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When getting away means staying in touch
Reuters
August 27, 2010

People used to go on holiday to unplug. Now they're demanding to be plugged in.

That secluded, desert island-type getaway may soon be as dated as the post-vacation slide show as more travelers use e-mails, Facebook and Twitter to nurture the ties that bind even while they get away from it all.

"For many travelers figuring out how to stay connected is as integral to the travel process as packing sun lotion and swimwear," said Amelie Hurst of travel website TripAdvisor.

"In times gone by this just wasn't an option. Traveling went hand in hand with being disconnected," she said.