WHY explore travel resources on the Internet? 2
In the very recent past, the traveling public had only two choices for making travel arrangements.

One choice was to contact each travel service provider (airline, car rental company, etc.) individually to make your reservations.  
  The other choice was to contact a travel agent to make all of the travel arrangements for you.

Now, however, the traveler can choose to use the Internet to aid in their travel plans. The Internet also offers multiple opportunities for the travel professional:

The Airline Reporting Corporation is online
Trade magazines and trade associations are found online
Maps can be made and printed
Destination Information is abundant online
Cruise Lines information and booking
Tour Operator information and booking
Airline products, services, booking
Travel Agencies
Booking Options for multiple travel and travel-related products

More about these travel resources, including links, will be found later in this lesson.