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Top 10 Travel Sites 2015

Online travel sites let you be your own travel agent. Plan your trips or vacation and make reservations quickly with just a few mouse clicks. With those kinds of website becoming more and more popular and diversified, in below, we list out Top 10 Best Travel Sites from which you could easily find one to specifically fulfill your needs.

Tripadvisor

tripadviserTripadvisor is one of the largest and most popular tourist community in the  world. As the world’s first travel review site, it has a visitor volume of 35 million per month and more than 10 million registered members, of course the number is increasing.

One of the most prominent characteristic of TripAdvisor is that traveler’s can post their real comments on the website. It is an early adopter of user-generated content, and all the website services are free to users. TripAdvisor has substations in the United States, Britain, Spain, India, China and many other places, with the information of more 400,000 hotels and 90,000 scenic spots.

TripAdvisor provides users with timely and credible global tourism information, thoughtful and objective hotel reviews, hotel indexes, hotel selection tools, hotel prices comparison searching, as well as travel photo sharing, video uploading and online communication services.

As long as you sign in , you can have your own profile and a world map. Give the place you are looking for a little click on the map, and choose the option of “been,want to go or fave”, you can customize a personal travel map for yourself. If you sign in with your facebook account, all these information can be post on your facebook page, meanwhile you will be able to check out your friends’ activities as well.

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Expedia

expediaExpedia is the biggest online travel company . Unlike tripadvisor, it is a website that provides booking services of hotels and airplanes, with Existing business units throughout the United States, Canada, France, Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. It’s business accounts for about one third of the global online travel market. Expedia provides services of ticket booking and car renting, covers more than 3000 hotels located worldwide with a great rate. Detailed information of every hotels can be browsed online.

All you need to do is type your ideal price and area in the searching bar, you can get the real-time and correct quotation immediately. Hotel details and guest reviews can be seen on this website. Beyond doubt, Expedia is an excellent assistant for travel.

Priceline

price1Priceline is currently the largest online travel company in America. Once you enter this website, the most intuitive optional project would be hotel, flights, cars, vacation packages and cruises. Priceline is a typical network brokerage, it provides an information platform for buyers and sellers, so that the trades can be made and both sides will be able to benefit from each other. Consumers can select their ideal hotel according to the pictures, instructions, maps, and customer reviews, and pay their fee base on the price released on the website.

The most attractive characteristic of Priceline is the original idea of “Name your own price”. Customers just need to input their destination and other information, they are given the right to bid for the price you are looking for. How fascinating this sounds! This mode allows consumers to request the price of certain services or commodities that you are willing to pay, and Priceline shall be responsible for looking for the supplier who would be like to sell at the price set by the consumers from its own database. This creative function really achieved the concept of customers decide their own consumption.

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Agoda

agodaAgoda is a well-known online hotel reservation company, mainly concentrated in hotels of China, Japan, South Korea, southeast Asia, and Australia. It is committed to providing the lowest prices, and the global network of Agoda reservation system includes more than 357,000 hotels worldwide, among them, more than 90,00 are in the Asia Pacific region.

Combining advanced technology and humanized service is the unique feature of Agoda. Online hotel reservation service of this site support 37 languages, and the company hired a multilingual customer service staff work all year long to help customers solve their problem in a quick and efficient way.

If you want to book a room from on Agoda, do prepare a visa or master card, and a valid email address. After your reservation is succeed, don’t forget to print your hotel vouchers to ensure you can check-in without any problem.

Booking

booking2Booking.com B.V. is based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and is supported internationally by 110 offices in over 50 countries around the world. It has the resource of more than 360,000 hotels, apartments, villas and more. The eye-catching sign “booking now, pay when you stay” on their home page gives the customers a good reason to choose Booking.com. Most of the hotel-booking websites require customers to pay when they are booking the rooms. Also this website won’t charge you any booking fee, and with a communicating platform gusts can publish unbiased reviews.

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Hotels

hotelHotels.com offers the choice of over 168,000 hotels in more than 60 countries. Its hotel reviews will help customers to find the best deal in the right location. Whether you are travelling last minute, as a family or need a hotel for business you can find the right hotel deal on Hotels.com. A 24 hour phone line is available if you would prefer to speak to someone. In the right part of their home page, you can find a sign says “red hot sale”, and all their big discount can be easily find there.

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What is noteworthy is that they have a special reward called “Our Loyalty Program”, which means you get 1 night for free if you have collected 10 nights. This is a smart strategy to attract customers and to prevent customer defections.

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Travelocity

travelocityTravelocity is an online travel agency and dependently managed subsidiary of Sabre Holdings Corporation. Travelocity is easily accessible to you on mobile, on Facebook, on Twitter and so forth. It offers all kinds of top deals every day. There are more than 240,000 hotels and over 130 airlines available on Travelocity.com. What’s more, you can plan your trip inspired by over 3 million guest reviews here. All in all, Travelocity is of great help to offer best deals on flights, hotels and even flight+hotel vacations.

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U.S. News Travel

USNewsU.S. News Travel analyzes thousands of travel guides, user reviews, and online sources to provide you with the Vacation Rankings, Hotel Rankings, and Travel Guides. This website demonstrates what both travelers and travel professionals say about where to stay and what to do in most popular travel destinations in the world. The rankings are based on collective opinions of users and travel critics. Here visitors can gain the necessary knowledge about travel destinations worldwide.

KAYAK

kayak1KAYAK was acquired by The Priceline Group in 2012, but Kayak operates independently as a subsidiary of The Priceline Group. KAYAK is a travel search engine focusing on making online travel better by comparing hundreds of travel sites right away. Both the website and its free mobile app are able to help people to compare a large number of travel sites with one search in an easy way. Most importantly, the website provides local versions of KAYAK in 31 countries as well as 17 languages. In 2009, Time named KAYAK to its list of the 50 Best Websites of that year.

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Wikitravel

wikitravelWikitravel contains various free, complete, up-to-date, timely and reliable world-wide travel guides based on the collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the world. In the spirit of sharing knowledge, Wikitravel enables any Internet reader to create, update, edit, and illustrate any article on the Web site.

Written by Miranda Zhang

Miranda Zhang

Miranda is an experienced book reviewers with a master degree in English Literature and Critici. She like reading books and travelling.

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