The great online travel revolution
The noughties heralded the rise of self-service travel websites, bringing with them a boom in cheap flights and last-minute budget breaks. Bobbie Johnson looks back
Over the last 10 years the way we travel has been revolutionised by the web. Many of us waved goodbye to high-street travel agents, newspaper classifieds and hours spent staring at endless Teletext pages, and logged on to new hi-tech services.
As the web began taking hold of the public´s imagination, the burst of sites and services began shifting the way we thought about travelling, making the idea of grabbing a bag and jetting off cheaper and easier than ever. In fact, the swell of activity in the travel industry seemed so lucrative that it was one of the cornerstones of the dotcom boom.
See the full story at http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/dec/15/travel-websites-noughties-decade?page=all