My Digital Travel for Seniors, 1st edition

  • Jason R. Rich

My Digital Travel for Seniors

ISBN-13:  9780789757951

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My Digital Travel for Seniors


Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you along the way

Take advantage of proven strategies that make travel more affordable, less stressful, and easier to manage with the use of technology that’s readily available to you.

·         Learn how to use the discounts you’re entitled to from AARP, AAA, and other organizations when booking any type of travel using your Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet.

·         Find and book the lowest airfares using popular travel-related websites and mobile apps.

·         Book the best possible accommodations, at the lowest available prices.

·         Learn tips for saving money when renting a car, plus how to use other ground transportation options whenever you travel.

·         Find and book vacation packages, travel bundles, or all-inclusive vacations without overpaying.

·         Book and plan cruise vacations and discounted shore excursions using your computer or mobile device.

·         Find low-cost options to accessing the Internet and making calls while traveling abroad, without paying overpriced international roaming charges.



Access Chapter 15, “Sharing Your Vacation Experiences,” at


Table of contents

Chapter 1 Using Technology for Planning Travel

Don’t Be Afraid of Technology

What You Need to Get Started

    Find, Download, and Install a Mobile App

    Working with a Desktop or Notebook Computer

Putting Travel Technology to Work

    Travel-Related Websites, Online Services, and Mobile Apps

Using Technology to Become Your Own Travel Agent

Chapter 2 Researching Travel Opportunities

Making the Important Decisions

    Using Your Devices to Conduct Pre-Trip Research

    Digital Editions of Travel Magazines

    Interactive Travel Guides

    Popular Online Travel Services and Websites

    Websites Operated by Individual Departments of Tourism

    Map Apps on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Using AARP Travel to Conduct Research

    Use AARP Travel to Choose a Destination

Using the Travelzoo Website and Mobile App

    Use the Travelzoo Website

    Use the Travelzoo Mobile App

Getting Advice from Fellow Travelers

    Use TripAdvisor on Your Computer

    Use the TripAdvisor App

Chapter 3 Getting to Know Some Popular Travel Tools

Before You Book a Trip


    Use the Airbnb Website or Mobile App

    Use the Service

Cruise Ship Mate


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    Use Priceline to Make a Booking



Chapter 4 Using Travel Provider Websites and Mobile Apps

Airline Websites and Mobile Apps

    Finding and Making an Airline Reservation

    Check In for Your Flight and Create Boarding Passes

    Managing Your Itinerary from an Airline’s Website

Accommodation Websites and Mobile Apps

    Make a Reservation Using a Hotel’s Website

Using a Rental Car Company’s Website or Mobile App

Chapter 5 Finding and Booking the Best Airfares

Calculating Added Costs Associated with Air Travel

    Understanding Baggage Allowances

    Minimizing Your Packing

Determining the Type of Airline Ticket You Want

    Choosing Your Travel Class

    Choosing Your Flight

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Published by Que Publishing (November 30th 2016) - Copyright © 2017