Travel Sites Travel Sites Reviews & Prices

Travel sites have been making their way into the mainstream booking process for some time now. Comparing prices on everything from flights, cruises, hotel rooms and other activities is made easy through some of the top names in travel sites. Travelers are given the chance to compare prices across multiple booking sites simultaneously, minimizing the risk of overpaying for a reservation simply because they were unaware of their options. Each site has its strong suit, whether it be finding the lowest prices on last-minute bookings, group rates, travel rewards benefits or even search filters designed to customize the perfect vacation or business trip. We've compared some of the top travel and booking services and tested various flights, hotel reservations and car rentals for both domestic and international trips to determine each one's strengths and weaknesses.

Travel Sites Comparison Chart

Service Name & RatingAvailable to BookBest forCompetitive Pricing*Loyalty ProgramSearch FiltersMobile AppBottom Line
Expedia Flights, hotels, cars, cruises, vacation packages and activities Families or vacationers with a departure date at least six weeks awayYesiPhone, Android, Windows Bright, inviting interface offers users a pleasant experience and options for a tailor-made vacation; features some of the lowest prices available for flights and hotels
Hotwire Flights, hotels, cars and vacation packagesSemi-experienced travelers without a need for step-by-step assistanceNo iPhone, Android Simplistic approach to booking the basics; uncluttered interface and low prices offered to travelers looking for a quick and efficient reservation process
Orbitz Flights, hotels, cars, cruises, vacation packages and activities Frequent and experienced travelersYesiPhone, Android Intensive and interactive forum for the experienced traveler; low prices are available for those willing to do some digging
Priceline Flights, hotels, cars, cruises and vacation packagesTravelers with enough booking experience to place relevant bids on reservationsYesiPhone, Android Geared toward travelers with some flexibility; allows users without concrete travel dates to place bids and enjoy marginally lower prices
CheapAir Flights, hotels and carsTravelers who are able to book well in advanceNo N/A Simple and clear-cut approach to travel and booking services at fair prices; customizable deals and focused results but few filter options
Service Name & RatingAvailable to BookBest forCompetitive Pricing*Loyalty ProgramSearch FiltersMobile AppBottom Line
Booking.com Hotels onlyBusiness travelers or large partiesNo iPhone, Android Lodging options only available for booking; helpful and clear-cut approach to online hotel reservations
TripAdvisor Flights, hotels, vacation rentals, restaurant reservationsInternational and last-minute travelersNo iPhone, Android Somewhat cluttered interface and overwhelming number of pop-up offers are distracting from an otherwise helpful and thorough travel site
Travelocity Flights, hotels, cars, cruises, vacation packages and activitiesTravelers booking vacation packagesNo iPhone, Android User-friendly and simple service with standard search features and filters; helpful for those looking to book more than one reservation simultaneously, but somewhat lackluster in specific search tools
Hotels.com Hotels, vacation packages and activitiesTravelers needing last-minute hotel reservationsYesiPhone, Android, Windows Simplistic approach to booking hotel reservations; highly specific search filters are a singular bright spot in an otherwise frustrating booking process

*These ratings are based on the prices we received when testing both domestic and international trips (see Price Competitiveness and Packages section of the review for more details)


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