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Travel Resources on the Web

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Travel Resources on the Web

 

Reviews

http://www.hotels.com

http://www.tripadvisor.com

http://www.traveldodo.com

http://www.tripbase.com (travel recommender)

http://www.cruisecritic.com (reviews and info for more than 6o cruises and cruise lines) 

http://www.yelp.com

 

Search Many Travel Sites At Once

http://www.uptake.com

http://www.sidestep.com

http://www.kayak.com

http://www.mobissimo.com

http://www.wikitravel.com

 

Getting the Lowest Prices and Fares

http://www.yapta.com (tracks prices of flights and emails when they decrease)

http://www.farecompare.com (compare flight costs - does international flights)

http://travel.yahoo.com (also tabbed on this page are Yahoo! Trip Planner and Yahoo! Farechase)

http://www.vayama.com (international travel)

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com (sign up to be alerted to low airline fares - need to move quickly)

http://www.priceline.com (bid on discount hotel, airfare and transportation - caveat: you dont know which hotel or vendor you will get, you cannot get a refund once you accept a deal, and hotels may not be as near to prime locations as you may like)

http://www.expedia.com

http://www.orbitz.com

http://www.hotwire.com

http://www.travelocity.com

 

Last Minute Deals

http://www.lastminutetravel.com

http://www.lastminute.com

 

Travel Guides and Videos

http://www.travelistic.com

http://www.lonelyplanet.tv

http://www.extremesearcher.com/travel (this is the companion website to the book, Travelers Web: An Extreme Searcher Guide to Travel Resources on the Internet by Ran Hock. The book and site contain more than five hundred different travel websites broken down by topical chapters. The book can be purchased via the author's website, and is also available in many local area libraries.)

http://www.fodors.com

http://www.frommers.com

http://www.lonelyplanet.com

 

Getting Around (Transportation)

http://www.hopstop.com

http://www.google.com/transit

 

Eating Out

http://www.opentable.com (make reservation by computer - both domestic and international)

http://www.menupages.com (view menus for restaurants around the US)

 

Other Useful Sites

http://maps.google.com (Make your own vacation map - note: must create a Google account...but its FREE)

http://www.umapper.com (Another map tool with many advanced features - FREE)

http://www.flightstats.com (track your flights real time)

http://www.tripology.com (plan trip you would like and have travel agents contact you)

http://www.weather.com

http://www.dontforgetyourtoothbrush.com (create a before-you-leave list)

http://www.tripit.com (fully features itinerary and trip planner, integrates date from numerous travels services and also has app for iPhone/iPod and other mobile devices)

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