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Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, 2006/06/04 - It’s official: more people are choosing to travel than ever before, whether for business or for pleasure. Research shows people are spending more of their lives away from home, because travel is faster, cheaper, more convenient.
People are not only spending more time travelling, they are finding more reasons to travel. Work-related meetings and conferences, holidays with the family, romantic weekends away, and even weddings in a picturesque country setting are all popular reasons to get away. It seems any old excuse will do for a relaxing, stimulating journey and a change in scenery for a few days or perhaps a week or two.
It is not hard to work out why so many people are becoming intrepid travellers. Travel is cheaper, quicker, more comfortable and safer than it has ever been before.
But it's not only the travel itself which has become more convenient. A key reason people love to travel is that these days it is so easy to organise. With internet access it is possible to plan and book a whole trip from your desktop in a matter of minutes.
Online resources like nationalhotels.co.uk make it easy to search through thousands of hotels, guest houses and bed-and-breakfasts all over the UK and all over the world, with a few simple clicks of the mouse.
Because they can access such a vast range of accommodation options so quickly, customers not only have a better selection to choose from, they can shop around for the best price.
Even more importantly, it is very easy to find the right type of accommodation for the type of trip, whether it's a comfortable hotel in a convenient location for a business trip, or a beautiful Victorian guest house for a romantic weekend.
It used to be necessary to ask a friend to recommend a hotel or guest house, or just take a chance on the accommodation being up to scratch. With online accommodation services, customers know exactly what they are getting when they book. Websites like nationalhotels.co.uk include photos of each hotel inside and out, complete details of facilities, and information about ratings and awards.
To make it all even easier, customers can book things like flights and car hire from the same website.