the two airlines will provide cheap flights with connections to Europe at the beginning of the year 2015. In comparison, Norwegian Air ticket offers 200 u.s. dollars (one time trip) from Oslo to Bangkok.
4. Easier way to add Points and Miles.
Airline and hotel loyalty programs keep trying to improve. In the midst of intense competition, they saw a loyal customer as an asset. They also offer a variety of conveniences for customers to collect points and miles, who in the end can be exchanged for free hotel rooms to a free flight.
You name it, for example, registering on major credit cards will get big bonus points. Or, just like airlines or hotels are on Facebook, then it can be extra points or miles.
5. The explosion of information.
This may be the most important thing is to change the way visiting someone, i.e. information that used to be not affordable now easy to obtain. Call it as destinations to small islands or lesser-known places, schedule of transport even in developing countries, or unnamed but quality Home stay. They can now be found more easily thanks to online access.