Since 1997, travel agencies were feeling the sting of “cutting out the middleman”. Why? The internet, of course. When travelers are planning their trips, the first place they search for information is online.
What was bad news for the “bricks and mortar” travel agency, was good news for the entrepreneurs. Many travel agents set up their own home based business. They could offer other travel products like train adventures, safaris and cruises.
Still more crafty home based business owners started travel web sites and affiliated with other travel related businesses offering lodging, vacation packages, flights, you name it!
And, let’s not forget the weblogs. Better known as blogs. These travel sites are a trip in themselves! If you can’t get away and need to have a virtual respite, just go online. Search for any destination in the world and you will find a travel site to indulge your senses.