Month: October 2016

Travel Industry in 2006 and in 2016

Nowadays a decade is a lot. After all, over the span of 10 years we went from basic mobile phones to smartphones! Such impressive changes happened also in the the online booking industry. Early 2000’s were the time when the Internet only just began being popular, so all of the internet-based companies, also travel companies were only at the beginning of their way. So what exactly has changed in the last 10 years? Let’s start with the obvious – the Internet. It has become incredibly popular over the past 10 years. From being a novelty, it has now become one of the most important media outlets in the World. In the past five years the value of the bookings made online increased by over 70%. Clearly, for the travel industry the Internet serves a few very important roles. Firstly it is one of the most commonly used sources of information. Thus many websites such as TripAdvisor are now the first place people visit when they want to know more about a city, a restaurant or …

World Record Breaking Travel Destinations

Any place can be incredible, but some have that very, very special something. And we mean world record breaking something. Today we want to talk about a few of the world breaking destinations from all around the World!   Smalles Country This title goes to the Holy See – The State of Vatican City. It is located in Rome and takes up the area of only 0.44 square kilometres. However entering the country is not easy, because The Vatican is not open to tourists. The only parts tourists can visit are the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica. You can also go on a guided tour of some gardens.   The Narrowest Street If you’re any like us you love tiny little streets where you can get wonderfully lost, but the Spreuerhofstrasse in Reutlingen, Germany, may be to little, even for us. Only a foot wide at its narrowest point it is rather a dificult path to take!   Oldest Restaurant We can’t forget about food. Restaurante Botin is the world’s oldest restaurant and it …