With so many travel websites on the Internet, booking that dream vacation is easier than ever. Or, is it? After all, with so many different travel sites to choose from, how do you know which are the most reliable, and which ones offer the best travel deals? To help ease that confusion, here are some of the top travel websites with the best deals.
1) Kayak.com – The administrators check hundreds of sources to offer the cheapest airfares. Flexibility is key, and if you aren’t too fussy about when you travel or the destination, you can get some pretty amazing deals. You can search for travel dates as close to three days before and after the time that you want to travel.
2) WhichBudget.com – This is a great site for anyone who wants to travel overseas, and fares are available for local, lower priced airlines. Choose a starting point and/or end point, and the site will give you many airlines to choose from.
3) Bing Travel – This site forecasts when fares are rising or decreasing in cost. Enter the itinerary you want, and the site will list flights, as well as recommendations about when to get the best ticket prices.
4) Hotels.com – Find rooms at over 220,000 properties, and get some great last-minute deals on accommodations. These deals are updated daily, and there are also seasonal sales and special offers. The Welcome Rewards program gives a free night’s stay after the purchase of any ten nights booked through the site.
5) AirfareWatchdog – If you are able to leave on a moment’s notice, this is a great site to search for fare sales. There is also a rewards program that offers special discounts to site users.
6) Priceline.com – Here you can haggle for the best hotel prices, and often, luxury rooms can be found for less than $100 per night. The one problem is that you will not know which hotel it is until after it is paid for.
7) Yapta.com – This site tracks fares, and you will receive an email or a Tweet to inform you if the flight you choose has been lowered in price. If the price goes down after tickets are purchased, most airlines and online travel agencies will offer to refund the difference in the form of travel vouchers.
8) Cheaphotels.com – Save as much as 70% off hotel rates all over the globe. There are no change or cancellation fees, and this website offers a lowest price guarantee. Choose your travel dates, and let this site find the best rooms.
9) TripAdvisor – This is one of the most popular websites, with many different types of accommodations to choose from. Search a destination, and you will get list of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, etc.
10) BedandBreakfast.com – If you are looking for a good bed and breakfast, this is a great site to use. You will see a lot of details about the various inns, and receive promotional codes and “hot deals” via email.
11) Jetsetter.com – If you are looking for deals on luxury hotels, this is a good site to check out. This is a private sale site, and members receive limited-time low price deals of as much as 50% off room rates.
12) HomeExchange.com – A lot of people are trading homes with other people so they can have free vacation accommodations. This site has a huge network of people who are willing to trade their homes with other travelers, with close to 43,000 listings, about 26% of those being in the U.S., and the rest mainly in Canada, Britain, France, Italy, and Australia.
Being flexible about travel dates will help you to get some of the best travel deals available. Visit any of these websites to find the lowest prices on airfares, accommodations, rental cars, and more.