As discussed throughout my previous blogs, the digital age is affecting the way we travel. Although it can be useful whilst travelling, it can also cause some problems. Here, I have created an infographic to highlight some positives and negatives of travelling within the digital age. 

As you can see, the digital age is making travel easier, however, it’s also taking away from the excitement and joy of being abroad. We are focusing too much on our online life and planning our trip, that we aren’t living in the moment. Technology, however, is helping¬†us travel more and so should be praised for that.

 

References:

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Mallinson, H., 2018. Santorini: Hotspot in Greece struggles to cope as record 32m tourists land on shores. Express [online], 5 June 2018. Available from: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/969816/greece-tourism-overseas-visitors-santorini [Accessed 16 January 2019].

Smith, O., 2014. TripAdvisor in numbers. Telegraph [online], 20 November 2014. Available from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/TripAdvisor-in-numbers/ [Accessed 17 January 2019].

UNTWO World Tourism Organization., 2018. 2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years [online]. Media.unwto.org. Available from: http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2018-01-15/2017-international-tourism-results-highest-seven-years [Accessed 15 January 2019].