Try These 4 Travel Deal Sites for Your Next Vacation

Travelling offers many unique opportunities and lifelong memories, but the costs can be sky-high! Nowadays, it’s often best to use a booking site to find the best deals. Because there are so many options, the sites you choose should fit your preferred method for searching/filtering deals and should also frequently offer the best prices. Here are some lesser-known sites to try next time you’re looking for a cheaper flight or hotel room.

Google Flights

Like everything else Google-related, Google Flights delivers lots of detailed information without many frills. Booking airfare through this site allows you to quickly see how different routes, days, and times will impact the price of your flights. If you’re a bit flexible in your travel dates and specific route (especially for longer distances), Google Flights will help you find the perfect combination for the lowest price.

Kayak

Kayak is a travel deal aggregator that covers both hotels and flights (along with cruises, vacation packages, car rentals, and more). It’s your best one-stop-shop bet for finding good deals. After inputting your travel information, Kayak searches hundreds of other travel websites (including other discount booking sites) to return the best deals. Their published average discount rate relies on consistently displaying the best option, even if that comes from a competitor’s site.

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Travelzoo

Another deal aggregator, Travelzoo operates like Kayak and displays deals from various booking sites, including competitors. Travelzoo’s weekly Top 20 email is a great way to scan for the best upcoming deals if your travel plans are flexible. So, this site is an excellent option for various trips, both scheduled and spontaneous!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

If you’re looking for boutique hotels and unique travel experiences—but at a discount—Mr. & Mrs. Smith is your booking best friend. This

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People are booking in at hotels for the air con today as UK hits record temperatures

18 July 2022, 10:06

Brits are turning to hotels, churches and supermarkets as the country hits 40C today.

People in the UK are turning to hotels, churches and supermarkets during the heatwave.

Hotel bookings have surged this week, with guests booking in just to enjoy air conditioning.

The Met Office recently issued a red weather warning for extreme heat, urging people to stay inside as much as possible.

But with temperatures set to reach 40C in some parts of the country, people are now booking cheap hotels such as Premier Inn and Travelodge so they can sleep with air con.

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People are booking into Premier Inn’s this week.

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One person admitted on Twitter: “About 10 mins away from booking a hotel so I can sleep with air con.”

Another wrote: “Booking into the Premier Inn as we speak for a few days of air con.”

“Anyone in London want to go halves on a hotel with aircon Mon and Tues night?!,” someone else asked.

While a fourth person said: “We are looking at setting records here in the UK this week. Likely 40°C (104°F). Almost no one has air conditioning and our infrastructure is not designed for this heat. I’ve found a hotel with air con to get me through this. Many can’t afford that. People and pets will die.”

A spokesman for Premier Inn added: “There is high demand for all our rooms at the moment.”

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MTS Russia Acquires 100% Stake in Online Hotel Booking Firm

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Russia’s largest mobile operator and a leading provider of media and digital services, announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Bronevik Online and Bronevik Company (Bronevik Group, one of the market leaders in online hotel booking). The acquisition is aimed at developing a new business line, MTS Travel, in the tourism industry.

MTS has started to develop its new business line through MTS Travel, a recently registered wholly owned subsidiary. MTS Travel will offer a service for booking hotels, other accommodation and tickets; provide tourist and excursion services; arrange the rental and leasing of vehicles, as well as the rental of recreation equipment; and organize sports activities.

MTS President and CEO Viacheslav Nikolaev
Tourism, business travel and hospitality in Russia are developing dynamically, and we expect these markets to grow rapidly in the coming years. For this reason, we are carving out a separate business vertical called MTS Travel—which will complement other areas of our business—in order to develop it in an integrated manner through one of the leaders in the Russian online hotel booking market. We expect that the combined expertise of MTS and Bronevik as well as the acquired companies’ access to big data technologies and artificial intelligence alongside MTS’s sales channels and financial opportunities will enable us to offer customers qualitatively new services for booking and accommodation as well organizing recreational activities and travel opportunities.

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