Summer travel season is approaching, and with the price of gas skyrocketing, you might be rethinking the family road trip. The cost of fuel will also keep airfare high.
So before you hit the road, try the next generation of travel websites. The big three are Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz. But they don’t necessarily provide the best prices. Yahoo finance recommends checking out sites like SideStep, Kayak, and Mobissimo.
Rather than serving as online travel agents, these free sites search all of the other travel sites, dozens or even hundreds of airlines, discount websites, car rental companies, hotels, cruise lines, and more to find you the best possible price. Hotwire.com is another site you might want to try — it’s a clearinghouse of unused travel inventory that you buy at a discount. The catch is that you won’t know who the provider is until you buy. I’ll have more ideas on saving money on your holiday next week.