Gone were the days when people have to go from one travel agency to another to find the one that offers the lowest rates and the best services. Recent developments in technology enabled a lot, if not all, travel agencies to offer their products and services online. By making their products and services available on the web, these online travel agencies can market different kinds of travel deals to more customers, at the same time, making the travel process easier and more convenient for their clients. In this Top 10 Online Travel Agencies 2017 article, we will look at some of the online travel agencies and the services/products they offer to their clients.
First on our list is Justfly, a metasearch engine and travel fares aggregator that offers flight options from more than 150 airlines. Their clients can also choose to stay in more than 900,000 hotels, apartments and condos and browse through over 87 million verified customer reviews to find the best place to stay at, with room rates that are agreeable to their travel budget. Justfly also has more 30,000 car rental locations all over the world, which enables their clients to explore more than 170 countries. Customers who wish to avail these services can choose from Justfly’s partners such as Hertz, Budget, Dollar and several other companies.
Next, we have Kayak, a subsidiary of the US based Priceline Group. Kayak searches through various travel websites to find cheap flights, hotel rooms, and car hire services and help their customers save more money with every booking. Kayak’s products and services are available in up to 18 languages and their clients can open their accounts to manage their trips and travel plans.
Flighthub is another online travel agency that offers budget-friendly flight fares, hotel rooms and car rental services. With this company, clients can choose from more than 900,000 hotels and other types of lodgings and read over 80 million guest reviews to help them make wise decisions in choosing the best place to stay at. They also find and book flights from more than 150 airlines, as well as car rental services. Flighthub has more than 30,000 car hire locations and clients can book with Flighthub’s partnered car hire companies like AVIS, Enterprise, Sixt and many more.
A Dutch travel services provider known as Booking.com, is a metasearch engine allows their clients to search for different types accommodations and make lodging reservations from approximately 1,200,000 properties they have listed. Their services are available in 40 languages, which enables their clients to see their offers in a language that they understand well. Booking.com is another company that is owned and operated by the Priceline Group.
Expedia’s technology uses a search engine that allows their customers to look for flights, car rental services, hotel rooms, cruises, things to do and other travel deals. Expedia offers flight options from more than 130 airlines from around the world. Clients can also choose to book from 140,000 hotels and access other pre-packages travel deals. If the customers experience any problems while completing their bookings or if they have any questions, Expedia has a team of customer service agents who can address the needs of their customers.
Sixth on the list is Opodo, an online travel services provider which offers travel deals for regular and charter flights, low-cost airlines, car rental services, hotels, cruises, travel insurance, and holiday packages. Its unique auto-fill features saves the information entered by the clients to help them save time whenever they book. Clients can use the saved information, access travel itineraries, and other useful information that they might need for their trip.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Webjet is booking website established in 1198. Webjet offers hotels, flights, car hires, cruises, holiday packages, travel insurance and other travel deals. When booking flights with Webjet, clients can filter the search results according to their preferred airline, number of stops, departure time and price. Clients can also view available hotel promos and compare star and Tripadvisor ratings to find the best hotels. They can also compare more than 800 car rental brands to find the best rates that are suitable to their needs.
Travelgenio is an online booking website offers flights and hotel rooms. Its features allow their customers to check their flight schedule and be updated about the details of their flight. Clients can also go to Travelgenio’s blog to get ideas on the best hotels, destinations, activities and other travel related information.
Orbitz is a travel fares aggregator which lets their customers search for and book flights, car rentals, hotels, and different activities for certain destinations. Clients can open their Orbitz account to see and manage their upcoming trips, access maps and address information to get directions when navigating through their destinations.
Last but not the least is Wotif.com, an Australian based travel services provider that specializes in offering reservation services for hotels based in the country and other travel destinations. Before, Wotif can only provide information for the upcoming 7 days, then 14 days. Because of the improvements on their technology, Wotif can now provide information for the upcoming three months.