Digital News Report- Cheap vacations are available for those who are willing to work for it. According to Barbara Messing, vice president of Travel-Ticker.com, it will be a great year for travelers because of the poor economy. Hotel rooms will be cheaper and airlines will offer cheaper fairs due to the lower fuel costs. But many travel booking websites are offering deals and features of their own, which is making planning your dream vacation much easier.
The website LastMinuteTravel.com is offering “the entire world for a dollar per night.” For fifteen minutes per day, five days in a row late January/early February 2009, every room in its inventory of over 15,000 global hotel partners will sell at this extremely low price. “This sale is very real,” explains Uri Argov, President and CEO of Last Minute Travel. “Because we guarantee our hotel partners are paid for all inventory listed with us, we can invest a half-million dollars in room revenue to drive travelers to our improved site.”
By visiting their website and registering, participants will receive clues, scavenger-hunt style, via email, about the days and times that these deals will be available. The name of the hotel is kept secret during booking, but reviled after making the reservation. There is also the Last Minute Travel Club travelers up to 65 percent in savings for each hotel booking. During the sale, members of the travel club will be ahead of the game, receiving email clues before other registered users.
For cheap airfare, Kayak.com allows you to compare 140 different websites with one click. It allows you to open up new windows with other top booking websites including Hotwire, Vayama, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, Airfare.com to compare their supposed “deals.” With comparisons so easily accessible, it’s simple to find out which website and airline offers the best deal for your travel needs. It is no longer necessary to visit every single website and type in your information repeatedly, which can be a time consuming and monotonous task.