Synopses & Reviews
The Internet has thrown open the doors to travel resource channels that were once accessible only to professional travel agents. Airlines, hotels, and tour companies are all moving onto the World Wide Web as a way to connect directly with their customers. Through these websites, travelers can get personally involved in making their travel plans.
Discover the best insider tips for finding the great deals, learning more, choosing wisely, and saving money. This new edition is chock-full of information on the latest, hottest tips and the newest websites, plus all-new screen shots of the best Internet sites.
Readers can learn how to:
*Find the best travel bargains
*Take advantage of exclusive online deals
*Compare ticket prices and make reservations
*Check schedules for delays and changes
*Join online discussion forums to connect with others who have been there
*Plug into restaurant reviews, newspapers, and weather forecasts
*Stay connected while on the road
Packed with insider know-how, step-by-step instructions, and shrewd travel advice, this guidebook helps readers save both time and money by using the Internet to plan their next vacation or business trip.
Both first-timers and avid spa-goers will adore this guide to the top 100 spas in the world. Details on spas at resorts, on cruise ships, in world-class hotels, on remote islands, and in centuries-old cities, along with full-color photographs make selecting a relaxing getaway stress-free. 240 pp.
Get personally involved in making travel plans over the Internet with the help of this guide. Internet access gives readers the freedom to learn more, choose wisely, and save money by searching for the best deals. 100 color screen shots.
About the Author
Michael Shapiro is an award-winning travel journalist and Internet expert. His features appear regularly in national magazines, including Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Yahoo Internet Life, and Trips, as well as in Sunday newspaper travel sections of the San Francisco Examiner and Dallas Morning News. Michael lives north of San Francisco.
Table of Contents
(1) Destination Anywhere (2) Booking Flights Online (3) A Room With A View (4) Online Dining Guides (5) On the Road (6) Tracking Trains (7) Budget Travel (8) The Ultimate Adventure (9) Cruising the Net (10) A Perfect Vacation (11) Taking Care of Business (12) A Traveler's Toolbox (13) Online Discussion Forums (14) The Connected Traveler