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Travel Sites

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The travel sites listed here represent some of the most popular ones on the web. They let you make search for fares, make reservations and buy tickets on-line. Unless otherwise noted, they cover both leisure and business travelers and have worldwide coverage.
 

Web Travel Site Ratings
  

  • ConsumerWebWatch  The Consumer WebWatch researches web sites, including travel sites, and evaluates their information. It is a project of Consumer Union. They have a report on travel under the Research Reports section which you can download as a pdf document.
     
  • ConsumerSearch-Travel Sites  Their Travel Sites review is excellent.  They also mention the other sources of travel site evaluations.  Here is a link to their travel site comparison chart.  They also have a good overview of the 3 types of travel sites.
     
  • Kiplinger-Travel Sites Review  Good review of travel sites. Or search their site for more travel articles.
     
  • If you know of other web sites or publications that have rated Internet travel agencies, please send an email to us at feedback

Popular Travel Sites

Services Offered

  Travel Search

airfares, cruises, car rentals, hotels

Kayak  Best United States travel search site as rated by ConsumerSearch
Mobissimo  Best international travel search site as rated by ConsumerSearch
Sidestep  
   

Travel Agencies

airfares, cruises, car rentals, hotels, vacation packages

Expedia-USA   -International Popular, online, full-service travel and reservations.
Travelocity Popular, online, full-service travel and reservations.
American Express Travel Well known travel company.
Thomas Cook Well known travel company.
Travel Agencies Our Travel Science Travel Agencies page with more links.
   

Travel Discounts

airfares, cruises, car rentals, hotels

Priceline Best travel discount prices as rated by ConsumerSearch
Travel Discounts Our Travel Science Travel Discount page with more links.
   

Airfare Search

 

Kayak Best time-pressed airfare website as rated by Kiplinger.com
FareCast Best deals airfare website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Lowestravel.com Best international airfare website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Sidestep Popular airfare search site.
Opodo A European site that is a consortium of European airlines.
Qixo Best global search site as rated by Money Magazine.
Airfares Our comprehensive Travel Science Airfare page.
   

Train Search

 
RailEurope Best website for European rail travel as rated by Travel Science
Amtrak United States passenger service timetable and reservations
Luxury Trains Our Travel Science Luxury Train page with world coverage.
RoutesInternational-Trains Best website for Worldwide rail travel as rated by Travel Science
Train Travel Our Travel Science Train Travel page with world coverage.
   

Hotel Search

 
Orbitz Best hotel prices as rated by ConsumerSearch
Priceline Best deal hotel website as rated by Kiplinger.com
TripAdvisor Best time-pressed hotel website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Hotels Our Travel Science Hotels page with extensive coverage.
   

Car Rental Sites

 
Orbitz Best time-pressed car rental website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Hotwire Best deal car rental website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Auto Europe Best European car rental website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Car Rentals This is the Travel Science Car Rental page.
   

Travel Packages

 
Expedia-USA   -International Best travel package prices as rated by ConsumerSearch
Site59.com Best last minute vacation package as rated by Kiplinger.com
   

Luxury Travel

 
Priceline Best luxury hotel prices as rated by ConsumerSearch
Luxury Travel This is the Travel Science Luxury Travel page.
   

Cruise Ship Sites

 
CruiseCompete Best Cruise website as rated by Kiplinger.com
CruiseMate Most useful cruise reviews website as rated by Kiplinger.com
Cruise Travel This is the Travel Science Cruise Travel page.
   
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