Sunday, August 1, 2010

Easy Does It.

I visited Cebu recently and it amused me that the trip was largely internet-dependent. To begin with, the idea materialized from an email blast announcing an airline's seat sale. Phone calls were made, powers of persuasion employed, and the date was set. Online booking saved us from the hassle of having to line up in a ticket office. More importantly, it allowed us to choose decent flight schedules since in a stroke of luck, I read the blast mere minutes after it was sent.

Our little excursion was almost entirely mapped out by surfing the web. Hotel reservations were made via email, while restaurant choices and activities were based on pictures and reviews we found on either social networking sites or blogs. We didn't need a tour guide; cyberspace was teeming with information, we just had to know where to look.

The selling point of this technological gem? Convenience. Who wouldn't want to utilize a service that facilitates the exchange of data in high speed and with no boundaries? Ease allures, that's for sure. And that's why another seat sale later, Bacolod and Davao beckoned :)

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