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Online Travel Sales: The Right Way

Jul 1, 2008
Online travel sales are probably going to account for almost half of the travel market by 2010. There is no doubt that one of the best, if not the best way to get travel deals is through websites that offer online travel deals.

This includes two separate types of websites. One includes the standard travel websites. This would include Expedia and Travelocity among others.

The other, is the travel search engine, which would include Kayak and SideStep among others. No matter how you decide to book your travel, the sales in online travel websites is going to increase, and most likely, the reason has everything to do with the terrific deals offered online.

- Online Travel Sales: What Now?

It is obvious that this means there are a lot of choices when it comes to finding travel deals online. Here is a breakdown of the biggest names in travel sales online today.

- Travel Search Engines:

There are three online travel search engines that you should check out before committing yourself to a discounted airline ticket, car rental, cruise line or travel package. Remember that these travel search engines are different then travel websites, in that they offer a broader search that will cover searches for hundreds of smaller travel deal websites.

Travel Search Engines Include:

- Kayak
- SideStep
- Mobissimo

- Travel Websites:

There are at least four travel websites that you should look into before deciding which online travel sale to decide on. Remember that these are different then travel search engines, in that they stand on their own ground and usually sell you deals through the airlines.

Travel Websites Include:

- Orbitz
- Expedia
- Travelocity
- Priceline

The Differences in These Online Travel Sales Websites
Just like any other comparison on the web, there are going to be a lot of similarities and just a few differences in each. One thing is for sure, the travel websites, are going to have more flexibility and for the time being, offer better travel package deals then the travel search engines.

This is not to say that travel search engines don't have a lot to offer for the online deal searcher. On the contrary, the travel search engines might be a great place to start. Regardless of which website, and which type of website you decide to find your online travel deal on, you are sure to find a great sale on travel online. Just stick to the websites mentioned in this article, and you will have no problem finding great travel deals at affordable prices.
About the Author
Seth Daugherty has a B.S. in Instructional Technology and is currently getting his masters degree in
library and information science. To find more Travel Deals Online go to TheOnlineTravelDirectory.Info
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