When you book with one of the online travel agents you definitely get good comparisons on the price of tickets. What they aren’t so great at is to identify hidden fees, and in this day and age these hidden fees are ways many airlines make their money. If an airline has baggage fees, for instance some sites don’t let users add these fees onto their fare. In other cases finding those fees can be quite difficult. We all know the large travel blogs, but, so many niche travel sites are overlooked. It is great to see you highlighting a handful of your favourites, given I believe that most of these niche travel sites are a better read than some of the ‘canned’ efforts by some, but not all, of the larger sites. I think more website owners should include a section of their favourite blogs and/or travel sites.
If you love to travel with your entire family and that family happens to include a furry, four-legged friend, then this site is essential to planning your itinerary. It’s as easy as picking a destination and will show you dog friendly lodging, parks, attractions, stores and outdoor restaurants. And whether pooch is a Maltese or a Newfoundland, you’ll find travel guides for all sizes and breeds, so he’ll never be left out of your vacation plans again.
The book is written in a way you would expect from a football coach who doesn’t give a crap about what anyone thinks. In fact, at the beginning of the book, he acknowledges that some people mentioned in the book might be offended by what he says, but he says that he has proof to prove everything!
Wego refers in excess of $10 million per day of potential bookings to the websites of its travel partners. The company was formed in 2005 by Ross Veitch (CEO) a former executive at Yahoo! and Craig Hewett (CCO) a former executive of InterContinental Hotels Group. Shareholders include Tiger Management, Victoria Capital and the Crescent Point Group.
HotWire’s system is similar to Priceline with the bidding aspect removed. You know the star rating in advance, the area of the city involved and the full cost (plus taxes and charges). A quick look at Betterbidding should give you an idea of which hotels it is selling in the various categories and cities. The site is not as strong on hotels outside North America as Priceline.