Best Travel Booking Sites

Welcome to the travel sites page. This travel resource lists the best booking sites for travel.

I personally use and recommend the booking sites on this list, and I have created this as an easy bookmark.

Airfares

So far there is no one airfare booking site to rule them all. I use the main comparison sites, which searches and compares the major travel agent sites.

Skyscanner

Skyscanner.com

A metasearch flight comparison website that compares airfare booking sites and official airline sites.
Skyscanner

Momondo

Momondo

Momondo is another flight search site that I use often. If I’m doing a complex search (with two or more stops) I like to compare the comparison sites for different results.
Momondo

Vayama

Vayama

Vayama is an online travel agency that specialise in international air travel. I have found them especially useful when reserving flights on airlines with dodgy booking pages. Vayama have have a clean and simple booking page which is a delight to use.
Vayama

Accommodation

Hotels Combined

Hotels Combined

There are hundreds of hotel booking sites out there so the best way to search is to use a search aggregator. Hotels Combined searches hundreds of booking sites and list the results on one page.
Hotels Combined

Agoda

Agoda

Agoda are based in Bangkok and are especially strong for Asia hotel bookings, though nowadays they have cheap hotel deals worldwide.
Agoda

Booking.com

Booking.com

Booking.com are a Netherlands-based booking site which I prefer when booking hotels in Europe.
Booking.com

Airbnb

Airbnb

For longer stays or when I can’t find a good hotel options I use Airbnb. If you have never used them before you can get a $25 (approx) discount on your first stay by using my link.
Airbnb

Car Hire

Rentalcars.com

Rentalcars.com

Rentalcars.com is the world’s biggest online car rental service, arranging car hire at over 50,000 locations in 163 countries. Compare over 900 companies, including the biggest brands in car hire.
Rentalcars.com

Ground Transportation

Eurail

Eurail

To travel by rail in Europe is an experience in itself, and one of the great experiences is to travel around Europe by train with a Eurail Pass. If you are planning to do a “grand tour of Europe” and see as many places as possible, then you will save money with a pass.
Eurail

Busabout

Busabout

A budget option to the Eurail Pass is Busabout, which offers bus travel to the most popular places in Europe. I did this on my first trip to Europe in 2000, and I enjoyed the flexibility of meeting other travellers, and then doing my own thing in each city.
Busabout

12go.asia

12go

For travel in Southeast Asia 12go provide tickets for buses, ferries, and railways. Buy tickets for travel in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
12go.asia

Guide Books

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

I use guide books for research to new destinations, and despite the recent quality issues and ownership changes I still prefer Lonely Planet.
Lonely Planet

Travel Gear

Amazon

Amazon

You can pretty much find anything on Amazon now, so this is a great place to start when it comes to getting gear.
Amazon

REI

REI

My favourite travel store is REI. I have an REI wheeled backpack, and whenever I am in an REI store I feel like I want to buy everything (thus I’m glad not to live in a city with an REI store).
REI

Travel Insurance

World Nomads

World Nomads

I buy travel insurance every year, and World Nomads continues to be the best travel insurance for long term or frequent travellers. Read more about why you should have travel insurance.
World Nomads

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