Planning a vacation can be exciting and exhilarating, but it can also be stressful and time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. That’s why we’ve covered some of the best places to find vacation deals online.
1. AAA Travel Services
If you are an AAA member, you know that great deals and rewards come along with your membership. However, you may not know just how great their travel deals are. Their travel services can help save you money on your next vacation, cruise, or business trip, and help save you time planning it as well.
That’s because you will have your own local AAA travel agent to help streamline the process. They can help you find the perfect services to fit your schedule and budget, without spending much time comparing prices. They even offer last-minute travel deals for any impromptu vacations or business trips. Finally, you can find freebies on the site, like a free car rental for a day, to complete your trip.
2. Costco Travel
You also probably didn’t know that Costco offers some of the best vacation deals online, all with the great customer service they’re known for. You may be eligible for special member perks, like room upgrades, spa credits, and more. Costco Travel also has a Low Price Finder, where it will compare all online coupons and deals to find you the lowest prices possible.
3. Booking Sites
Discount booking sites can help you find the best deals on airfare, lodging, car rentals, food, and entertainment. They can even help you find all-inclusive travel packages that have everything you need, which will save you the stress of searching through various discounts. Some of the most common booking sites include Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, Kayak, Cheapflights.com, Priceline, VacationRentals.com, and Hotels.com. (See also: 40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune)
While all booking sites work similarly, many people prefer Kayak. Forbes also recommends Kayak because it searches a large database of fares to find you the absolute cheapest option. It can even compare months of fares to help you find the cheapest day to travel. Travelers find the interface very easy to use and navigate, taking the stress and guesswork out of planning your trip, all while saving you money. (See also: Best Credit Cards for Online Booking Sites)
If you don’t feel comfortable reserving your flight, hotel, or rental car through a booking site, simply go directly to the service provider and ask if they can price match the estimate you found on a booking site. Most hotels and airlines also place deals directly on their sites, which may be the same deals you would find on a booking site.