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How To Book Travel Deals In 2013: Use A Travel Search Engine

Using a "Travel Search Engine" makes it easier for any consumer to instantly find the lowest rates in travel. In 2013, the best way to shop for travel is to use these travel websites.

In the 90's one of the best developments on the web was the creation of online travel booking sites such as Priceline and Orbitz. It made searching for travel deals and booking travel much easier. 

In the past few years, we've seen a new development with travel booking sites. The new "Travel Search Engines" have made it even easier to shop for travel deals. These sites simply search 100s of different travel sites for you and then post the lowest rates on hotels and flights.

The idea behind it is:

"Why Search only 1 Travel Site At A Time When They Can Search Over 100 For You?"

It makes sense right?  

However, according to a 2012 report from Google, the average consumer is not taking full advantage of "Travel Search Engines".  According to Google, the average shopper still visits 22 different travel sites before booking.

22 sites?  That is a lot of wasted time and effort.

Instead of bouncing around from travel site to travel site, there is an easier way to instantly find the lowest rates.

One of the most popular "Travel Search Engines" is Kayak.com.

In 2012, a new travel search engine was launched at BestTravelCoupon.com. This site uses different search tools then Kayak.  It allows users to instantly search hundreds of different travel sites and pulls up more lodging and flight options then any other travel site.

According to the travel website review site Travel-Search-Engines.com, BestTravelCoupon.com was ranked the best online travel booking site. They mentioned it had the largest inventory of hotels and "consistently posted the lowest rates of any travel site".

A great feature when searching for hotels on BestTravelCoupon.com is this site posts your total hotel price immediately. Just about every travel site will post a "nightly rate" but then add an additional fee when you book. This usually increases the cost by another 15-20% and you don't see this fee until your ready to input your credit card information.

The site pulls up more hotel options then you would see if you were limiting your search to one travel site. This is the beauty of these travel search websites. They allow you to easily see more travel options and make it easier to find a deal.

Here is an example of several price comparisons where this travel search engine beats the best rates on Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cheaptickets and many more:

Click Here For Price Comparison

So...the next time you need to book a hotel or flight...save time and use a "Travel Search Engine".

 

 

 

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Chris Locke January 08, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Here is an excellent example of why it's simply smarter to use a "Travel Search Engine" over a single travel booking site such as Expedia: http://besttravelcoupon.com/blog/orlando-hotel-deals-peabody-hotel-orlando/ On this link above you'll see the "Travel Search Engine" searches Expedia but also many other sites. For this hotel in Orlando it was able to find a hotel rate that was close to 60% LOWER than Expedia. The hotel was the Peabody Hotel in Orlando for 2 nights. Total Cost On Expedia: $608 Total Cost On BestTravelCoupon.com: $260 That's close to 60% lower. If you do a search on BestTravelCoupon.com and a site such as Expedia has the lowest rate, well...you'll see Expedia posted at the top of the search results with the direct link to book. It's a fast and smart way to shop for travel deals. Do you want another GREAT travel resource? How about your in a city and decide to stay an extra night or you jumped in a car for a quick road trip to Vegas or SF? Well...there is a free app that provides HUGE discounts on "last second" hotel bookings. The only thing is you have to book the same day as your arrival. It's a free app. Definitely worth adding to your phone. Get it here: HotelTonight.com.
Kevin Joseph April 17, 2013 at 04:45 AM
UPDATE: Get the app from BestTravelCoupon.com on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TravelSearchEngine Allows you to instantly search over 100 different travel sites.

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