Choosing an Online Travel Site

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A complete hotel search engine website, TheTravelingClown.com, which searches over 230,000 hotel properties. This same site also searches for airline and car rental prices.

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Choosing an Online Travel Site

  1. 1. ==== ====The Traveling Clown - Save on online travel, international travel, airlines and car share searchingtravel siteswww.TheTravelingClown.com==== ====I have used many of the popular travel sites and have found that when comparing prices theyhave all given me the same price for airfare inquires. However, hotel prices have varied noticeablyfrom site to site. While airfare seems to be relatively fixed for any given day and time, hotel pricescan change based on days and length of stay.Any travel site should allow you to price different departure and return days and times with avariety of hotels too chose from, but the better travel sites allow you to save itineraries to youraccount without obligation to purchase. It is frustrating to research a trip on a travel site only tolose it because the page timed out or you accidentally closed a browser window. All travel sitesoffer convenience, thats the what using the internet is about. But trusting the site youveresearched on and put together your next vacation not to over charge with hidden fees or last-minute price changes, means being able to reach them by more than just a contact us link or emailaddress.After every booking I recommend calling the booking website and confirming your recentpurchase. Therefore, make sure your site of choice has a legitimate phone number. There havebeen times when calling the number on the site has saved me money. Recently, I needed tochange a return flight on my vacation. The booking site gave me a direct number to the airline andthe airline reduced my changing fee. Now, you can purchase airline tickets at a price were thechange fee would be waived if you had to make a change, it is more money and may pay off if youare flying multiple segments or will travel to more than one destination during your trip.Purchasing the hotel separate from the airfare can save you money if you can take advantage oflast-minute deals. Though it is comforting to know that your whole trip is covered from the startwith one purchase, waiting to book and purchase your hotel weeks before your trip can often saveyou money. However, the down side is you may not get to stay in the hotel you want. Still,separately purchasing the hotel allows you the ability to change where you are staying and leavesthe airfare untouched.The purpose of online travel sites are to make planning and purchasing your next trip easy andaffordable. When it gets to hard; you cant find the travel dates you want. Or, its no longeraffordable; all the low price seats are booked. Try again later, people change their mind and onlinebooking is a good way to take advantage of that.Tom Bolotow resides in Portland, Oregon and writes articles based on experiences and topics ofinterest. Toms website http://www.finditandmore.com
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