How has Tech Changed Travel?

How has Tech Changed Travel?

You don’t have to wait for buses any more – you could just open Google Maps, see when the next bus is arriving and plan your journey accordingly. And you don’t have to go to the counter to book your train or flight tickets. You could be just about anywhere – all you need is your smartphone and a working internet connection to do it all for you.

These are just a few examples of how technology has changed you and we all know you DutchReview readers are aid travellers (just like the Dutch!). So we will take a look at a whole lot more examples of them below.

Technology and Travel – How Has it Changed You?

In the 21st century, not a single arena of the human life has remained untouched by the marvels of technology. From the basic needs like food and health care to luxurious experiences of travelling, applied science has now spread its roots everywhere.

The biggest benefit that has been provided by this positive encroachment is comfort and convenience which is being proved by the hassle free travel opportunities for each and every person in the world. With just a click of the button you can put an end to your queries of where to go, how to go, where to stay and what all places to explore.

Selecting The Destination

Gone are the days when deciding a good vacation spot was based on the opinions of your near and dear ones. Now, with high quality realistic images, videos and honest reviews of the travellers, picking a destination for your next trip is as easy as pie.

Booking A Place To Stay

Hostels, AirBnB, luxury hotels, and home stays in cities around the globe are flooded with numerous places to crash, the Netherlands being no exception. Information regarding all these places along with automated booking and payment processes is easily available on the internet.

Places To Explore

No more tour guides, no more getting lost in the streets on an unknown city, your phones are now your multipurpose guide showing you the best routes to take, top rated places to eat, major tourist attractions and even the necessary precautions to take before visiting a new place.


Flight And Rail Tickets

With numerous booking platforms that have come up during the past few years, reservation of flight and rail tickets, even your cab ride to the airport is just a click away. No more waiting in lines to simply book a ticket.

Price Comparison And The Cost Of Travel

With the power of technology at your fingertips, you can now plan your entire trip and estimate the cost of travel from the comfort of your home. You get to know the best deals being offered, most preferred services and even compare their current rates.

Flaunting Yourself On The Social Media

This is undoubtedly the best part. There is no more carrying heavy cameras around. Just click a stunning picture on your smart phone (think Google Pixel 2XL) and upload it then and there on your social media profile to brag about your adventures. Technology has indeed made travelling go from tedious and tiring to temperate and trustable.

How do you feel tech has changed travelling in the past years? Any specific tech you used when traveling to and from the Netherlands? We’d love to hear!

Abuzer van Leeuwen 🇳🇱
Founded DutchReview. Rotterdammer living in Leiden. Politics, innovation and epic food-reviews are his thing. Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]


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