Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

The evolution of booking your travel

By ChristineJohnson Subscribe to RSS | June 19th 2012 | Views:

We all remember the days when we needed to book a flight or hotel we would have to march into the bricks and mortar type travel agency to communicate our travel requirements or dream vacation and have the travel agent provide their recommendations along with options and pricing. This used to work out fine with the airline or hotel paying commissions to the travel agent (although some might suggest this was a conflict of interest when the agent entices you to take a flight or stay at the hotel where commission rates are higher). However, over the past 18 years, these commissions have been shifted onto the consumer – so you will pay more using the traditional bricks and mortar travel agency.

Then came along the ability to book directly on hotel and airline sites, these proprietary sites were built for one purpose only – to entice you to book directly with them without comparing any other options – assuring you the lowest rates. I would be stating the obvious to say these sites aren’t going to show the price of another comparable carrier or hotel offering the same flight/hotel for 20% – 80% less – that certainly wouldn’t be a good business model for them. Now, you can search through the hundreds of sites out there yourself to compare options – but the information overload and hours you would have to spend doing this make it not a viable option for everyone.

Today – we have options which put the choices available back into our hands. The most popular and sensible way to book your online travel is to use a search aggregator site. These sites essentially data mine the hundreds of websites out on the web and consolidate all the results into an independent and unbiased display for you to choose. Along with displaying prices and options, these sites also offer ratings based on user reviews and direct links to those reviews so you can read what other travellers have experienced. Now, having said how great search aggregator sites are, you need to realize that they are not all built equal or have the same business model. Some of these sites only search the many carrier and hotel sites to provide you with a price comparison; while others search the carrier, hotel AND the other aggregator sites to truly provide you with the best prices and options – these are the sites that are recommended. Now, the question you may have is how do I know what sites a search aggregator is providing me results for – look around their site and see if they tell you what they are searching. If not, the results from a search should display the source – if it shows results for some of the other aggregator sites out there – then you’ll know that you are truly getting an unbiased display of all prices and options available.

Remember, do your research before doing your search and you’ll be sure to get the best deals out there booking online.

ChristineJohnson - About Author:
If you are looking for cheap hotels new york? Find the cheap travel deals with amazing discounts up to 80% - then book cheap flight and hotel directly on the source site - fast, safe and always free. Get travel tips and invaluable travel information. We offer you the lowest guaranteed prices on the very best hotels in new york.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Travel Articles Subscribe to RSS

India tour and travel new wounded Destinations for tourist
Published by Amrik Tourist on December 9th 2011 | Travel
India tour and travel is not a new thing. Everyone is aware of it and also knows how big the entire ...
The evolution of booking your travel
Published by ChristineJohnson on June 19th 2012 | Travel
We all remember the days when we needed to book a flight or hotel we would have to march into the br...
A travel guide to middle east
Published by Sam Brandon on April 15th 2012 | Travel
Middle east brings a great experience with traveling to some ancient cities with high cultural, reli...
Enjoy a Caribbean vacation with your family by getting a discounted Caribbean travel deals!
Published by Caribbean Adventures on January 17th 2012 | Travel
If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean with your family, read further. This article talks about...
India travel and tour the land of diversity and Attractions
Published by Amrik Tourist on December 9th 2011 | Travel
The diversity land in the world is India and it can be seen in his culture and language.etc Diversit...
Charm of Singapore travel
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 27th 2012 | Travel
Singapore is world’s one of the most prosperous country. It is considered as one of the most sough...
Skyholidays is the ultimate choice for ideal travel packages worldwide
Published by Meghnath Kumar on March 28th 2012 | Travel
Skyhoildays is designed to provide vacation package choices which can be tailored to the customer’...
Planning a holiday in Goa - Booking cheapest travel package:
Published by Johnvictor on February 24th 2012 | Travel
A trip to Goa is always special and to make it more memorable, you need to plan it smartly. Tourism ...
BAP launches cheap meet & greet parking at Gatwick
Published by Freya George on August 6th 2012 | Travel
Britannia Airport Parking Limited (BAP) provide end to end services from your departure at the Gatwi...
A comfortable and enjoyable travel comes with coach hire services
Published by Glyn Jones.......... on July 17th 2012 | Travel
You can say that coach hire will be the mixture of the real values of hospitality with contemporary...
Finding cheap business class flights for your journey
Published by Jessica Williams on December 15th 2011 | Travel
Our world has become a very busy world ever since we became heavily depended upon technology....
Efficient cheap airline deals
Published by Edna Purviance on December 3rd 2011 | Travel
With continues rising prices of fuel, finding cheap airline deals are definitely a thing of utmost i...
Saving on travel
Published by Wholesale Traveler on January 18th 2012 | Travel
For most of us, planning a holiday to an international destination is a once in a lifetime opportuni...
All about travel insurance
Published by Melissa Welsh on January 11th 2012 | Travel
Travelling is one of the most delightful ways to spend a holiday. Wouldn’t you love to celebrate C...
Skyholidays offers ideal travel packages worldwide
Published by Meghnath Kumar on March 28th 2012 | Travel
The skyholidays offers fly drive tours, city breaks, weekend trips, USA holidays and vacations Europ...
Planning a trip abroad? Be with online travel agent
Published by Nidhi Varma on February 22nd 2012 | Travel
So many people travel abroad for work or for pleasure! Booking tickets, flight tickets, hotel packag...
Book reasonable cheap air tickets from Mumbai to Delhi
Published by Paurin Shah on July 9th 2012 | Travel
There are number of preferences available for cheap flights from Mumbai to Delhi. Book affordable an...
Malaysia travel welcomes you to the world of fun and excitement
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 23rd 2012 | Travel
Are you planning a tour wherein you can find the perfect blend of fun, entertainment and excitement?...
Contact the right travel nurse agency to get the best assignments
Published by Healthcare Seeker on May 17th 2012 | Travel
A travel nurse is a highly skilled healthcare professional. The area of specialization knows no boun...
Paris travel packages: Ease of Travel in Paris!
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 27th 2012 | Travel
Paris is known throughout the world by many different names inspired by the way people feel about wh...