The online travel trends
People nowadays according to Guardian co already said goodbye to high-street travel agents, newspaper classifieds and hours spent staring at endless Teletext pages, and it is now into the hi-technology. It’s been over 10 years now since the Internet comes to humankind. As the web began taking hold of the public’s imagination, the burst of sites and services began shifting the way we thought about travelling, making the idea of grabbing a bag and jetting off cheaper and easier than ever.
The online travel industry is one of the most successful when it comes to business. The boom itself may have ended ignominiously, with many of the individual names crashing spectacularly, but our approach to travel itself remained irrevocably altered. Britain’s travel revolution circled around a pair of innovations that had the web at their heart. Primary was the aptitude to search for what you sought after.
In the mid to late 1990s, a number of sites decided to cut through the jumble, underpinned by huge amounts of information going through computerised reservation systems such as Amadeus and Worldspan. Joining up those dots may seem obvious in retrospect, but it was a revelation at the time.
American operator Southwest in the 1970s and then closer to home by Ryanair in the early 1990s.