Planning Travel  on the Web A presentation by Joel May On the web in the “Presentations” section of www.ewingsnet.com
Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>Six sites offer &quot;full-service&quot; travel planning and destination reviews a...
Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>You should routinely check them for information </li></ul><ul><li>In this presenta...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?  </li></ul><ul><li>What...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?  </li></ul><ul><li>What...
Where to Go <ul><li>Deciding where to go may be the most difficult of the four steps, after all you have an infinite numbe...
<ul><li>Get information from dedicated travel information sites  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Travel ( travel.discovery...
<ul><li>Other great travel information sites include:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lonely Planet ( www.lonelyplanet.com )  </li>...
<ul><li>&quot; Google ” the name of a location you think you’d enjoy and read about it  </li></ul><ul><li>Try phrases like...
<ul><li>Another good place to start is Wikipedia ( www.wikipedia.com ). Just type the name of your preferred destination i...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?   </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
How to Get There <ul><li>Getting there by car  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rental Cars ( www.carrentals.com )  </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>There are many web sites devoted to automobile travel, including  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Trip ( www.freetrip.c...
<ul><li>Getting there by train or bus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amtrak ( www.amtrak.com ) and  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grey...
<ul><li>Getting there by plane </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When flying, there are usually multiple airlines available to you.  <...
Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>Expedia ( www.expedia.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Kayak ( www.kayak.com ) </li></ul><u...
How to Get There <ul><li>Or a new site that advises on speed, comfort and ease: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.insidetrip.c...
<ul><li>or, for discount tickets purchased at the last minute:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priceline ( www.priceline.com )  </l...
How to Get There <ul><li>Most of the web sites on which you can access schedules, reserve seats and purchase tickets work ...
 
 
 
 
 
How to Get There <ul><li>Some sources  of  information on air travel:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport information including...
How to Get There <ul><li>More sources of information on air travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibited and Permitted items  (...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?  </li></ul><ul><li>What...
What to do There (specific locations) <ul><li>Use the “big six” to seek out information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedia ( ww...
<ul><li>Use a dedicated information site like Fodors ( www.fodors.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Destinations ta...
<ul><li>Use  Google  (e.g.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seattle walking tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new york sightseeing </...
<ul><li>Ocean Cruises: Cruise Web ( www.cruiseweb.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Freighter Cruises: The Travelers’ Notebook  </li...
<ul><li>Affordable Tours ( www.affordabletours.com )  </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Vacations to Go ( www.tourvacationstogo.com )...
<ul><li>Adventure Vacations: Gorp Travel Away ( gorptravel.away.com )  </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Vacations: Shaw Guide...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?  </li></ul><ul><li>What...
Where to Stay/Eat There (Hotels) <ul><li>Use the “big six” to seek out information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedia ( www.exp...
Where to Stay/Eat There (Hotels) <ul><li>Or get discounted prices at   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Priceline ( www.priceline...
<ul><li>B&Bs BedandBreakfast.com ( www.bedandbreakfast.com )  </li></ul><ul><li>Rentals and Time-Shares  </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Use a  big six  site </li></ul><ul><li>Use a restaurant directory web site:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fodors ( www.fo...
The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There?  </li></ul><ul><li>What...
What Will it Cost and  What Will the Weather be Like?
Additional Travel Information <ul><li>Passport, Visa and safety information from the State Department ( travel.state.gov )...
Additional Travel Information <ul><li>Currency conversion ( www.xe.com/ucc )  </li></ul><ul><li>ATM locations:  </li></ul>...
Additional Travel Information <ul><li>WiFi locations ( www.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm )  </li></ul><ul><li>Cy...
Planning Travel on the Web <ul><li>Enjoy the Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the Trip </li></ul>Available on the Web: www...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Planning Travel on the Web

1,730

Published on

Published in: Travel
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,730
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
19
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Try Googling princeton travel guide
  • Planning Travel on the Web

    1. 1. Planning Travel on the Web A presentation by Joel May On the web in the “Presentations” section of www.ewingsnet.com
    2. 2. Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>Six sites offer &quot;full-service&quot; travel planning and destination reviews as well as hotel and transportation booking services. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedia ( www.expedia.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayak ( www.kayak.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orbitz ( www.orbitz.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidestep ( www.sidestep.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travelocity ( www.travelocity.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Travel ( travel.yahoo.co m ) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>You should routinely check them for information </li></ul><ul><li>In this presentation, however, we will additionally focus on the more specialized or &quot;boutique&quot; travel planning sites. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where to Go <ul><li>Deciding where to go may be the most difficult of the four steps, after all you have an infinite number of possibilities. Start by asking yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What activities do I like to do on vacation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What physical limitations do I have that might limit where I can go or what I can do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What sort of climate do I like? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I like to travel? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Get information from dedicated travel information sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Travel ( travel.discovery.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>click on Travel Ideas to start to get some idea of where to go </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>click on Destination Guides to choose a geographic location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scroll down to Travel Forums to obtain personal opinions and tips about various destinations </li></ul></ul></ul>Where to Go
    8. 8. <ul><li>Other great travel information sites include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lonely Planet ( www.lonelyplanet.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip Advisor ( www.tripadvisor.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concierge ( www.consierge.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rick Steves ( ricksteves.com ) Note: Europe only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rough Guides ( www.roughguides.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moon Travel Planner ( www.moon.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And a brand new one, WikiTravel ( wikitravel.org ) </li></ul></ul>Where to Go
    9. 9. <ul><li>&quot; Google ” the name of a location you think you’d enjoy and read about it </li></ul><ul><li>Try phrases like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York sights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seattle vacation review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancun guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>France travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vienna highlights </li></ul></ul>Where to Go
    10. 10. <ul><li>Another good place to start is Wikipedia ( www.wikipedia.com ). Just type the name of your preferred destination into the search box on the left side of the screen. </li></ul>Where to Go
    11. 11. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    12. 12. How to Get There <ul><li>Getting there by car </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rental Cars ( www.carrentals.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting there by RV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rental RVs (http://www.cruiseamerica.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a mapping program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps ( maps.google.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MapQuest ( mapquest.com ) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>There are many web sites devoted to automobile travel, including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Trip ( www.freetrip.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadtrip America ( www.roadtripamerica.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mile by Mile ( www.milebymile.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Scenic Byways ( www.byways.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadside America ( www.roadsideamerica.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and, most important of all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Speed Trap Exchange ( www.speedtrap.org ) </li></ul></ul>How to Get There
    14. 14. <ul><li>Getting there by train or bus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amtrak ( www.amtrak.com ) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greyhound ( www.greyhound.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>have their own web sites where you can reserve space and purchase tickets </li></ul>How to Get There
    15. 15. <ul><li>Getting there by plane </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When flying, there are usually multiple airlines available to you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hence it is to your advantage not to book flights with individual airlines. Instead use one of the big six: </li></ul></ul>How to Get There
    16. 16. Major Travel-Oriented Web Sites <ul><li>Expedia ( www.expedia.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Kayak ( www.kayak.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Orbitz ( www.orbitz.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sidestep ( www.sidestep.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Travelocity ( www.travelocity.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Travel ( travel.yahoo.co m ) </li></ul>
    17. 17. How to Get There <ul><li>Or a new site that advises on speed, comfort and ease: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.insidetrip.com / </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>or, for discount tickets purchased at the last minute: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priceline ( www.priceline.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap Tickets ( www.cheaptickets.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Fare ( www.lowestfare.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 Places to Find Cheap Airline Tickets ( snipurl.com/1wtc6 ) </li></ul></ul>How to Get There
    19. 19. How to Get There <ul><li>Most of the web sites on which you can access schedules, reserve seats and purchase tickets work in a similar way: </li></ul>
    20. 25. How to Get There <ul><li>Some sources of information on air travel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport information including maps, parking and other facilities ( www.amadeus.net/home/airports/en/index.htm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aircraft seating charts ( www.seatguru.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average waiting time in the security line ( waittime.tsa.dhs.gov/index.html ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport to and from the airport ( www.airportservice.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term airport parking ( www.longtermparking.com ) </li></ul></ul>
    21. 26. How to Get There <ul><li>More sources of information on air travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibited and Permitted items ( tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips to make air travel more comfortable ( www.remote.org/jochen/travel/tips/airtravel.html ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Travelers' Rights ( www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/travel/flyrights/flyrghts.htm ) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 27. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    23. 28. What to do There (specific locations) <ul><li>Use the “big six” to seek out information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedia ( www.expedia.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayak ( www.kayak.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orbitz ( www.orbitz.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidestep ( www.sidestep.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travelocity ( www.travelocity.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Travel ( travel.yahoo.co m ) </li></ul></ul>
    24. 29. <ul><li>Use a dedicated information site like Fodors ( www.fodors.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Destinations tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or click on the map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or type the name of your destination in the search box </li></ul></ul>What to do There (specific locations)
    25. 30. <ul><li>Use Google (e.g.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seattle walking tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new york sightseeing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prague theater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tijuana nightlife </li></ul></ul>What to do There (specific locations)
    26. 31. <ul><li>Ocean Cruises: Cruise Web ( www.cruiseweb.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Freighter Cruises: The Travelers’ Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// thetravelersnotebook.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Theme Cruises: Locate Theme Cruises ( http:// www.vacationstogo.com/theme_cruises.cfm ) </li></ul><ul><li>Yacht Cruises: SeaDream Yacht Club ( www.seadreamyachtclub.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>River Cruises: Affordable Tours ( rivers.affordabletours.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>see also: Cruise Critic ( cruisecritic.com ) </li></ul>What to do There (Cruises)
    27. 32. <ul><li>Affordable Tours ( www.affordabletours.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Vacations to Go ( www.tourvacationstogo.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>and my two personal favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Tauck Journies ( www.tauck.com / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vantage Travel ( www.vantagetravel.com ) </li></ul>What to do There (Escorted Tours)
    28. 33. <ul><li>Adventure Vacations: Gorp Travel Away ( gorptravel.away.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Vacations: Shaw Guides ( www.shawguides.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Vacation Packages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ElderHostel ( www.elderhostel.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Summer School ( www.seniorsummerschool.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AARP Travel ( www.aarp.org/travel/destinations ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elder Treks ( eldertreks.com ) </li></ul></ul>What to do There (Vacation Packages)
    29. 34. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    30. 35. Where to Stay/Eat There (Hotels) <ul><li>Use the “big six” to seek out information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedia ( www.expedia.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayak ( www.kayak.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orbitz ( www.orbitz.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidestep ( www.sidestep.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travelocity ( www.travelocity.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Travel ( travel.yahoo.co m </li></ul></ul>
    31. 36. Where to Stay/Eat There (Hotels) <ul><li>Or get discounted prices at </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Priceline ( www.priceline.com ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A1 Discount Hotels ( www.a1-discount-hotels.com ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hotels.com ( www.hotels.com ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use theWeb site of the hotel chain you prefer or look up chain hotels around the world in All Hotel Chains ( all-hotel- chains.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Find pet-friendly hotels ( www.petswelcome.com ) </li></ul>
    32. 37. <ul><li>B&Bs BedandBreakfast.com ( www.bedandbreakfast.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Rentals and Time-Shares </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vacation Homes ( www.vacationhomes.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vacation Timeshare and Rentals ( www.vacationtimesharerentals.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RV Parks and Campgrounds: Go Camping America ( www.gocampingamerica.com/ParkSearch.aspx ) </li></ul><ul><li>or try Googling &quot;lodging&quot; + the destination you've chosen </li></ul>Where to Stay/Eat There (Other Lodging)
    33. 38. <ul><li>Use a big six site </li></ul><ul><li>Use a restaurant directory web site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fodors ( www.fodors.com/reviews/drevselect.cfm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zagat ( www.zagat.com ) Note: click the Restaurants tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chef Moz ( www.chefmoz.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or Google &quot; type of food you want restaurant near city, state or zip code &quot;; e.g. italian restaurant near pennington nj or indian restaurant near 08648 </li></ul></ul>Where to Stay/Eat There (Restaurants)
    34. 39. The Five Most Important Travel Questions <ul><li>Where to Go? </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get There? </li></ul><ul><li>What to Do There? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Stay/Eat There? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost and what will the weather be like? </li></ul>
    35. 40. What Will it Cost and What Will the Weather be Like?
    36. 41. Additional Travel Information <ul><li>Passport, Visa and safety information from the State Department ( travel.state.gov ) </li></ul><ul><li>Health information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( www.cdc.gov/travel ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers ( www.iamat.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information for Disabled Travelers ( access- able.com ) </li></ul>
    37. 42. Additional Travel Information <ul><li>Currency conversion ( www.xe.com/ucc ) </li></ul><ul><li>ATM locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visa ( snipurl.com/visa_atm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mastercard ( snipurl.com/mastercard_atm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel insurance information ( www.insuremytrip.com ) </li></ul>
    38. 43. Additional Travel Information <ul><li>WiFi locations ( www.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber Cafe locations ( cybercaptive.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Bathrooms ( www.thebathroomdiaries.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Expected weather ( www.wunderground.com/tripplanner/index.asp ) </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Gear ( snipurl.com/Travel_Gear ) </li></ul>
    39. 44. Planning Travel on the Web <ul><li>Enjoy the Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the Trip </li></ul>Available on the Web: www.ewingsnet.com (click on the Presentations tab) [email_address] The End
    1. ¿Le ha llamado la atención una diapositiva en particular?

      Recortar diapositivas es una manera útil de recopilar información importante para consultarla más tarde.

    ×