Planning a trip is a tedious task. It takes days’ worth of effort to decide on a destination and then plan the itinerary. Before you decide on a place, it is important to cover basic details of the trip like flights, hotels and travel insurance. After you have covered the important part of a trip, you need to make a list of places that you must visit during your stay.
Thanks to technology, deciding or planning for a trip becomes much easier. One such popular platform that enables us to pan our trip is Instagram. Research has shown that people going on trips and then uploading photos of their travel on Instagram, has a heavy influence on others. Instagram has enabled people to see other people’s trips and plan similar trips for themselves as well. Currently, Instagram is regarded as the largest influential platform in the world. Instagram’s heavy usage and presence all over the world, has given the it a much-needed boost. The travel industry has grown by leaps and bounds and thanks to social media, it is gaining more popularity with days.
How to Travel Plan Using Instagram:
Geo Tags – Instagram has an option that allows the person to tag the location that they’re in. This feature makes it easier for people to see the location on maps and go visit the place. This is an instant crowd-puller feature, if you want your business or the place of attraction to be noticed. Also, through the comments and engagement level on the posts, one can learn about other visitors’ first hand reactions and experiences.
Follow the Locals – Nobody knows a place better than their locals. If you follow any local photographer on Instagram, they will give you a virtual tour of the places that you must visit for an authentic experience. These photographers do not fabricate anything and present you the reality of the destination. You can also follow the tourism board of the place to get more information about the place.
Interact – Interact with interesting travel profiles that you come across on Instagram. It is also a platform that allows you to have healthy conversations with different people. This will open your eyes to expert advice and smart tips. The more information you will have, the less you will be disappointed. This is will prepare you for both the good and bad side of the place you will be travelling to.
Hashtag – Just like the geotags, the hashtags help too. The hashtags also act as a reference to the place. They are like your quick guide to the desired information you need. Using the hashtag, you can, in one tap, visit the place, site, eatery or hotel you want. Sometimes, places look much different than what is depicted on catalogue. For such reasons, always follow the hashtag.
The more research you do before going on a vacation, the well-equipped you are. Study more on the place, follow as many geotags, hashtags required. This eliminates any room for disappointment as you are well-versed with the reality.
Finally, as important as it is to plan the trip well in advance, securing your trip is equally important. A trip is incomplete without getting a travel insurance. A travel insurance policy guards you from any mishap that occurs when you are travelling. It offers a variety of benefits like loss of baggage/passport, flight delay, hospitalization expenses etc. to name a few. It is advisable to always have travel insurance plan whenever you are travelling to cover you during any unforeseen event.