I’m going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by calling the shots ourselves.
I actually covered this pretty recently, but Kayak recently sent me some hard data on why you should buy your holiday tickets now.
Didn’t you learn anything from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Travel towels save a lot of space and dry quickly, aside from being a crêpe-eating, Nepal-climbing girl’s best friend.