You’ve been working hard or studying hard and you deserve a break. Now how do you go about booking your trip? That’s what online travel sites are for, they help you plan your trip from beginning to end as a travel agent would. Here is a list of the best ones for 2020.
Travelocity is a one-stop travel shop where you can book your flights, hotel, and car rental on their site as well as mix and match flights with or without car rentals or hotels. If you’re planning a trip with multiple stops, flights, excursions, and hotels, Travelocity walks you through each step and reservation. This way you won’t have multiple confirmation numbers from different sites to keep track of. You can book local or international trips as well as cruises. It even allows you to compare prices between the different service providers. Another great feature on the site is that you can view the list of reviews from Tripadvisor when searching for a hotel. Over and above everything it offers, it’s a user-friendly site that’s easy to navigate.
Expedia is a top choice for value because you can cash in your reward points from various sources on their site. You can even donate your points to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital if you wish on the site as well. On Expedia’s site you can book your hotel, flight, car rental, and even a cruise. When booking a flight they include details about any layover times and transfers. A great feature is that you can cancel or make changes to your reservation within 24 hours at no cost. If you wish to modify your trip after the 24 hour grace period, you can still do so but you might have to pay a fee. Alternatively, if you want to cancel your reservations you will receive a refund in the form of flight credit.
This site is very upfront when it comes to divulging any extra costs or fees involved. This is great because you’ll be able to take those costs into account from the get-go without getting a surprise at the end of your search. They have a flexible date feature which is fantastic for finding the cheapest flights. The site shows flights three days before and after the departure dates you had initially chosen around. On Orbitz, you can book cruises, flights, car rentals, hotels, and excursions. You can redeem your frequent flyer miles on their site when paying for your trip. They even have their own reward program called Orbucks to earn points every time you book a trip on their site. When booking a cruise, you can even book up to two years in advance.
They are known for having more flexible itinerary searches in comparison to other online travel sites. Not only does the filter search show flexible dates, but flexible weekends and months as well. If finding the best deal is what you’re after and your dates are fixed, then Kayak is the best travel site for you. The service searches for the best price among hundreds of travel sites. So you wouldn’t be booking directly with Kayak but you’ll be redirected to the relevant airline’s site you’ve selected to finalize your booking.
You can’t go wrong using any one of these sites to finalize your travel plans. Now all that’s left to do is get packing. Safe travels!