Choosing travel destinations for a family holiday or vacation can be as stressful as the packing if all members of the family are not consulted.
If you have young children then obviously their travel needs have to be taken into consideration. And if you are a young couple wanting a romantic break, then selecting from the right travel destinations is going to be paramount to the experience.
The question is, how do you find as much information about the travel destinations you are gravitating towards with out being completely seduced by the glossy brochure or the travel agent’s desire for a commission?
You could start by conducting your own research on line. These days savvy internet users make use of online sites to look for hotel and resort reviews. By using several sources of information you can begin to build up a picture of what your travel experience may be like. When conducting a search for information about your ideal travel destination, you may want to consider a couple of things. Recently some well established review sites which accept reviews from the public have been infiltrated by some unscrupulous companies, and there have been cases of false reviews submitted.
So how can you tell a good review from a bad one, or even spot a potentially fake review?
Experience dictates that in general every resort will have some positives and some negatives. If you visit a review site and all you get is glowing reviews about how perfect everything is, then I would be suspicious. Someone is bound to have a bad experience and even the good experiences, to be totally balanced, would find some slight niggling issues. So the key here is to look around and try and find balanced information.
These days the holiday maker looking for information on beach travel destinations or kids travel destinations for example, is totally spoiled. There is so much information out there on the web that within minutes you will have a plethora of information from a very simple search on the search engine of your choice. To get the best information, try to be as specific as possible using two or three different keyword phrases to get the best returns.
Not so long ago, the travel consumer did not have these resources available to them, and had to rely on the blurb in the travel brochure. It was not unknown for some companies to contact travel journalists to write wonderful romantic prose about the travel destination in question. The only problem was, that sometimes the journalist had never visited the resort, and so the description was a complete work of fiction.