Google’s Impact on the Travel Industry

When a pair of students created and initially ran Google from their dorm room while studying at Stanford University, California little do they know the vast impact the search engine would have on the development of the Internet, and in particular in the fundamental change it would cause in the travel industry over the last 10 years.

Google went a step further than other search engines and company directories back in 2000. They introduced a keyword advertising programme. By the beginning of 2001 Google were processing 100 million search queries a day and this provided a huge new avenue for companies to advertise their goods and services. Therefore, travel companies used this new popular competitive channel to reach the top of the organic listings and dominate the sponsored pay-per-click links. This has lead to some really exciting travel opportunities. In fact, this new online advertising initiative has created companies specifically to help businesses succeed at this new venture.

The huge renaissance in online advertising has been attributed to Google’s advertising model that helped pave the way for the demise of the thick, colour printed travel brochure and provided a platform that helps everyone find anything almost anywhere.

As Google moves forward they have step up their Internet travel presence with the introduction of, a new way to search online for travel related articles. The site is promoted to targeted budget travellers and their needs. Also, Google Maps can now help you plan, and enjoy, the best possible travel experience with careful research of holiday locations.

What to Look For When Booking Travel Online

When using a website to book a holiday or vacation, you should consider online travel research to price the individual components, e.g. flights, car rental, hotel etc separately to make sure you are getting a good deal. Prices can vary significantly, so comparison shopping on several sites could be a distinct advantage.

If you favor a particular hotel or airline, you may be better off going directly to the hotel and/or airline of your choice to get the best deal. Also, some travel websites are unclear about their cancellations and refunds policy; therefore if you book directly with a hotel or car rental company online, you could cancel a reservation without penalty up to 24 hours in advance.

So, when it comes to searching online consider using a travel site as opposed to a search engine like Google. Google may find the best fares but a travel website offers better searching flexibility for holidays and vacation packages and in some cases they also negotiate their own deals with real travel opportunities and packaged offers.

Generally, many service providers including travel companies are guaranteeing ‘lowest prices online’ so it is a good idea to check and compare travel websites pricing with the hotel or airline website. In addition you may found incentives to book directly with a hotel or airline, e.g. air miles or popular retail vouchers.

Also, consider reading the clauses about cancellation when booking. These will vary from site to site. Rates will vary and may come with penalties and deadlines and some cases non refundable deposits. In addition to cancellation fees be aware of potential booking fees. Travel website may charge you a booking fee, where booking directly with an hotel or airline usually does not incur a fee. But be careful here, as some sites may charge you if you use a credit card.

Finally, it is worth checking individual country sites of particular internationally based online companies to compare local prices to the company’s global website. This may prove beneficial depend on your International travel plans.

Home Based Business – Discover Why the Travel Industry Has the Superior Edge Over All the Others

When you think of a home based business, what comes to mind? Your computer, your room, and you doing something fun that earns you a fortune online right? That’s exactly how I saw it along with the half millions of ex-corporate America executives that’s now capitalizing big time in the travel industry.

Easily put, the Superior edge in the work-at-home industry belongs to the travel business owners. Imagine you telling someone something as simple as this “how would like to get paid to travel” who in their right mind would turn down that offer. But lets look further into the superior cutting edge the travel industry has in the home based business arena…

#1. You aren’t selling a need, you’re selling a want and people will buy wants over needs any given day of the week. I know people who will buy a $700 purse to look good, rather than buying a computer so they can finish school at home.

I know individuals that would buy a play station, then to rather start investing into themselves to triple their income. You see everyone wants a vacation, we save throughout the whole entire year for one or two weeks of a dream vacation.

#2. We are the #1 industry worldwide. Travel is a 7 $trillion dollar industry that grows 23% percent faster than the global economy. Everyone travels. Corporate executives travel across the world to establish more business. There’s never a downtime in travel. It’s the biggest want in America besides sex. Think about this, isn’t traveling fun?

Another superior edge the travel industry has is its variety of products to specialize in. You can easily choose to master the cruise industry niche, international travel and vacations, resorts, the hotel niche, sports and entertainment travel, and the list goes on. You aren’t limited to just one product. Once you’re an insider within travel the travel industry, you basically have access to millions of dollars of products with the click of a mouse, wow!

Not to mention the discounts and free vacation incentives that the travel industry practically begs us to take so we can view the latest vacation area. They know that if we like the vacation they provide, then we as travel advisors and agents, will massively spread the word and easily start referring massive business to them.

Plus, once you become a travel insider, you can easily forget about paying full retail cost for any travel accommodations because the perks will start rolling in.

These top reasons listed above easily compliments why the travel industry has the superior edge over all the other home based business and work-at-home opportunities. The product is a want everyone desires, not something you have to educate or convince someone to use.