We have planned and booked holidays and tours all around the world and the companies listed below are the trusted ones we always use and recommend. By using a combination and some good planning you will find your perfect holiday and save yourself some money in the process.
Expedia is great, covers everything you need from hotels flights and things to do. We often use Expedia for its multi-centre option when we hop around different places. The site is easy to use and often has deals and you can earn points too.
Booking.com is great for finding cheap hotels and accommodation. They provide excellent landing pages for thing like hotels in National Parks and other areas of interest. Their app is also great if you are on the move!
We had one of the best holidays we have had thanks to TUI. Their prices are excellent and great value for families. We got a 12 island caribbean cruise for an amazing price so we highly recommend TUI, especially for family holidays.
We use Hotels.com frequently as it offers a points system so we have had a few free nights away thanks to this. You often find great deals on there too. The map filter is particularly good if you are looking to stay near points of interest.
Trivago compares hotel prices globally in just a few clicks from more than 400 booking sites finding you the best deal possible. We always use Trivago to compare prices and find the best deal. Mix using this with the sites directly.
Priceline allows you to bid for hotels and save more money than just booking directly using the “Name your own price tool”. You can however find great deals using Priceline for both hotels and flights regardless.
If you are taking a family holiday to Thailand or Asia then look no further than Agoda. They have some amazing prices for hotels, sometimes up to 79% off accommodation. Be sure to compare with other sites too.
Airbnb is a trusted accommodation alternative connecting homeowners who rent out their place to you. Allowing you to book unique accommodations around the world for the fraction of the price you would pay for a hotel.
Skyscanner is our first stop for flights deals. It searches all airlines finding all prices on a specific date, month or the whole year. If you are unsure where you want to go just select “everywhere” and it will find the cheapest deals for you.
Google Flights is also another great tool to use for finding flight deals. It lets you search for flights around the world on a map so you can view the cheapest destination, it also suggests different dates for cheaper flights.
If you are looking for multi-centre or around the world trips then Airtreks is the place to go. You can plot your itinerary using their map tool, then they will piece to find the best deals for you using multiple airlines for your whole trip.
Momondo is a great tool as they search all the small booking sites that no one else does, often finding your flights cheaper. They also like Skyscanner offer a calendar view so you can see when the cheapest time to fly is.
There is a tab on Expedia now, where you can book tours, making Expedia the one stop shop for booking your holiday. Again offering great savings compared to original prices. We did this last time we went to NYC.
On our 12 island Caribbean cruise we researched every single tour and booked them all through Trip Advisor, saving ourselves a small fortune. Every tour we did was amazing and highly recommend doing this.
Rentalcars is our first choice in car rental, we have never had any problems using them. They have a wide selection of vehicles and cover loads of destinations. You can pick up from one airport and drop off at another.
If you are travelling around Europe seeing multiple destinations it’s a good idea to get a rail pass. We have used Rail Europe on our last trip around Italy and we saved money by doing so, highly recommended.
Airparks offers airport parking deals saving up to 60% by pre-booking your airport parking at Gatwick, Manchester, Heathrow, Stansted and all major UK Airports. This beats paying for a return taxi from the airport!
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