Even if you aren’t especially comfortable using a computer, you’ve probably used an online booking system. They are routinely used to book flights, hotel rooms, rental cars and tickets for all sorts of events. The first online system to book tickets was developed in the early 1960s by a major airline; since then they have become commonplace. Most systems are easy to use and let you input information in boxes, such as destination, dates and number of people or guests. Most booking platforms accept your credit card payment, issue a receipt, assign seats and do a dozen other things. Some platforms will store your financial and personal information for the next time you use that website. And advances in technology mean that your personal information is completely secure. Whether it’s a seat at your local theater or a ticket to Australia, it can be easily booked online.