Planning a get-away? Want to check out the latest and greatest travel planning sites, but don't know where to start? Look no further. We've compiled a list of top-rated and newest travel planning websites to assist you with your upcoming travel planning.
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- KAYAK.COM - Kayak's website has become a one-stop shop for everything travel, providing information on airfare and hotel rates, fare alerts and real-time deals. The app lets you search and book on the fly, access information on airports and airline fees, and receive price and fare tracker alerts.
- HIPMUNK.COM - This hot young travel-booking site and 2012 Webby nominee is a smart, slick way to book flights and hotels; flight results are shown in a visual timeline format, while hotel options are presented on local maps.
- TRIPTUNER.COM - No idea where you want to go? Do you want "relaxing" or "active" or somewhere in the middle? "Bikini" weather or "parka" weather? An "urban/lively" spot or a "remote/quiet" one? With Triptuner, by using a panel of six sliders to "tune" your trip, you can narrow in on the perfect destination for you.
- TRIVAGO.COM - Trivago, an easy-to-use metasearch site, allows you to compare several hotels at once. Trivago can be especially helpful in more unusual destinations.
- OYSTER.COM - This hotel review site shows the “real” side of hotels out there. No fake images. No fake reviews. Just the raw, uncut version, so you know exactly what to expect when booking your hotel.
- BOOKING.COM - This hotel reservations website is a part of Priceline.com, but it allows you to see room prices at the beginning of your reservation search; Booking.com was ranked number one in overall satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates.
- YAPTA.COM - Track the price of specific flights and receive best-price alerts. Yapta also accommodates refunds if the flight price falls after you purchase.
- VAYAMA.COM - Vayama is a flight search engine that specializes in international routes - the Achilles' heel of the sites you already use. Vayama seems to know about more airlines and often finds two one-way flights on different airlines that beat out a round-trip flight on a single one.
- BING.COM/TRAVEL - Bing Travel has a nifty "Price Predictor" which answers the question "when is the best time to buy?" This feature tells customers to wait or buy tickets when they're searching for flights in the U.S., Canada and to most worldwide destinations. Bing's airfare predictions are based on a wide sweep of 100+ travel sites, historical airfare data, trends, patterns and simulation technology.
- PACKING PRO - Do you struggle to remember everything you need to pack for vacation? If you’re like most travelers, the minute you get on the plane you remember what you forgot to pack. With Packing Pro you can create your own travel packing lists or choose from one of their templates, including business, camping, family, etc. It’s only $2.99 for iPhone/iPad users.
- FLIGHTTRACK PRO - Hate trekking through the airport to find the display screens to check the status of your flight? Or perhaps you didn’t hear the announcement on the plane of your departure gate about your connecting flight? No worries. This app will keep you updated on flight times, terminals, and gate numbers as well as maps of the terminals. It even takes in to consideration historical data to forecast delays. Once Fast Park gets you effortlessly to the airport, FlightTrack Pro will help put your mind at ease. Android, BlackBerry and iPhone/iPad users can get the app for $9.99.