What are the best online travel services to plan your holiday travel and winter getaways?

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    #1Expedia

    Expedia

    Expedia.com is a travel app and website owned by Expedia Inc. It allows you to book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions and services via the internet or telephone agents.

    Websites

    Free

    Kyle Wade
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Of all the travel websites, this one specializes in car rental customization. I attend business meetings so it is very helpful that I can choose the time and set the place for pick up and drop off. Great pick!"
  2. 20

    #2Booking

    Booking
    Booking is a travel fare aggregator website which offers big savings on hotels in 96,000 destinations worldwide. You can even browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
    Websites

    Free

    Aurora Zepeda
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I had to cancel my booking last minute before my check in bcos I had to run some errands in a nearby city. Thank you Booking, I didn't need to contact my hotel to personally cancel. It did the job for me."
  3. 19

    #3Airfarewatchdog

    Airfarewatchdog

    Airfarewatchdog is a website where you can discover airfare deals, cheap flights, and money-saving tips from its airfare experts to help you find the best deals for your trips. You can even track prices with its fare watcher alerts. 

    Websites

    Free

    Linda Reed
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I am always a spontaneous traveler all my life. And I think this is why Airfarewatchdog stands out for me. I like booking airfare in an instant and the site does the research and all for me, while I am out working. The last-minute fares are not as expensive as what other travel services offer. Thanks!"
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    #4Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Jacob Stewart
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "My go-to app whenever I travel abroad especially in a totally foreign place to me. Last month, I went to New York City but I couldn't book a room in NYC, instead I booked in Jersey through airbnb. I hope to travel to Asia this holiday season."
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    #5Airhelp

    Airhelp

    Airhelp exists to help airline passengers receive the compensation they are legally entitled if they experience a flight cancellation, delay or disruption when flying into or out of the European Union.

    Websites

    Price upon request

    Debra Castillo
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I feel secure as they offer compensation for the delayed flights. It happened to me once while I was ain a quick weekend getaway. Sht happens sometimes but I am lucky to have that privilege. A big thanks to Airhelp!"
  3. 6

    #6CheapAir

    CheapAir

    CheapAir is a flight website that provides airfare for both fixed and flexible dates. Based in California, this site also provides hotel and rent-a-car services for its users. 

    Websites

    Free

    Evelyn McDonald
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Spending my holidays in Las Vegas, Nevada this year with my husband!!! We are flying on the 22nd of December and flying out on the 27th. I was able to book a room in Flamingo Las Vegas. for just less than $40 per night. Big discount!"
  4. 5

    #7CheapOair

    CheapOair

    CheapOair is your personal travel agent where you can easily book your travels online from cheap flight tickets, hotels, and car rentals deals. It has a 24/7 customer support service which can assist you with your concerns. 

    Websites

    Free

    Judith Mason
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Planning to have a quick getaway this Dec 1. Planning to visit my relaties in Orlando. This site offers less than $100 fare. Is that okay? I need your recommendations...TY!"
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    #8TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor is a travel and restaurant website which allows you to book hotels, restaurants or even flights. You can even read the opinions of other users to know more about the place you want to visit. 

    Websites

    Free

    Roger Jordan
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Very useful when you want to know how the place looks like, how it feels like to stay in there, or how's the service, or the food...all these reviewers are knowledgeable so I trust them. Any solo traveler this coming holiday season? Let's backpack!"
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    #9OneTravel

    OneTravel

    OneTravel is a travel website where you can find and book discounted airfares, airline tickets, or great vacation packages to your favorite destinations around the world. This has been awarded the 2012 Travel Weekly Magellan Award. 

    Websites

    Free

    María Jaramillo
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I read about a bad experience of a mother online carrying a baby...can someone verifiy this? I am planning to travel with my baby this holiday..."
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    #10Priceline

    Priceline

    Priceline is an online platform where you can get the best discount on rental cars, cheap hotels reservations, and affordable flight tickets for your travels. This also has a 24/7 customer service to assist you. 

    Websites

    Elizabeth Reynolds
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "If you are cheapskate like me and always travels on a tight budget this might just also work wor you. I recommend Expedia and Priceline for the cheapest flights and rentals during holiday season. Also booking.com if you like to try. Well, I love them three."
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    #11Reservations.com

    Reservations.com

    Reservations.com is an online hotel booking platform which will help its users to decide the best option for their hotel reservations. Its website is user-friendly and offers details such as pricing information, reviews, and descriptions. 

    Websites

    Free

    Sharon Green
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Okay props to their 24/7 customer support!!!! Fast-paced booking (almost instant i must say) and approachable attendants."
  9. 3

    #12VRBO

    VRBO

    VRBO is the world's leader in vacation rental since 1995, which is part of the HomeAway Family, offering the largest selection of properties to rent for any occasion or budget anywhere in the world. 

    Websites

    Free

    Vicente Vásquez
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Unique site as I dont need to open another tab to locate the destinations on the map. The dream destinations are listed with the average price per night of the accommodations. "
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    #13BookingBuddy

    BookingBuddy

    BookingBuddy is a website that features affordable travel packages, hotel accommodation deals,  and cheap flights. It allows users to book instantly and avail of the discounts they offer. It has no booking fee.

    Websites

    Free

    Alice Walker
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Surprisngily they also have cruise packages. I really want to try cruising this coming holiday. Their booking fee is definitely free. I landed here because they sent me an emal that a good deal is up for grab. Thank you BookingBuddy, BB!"
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    #14Iberia

    Iberia

    Iberia, legally known as Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, is an airline that is considered to be the flag carrier of Spain. It is based on Madrid, but this website features online booking of affordable flights.

    Websites

    Free

    Rosa María Soto
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "What else is new, Ibera is the flag carrier of my beloved country so I recommend it. If your they have packages like airfare + hotel accommodation, cheap bundles. My relatives from the USA also uses this site because it offers pretty cheap airfare."
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    #15Roomdi

    Roomdi

    Roomdi is an online travel service website that lets users book cheap hotels in the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, USA, Caribbean, and many more. It features free administration fees and a secure process.

    Websites

    Free

    Yan Jiang
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "In terms of interface, this works just like the tripadvisor,, just in case you wanna check out some accommodations..they have helpful reviews together with ratings and variation of prices. Is anyone going to travel to Spain this year? I wanna visit Barcelona."

Summary

Best What are the best online travel services to plan your holiday travel and winter getaways
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ExpediaWebsites 26 Free
2BookingWebsites 20 Free
3AirfarewatchdogWebsites 19 Free
4AirbnbWebsites 14 Free
5AirhelpWebsites 7 Free
6CheapAirWebsites 6 Free
7CheapOairWebsites 5 Free
8TripAdvisorWebsites 4 Free
9OneTravelWebsites 3 Free
10Priceline Websites 3 Free
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