Holiday Travel Resources

 

Travel Resources

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Below are a few links to the most popular and respected sites offering the best deals on airline bookings, hotel accommodation and car hire. Also included are a few more travel resources to make your holiday travel easier and more comfortable.

Airline Tickets

Once you know your itinerary, it’s time to book your airline tickets. The two best resources for tickets are:
Expedia
Travelocity

It’s always a good idea to compare prices. So check for tickets on both sites and then also visit the individual airline websites to see whether you are getting a good deal.

Accommodation

Sometimes the choice of accommodation can be overwhelming. Set a budget or decide on the type of accommodation – hotel, hostel, bed & breakfast, camping sites etc. – and then proceed with your search.

The most comprehensive site for hotel choices, reviews and candid photographs is:
TripAdvisor
Once you’ve decided on the hotel you are looking for, also visit your selected hotel’s website to compare room rates.
For hostels, bed and breakfast places, villa rentals and camping sites, you will need to do a search based on the specific location on the net.

Car Hire

The big travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, TripAdvisor etc. offer car hire options. Listed below are some sites dedicated to car hire:
Avis
Hertz
Budget
Europcar

Currency Converter

If you would like to know the exchange rate for the currency of the country you are visiting, check out these sites:

XE
x-rates

Visas

Countries frequently change their visa rules so it’s advisable to check the most up-to-date rules on their individual websites and find out what travel permits and documents you will need.

Travel Guides

It’s definitely worth buying a guide once you know where you are headed. Decisions about what to see, where to eat, when to visit, where to shop etc. become so much easier and rewarding. Climate, history, insights into people and their culture, commonly used phrases etc. are all included.
Here are a few guidebooks that provide a wealth of information:
Lonely Planet
Insight Guides
Rough Guides

Travel Insurance too plays an important part in your holiday travel plans. It can be tailored to meet your individual requirements. So do take the time and effort to find an insurance package that meets your needs.

Posted by on July 27th, 2009

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