Tips/Links of the Month: Travel Websites

Posted on 06. Jun, 2006 by in Website Resource

As you get ready to make your summer vacation plans, we would like to make you aware of several popular travel information websites which can help you find the best deals available. These sites are also valuable to the business traveler.

Travel comparison sites: – SideStep is a search engine that shows you the best bargains from travel sites such as Orbitz,, and individual airlines, hotels and car rental sites. – AOL travel search engine that searches more than 50 airline sites to help you determine the best travel arrangements for your needs. – Travelaxe is a free consumer hotel rate comparison tool. Travelaxe searches all the major travel websites including InterContinental Hotels Group, TripReservations, Prices are compared side-by-side with the cheapest rates highlighted. You will need to download their free Windows-based application to use this service.

These sites also help you to find the most economical airfare and lodging:

Flight Seating – SeatGuru is a great tool for anyone booking airline travel. This site helps business travelers locate seats with laptop power and internet access and aids leisure travelers in identifying seats with extra legroom and in-seat video screens.

Flight Tracking – This site allows you to track a flight with a real-time map.

WiFi Hotspot Locator– Free Wi-Fi location directory– Wi-Fi HotSpot location directory and new sites are added daily.

Internet Access – Index of US hotels that offer high-speed Internet access. – Prepaid Internet access which works just like prepaid calling cards. – My personal favorite – this site allows you to check your email while on the road. You have the ability to read, reply and open attachments.

Travel Advice – A full staff of reporters and freelancers cover the travel beat to provide business travelers with all the news, advice and/or opinions they need to make for less stressful travel. – TripAdvisor provides a comprehensive travel search engine and directory that helps consumers research their travel plans on the Internet.

Destination Information – This site provides a variety of destination information such as lodging, attractions, show tickets, and activities in various destinations across North America. – A team of more than 700 professional researchers and writers travel the globe to reveal not only what travelers want to know but what they didn’t realize they needed to know.

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