Google search trends show how travel has changed in the last decade

How much has travel changed in the last decade? You’d be shocked.

Let’s put it this way. Ten years ago, finding an internet cafe, especially overseas, was an important component of any vacation in order to keep in touch back home. Now, with the proliferation of smartphones and Wi-Fi and data plans, internet cafes have gone the way of Blockbuster.

And don’t even ask about travelers’ checks.

Great Britain-based travel consultancy The Travel Aisle decided to use Google search trends to show the dramatic changes in travel in the last decade. Here are some of the findings: