PureTravel was planned in 1999. It was launched in spring 2009. In the intervening 10 years the attitudes of the travelling public changed thanks to a combination of the growth of budget airlines and the explosion of the internet.
In 1999 the package holiday was king thanks to the prices of scheduled airfares and the difficulty in finding and communicating with hotels and companies overseas.
The growth of the budget airlines changed this, allowing people to book cheap flights all over Europe. The internet then allowed them to book cheap hotels to stay in and the Build-your-own holiday concept had started.
In 10 years, the package holiday market has shrunk from over three-quarters of the total market, to less than half. The majority of this decline has been in short haul European destinations.
PureTravel is a wealth of information posted to help people find their way through the vast amount of information there is on the Internet. It is posted by operators, hotels, attractions and other businesses offering advice and suggestions. They pay as admin fee to post on the Blog.
PureTravel is run by travel professionals and enthusiasts who have years of experience of both guiding adventure tours, running operators in both the UK and overseas and internet marketing.
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