Planning a complete vacation or a business trip can be done efficiently online. Websites such as Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travoline and Kayak have replaced traditional travel agents in helping people search for and book the least expensive flights, cars and hotel reservations. All major hotel chains provide the opportunity to book a room online, and even international hotels and guest houses are taking reservations through their websites. Pay for online hotel bookings by making a deposit with a credit card, or paying in full for the best rates.
1 Compare prices. Search for the hotel you want by checking specific hotel websites, or using an online travel agent, such as Expedia, Travelocity or Orbitz. Look for hotels that have the dates you need available, and figure out how much you will spend per night. Research sites such as Hotels.com or Travelweb, which are specific to hotel bookings only, and do not include additional search options for flights and rental cars. Check for additioncontinue reading