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albaladalbalad Forumite
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UPDATED 25/05/07 thanks everybody for your great sites - keep them coming
I have collated all sites into the Opening post to make it easier to read

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please keep on topic and only post links to relevant sites on this thread in order that it is kept as useful as it is presently


Travel related websites

now that i have some time on my hands i thought i would compile some of my favourite travel related sites -

before you go

cecilia's amazing travel tips .............. this is a great site , lots of personal advice
mse flightchecker
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1992/uksi_19923288_en_1.htm Know your rights if things go wrong ! which hopefully they won't
ryanair destination guide ...............
fco .......... foreign office
holidaytruth ....... forums
flyertalk ........ forums
inyourpocket ......... city guides
lonelyplanet ...... travel guides
a-z ..........world airports
xe.com ...... currency conversion
travelex ....holiday money
direct-travel-insurance ....... speaks for itself
seatguru ............ airline seating
fitfortravel ...........health advice for travellers
dept of health ........health advice for travellers
onebag ..........packing hints and tips
travelite .........packing hints and tips
freetraveltips ......... travel planning
whats on ............. travel and entertainment
http://www.virtualtourist.com/
www.holidaysuncovered.org.uk is a great site for reading other peoples experiences in any accomodation worldwide that you've booked]
www.wtgonline.com country guides (main page
www.cityguide.travel-guides.com city guides
www.worldairportguide.com <~~ speak for itself very very useful
http://www.affiliate.viator.com/welcome.jsp?AUID=2672 not my affliate and its worth keeping its a guide for all excursions in all countries
www.worldtouristattractions.travel-guides.com country by country attraction guide
www.cruise.travel-guides.com port guide for cruise
http://www.aardvarktravel.net/chat/
http://www.airtravelgenius.com/articles
http://www.iaudioguide.com/ Free mp3 audio guides for London, Paris and Barcelona:
http://www.brochurebank.co.uk/
www.BagsReunited.com - Free luggage tracking service. useful for before you go
http://www.travelwithcare.com/ travel gadgets
octopustravel.com- guide to many of the world's cities.
ivebeenthere.co.uk - travellers' tips
europe-travel-planner.co.uk - features a handful of European cities
iexplore.com - loads of information about many popular destinations.
www.luxortraveltips.com is great, especially for the first time traveller to Luxor (Egypt).
http://www.costablancauncovered.com/
http://www.laketarponvillas.com/Florida-Guide.html


parking

holidayextras ...........airport hotels and car parking
aph ......... airport hotels and car parking
aiportparkingshop .......... parking search engine
simplyparking .........parking search engine
scottishparking ........parking search engine for scotland


Ferries / cruises

www.cheaperferries.com
sea france
brittany ferries
po ferries
www.bigorangeboat.com a forum and guide aimed at easyCruise and the destinations it serves
http://www.sardiniafloat.co.uk/ boating around sardinia
http://www.ship-happens.co.uk/
http://www.cruisecritic.com/ - us based


when you arrive

ats ............... airport transfers
shuttledirect ......airport transfers
toandfrom ..........airport transfers
resorthoppa .........airport transfers

auctions

priceline ............ hotel room auction
priceline help thread .... comprehensive and helpful P/L advice for bidding
roomauction ........ uk based hotel room auction
thistleauctions ........ thistle hotels

cheapflights (europe)

mse flightchecker
airline network .........
flybudget ... who flies where
charterflights
xl ..........
whichbudget .......... who flies where
skyscanner ......... who flies where
flightline ...........
easyjet .........
uk-air ....... fare comparison
globespan ..........
hlx .........
vlm ......
wizzair ...........
lowcost .........who flies where
ryanair destination guide ..........
ryanair ..............
seatscanner ...........who flies where
skyeurope .........
traveljungle ............
zoom ............
monarch
avro
helvetic
laudair
aerarann
www.mobissimo.com search engine for flights
www.airninja.com/discountairlines worldwide list of all cheap airlines
www.theairlineguide.co.uk who flys from where
http://www.bmibaby.com/bmibaby/en/index.aspx
http://www.flybe.com/
http://www.sidestep.com/
http://www.qixo.com/index.html?QIXO_Session=5eb36763cfd90f61f3cebc579eb9a2d5
http://www.wegolo.com/(jxq0ze45fxcet1qqqe5vex45)/step1.aspx
http://www.eurapart.com/
http://www.dialaflight.com/
http://www.flights-uncovered.co.uk/
http://www.kayak.co.uk/



cheapflights (worldwide)

airnz .........new zealand
airtran ........us
bangkokair ..........thailand
skyscanner ........
1time ...........south africa
freedomair ..........new zealand
jetblue ...........us
jetstar ........ asia
kulula ............ s.africa
flynationwide .......s.africa
nokair ...............thailand
12go ............. thailand
origin .............new zealand
qantas ............ australia
royal jordanian .........middle east
flysong ...............us
southwest .............us
syriaair ......... site under construction
flyted ..........us
tigerairways ...............asia
valuair ............singapore
virginblue .........australia
airasia ......asia
elal .......... israel
flyzoom ...........canada
www.canadianaffair.com cheap Canadian flights
http://www.aa.com/apps/reservations/...rEvent= false
http://www.cheapoair.com/


hotels / holidays

alpharooms
holidayholiday
octopus travel
global late deals
holiday rentals ........ villas
homebase holidays ...........home exchange club
lodging ......... us
internetholidays
cottagestocastles ..........italy
hotels london
londontown
laterooms
ase ...........hotels , motels and b&b
lowcostbeds
cottageguide
torrevieja
owners direct ... villas
eclipse
venere
www.hotelscomparison.com speaks for itself
www.wintersunshineholidays.co.uk cheap hotels
www.travelaxe.com download the program ...good for US hotels
www.thomsonauctions.co.uk another auction site
www.portland-direct.co.uk direct sell for Thomsons
www.virginholidays.co.uk/megadeals/ Virgin Lates
www.directholidays.co.uk Mytravel direct sell
www.eclipsedirect.co.uk First Choices Direct sell
www.travelrepublic.co.uk//Default.aspx helps with DIY packages
www.igluski.com
http://www.travelscope.co.uk/
http://www.medhotels.com/
www.hotelscomparison.com
www.superbreak.com/home.cfm?company=IM883 10% off superbreaks
www.teletickettravel.com cheaper way of getting certain BA flights
www.flybeds.com they offer hotels across Spain at great prices
http://www.freedomdirect.co.uk/
http://www.hostelworld.com/
http://www.rentals365.com/ villas worldwide
http://www.americansky.co.uk/ america and canada
http://www.bargains-uncovered.co.uk/
http://www.instantholidays.co.uk/
http://www.last-minute-ski-deals.co.uk/
http://www.sunmaster.co.uk/
http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/
http://www.your-cottage.co.uk/
www.quickrooms.com
http://www.farmstayuk.co.uk/ great idea for a website



sightseeing , tickets & various


orient express
seligo
eurotunnel
france connections ........car sharing france
easycruise ?
multimap
seat 61 ..............trains
ask the captain ......... flying safely
bootsnall ..... rtw planning
airline quality ......... airline ranking
travelmole
travelmate ........australia
travelofficial ......... airline safety
kropla ............electricity / plugs options around the world
foc-uk ......... a great site to help offset the harmful effects of flying
babelfish ..........translation website , great for booking foreign hotels
amadeus .........
www.wdwinfo.com for everything walt disney
http://theatreexpert.eolts.co.uk/
www.usa-by-rail.com
http://www.volunteersouthamerica.net/
mytobago.info
http://www.hotdestinations.org/ venezuela
http://www.youstayuk.com/ , things to do - places to stay Uk
http://www.viator.com/ hints and tips for when you get there
http://www.bahamas.com/bahamas/index.aspx
romapass.it - free admittance to the first two attractions visited, then large discounts to those visited therafter.
www.barcelonaturisme.com Barcelona Card - free travel on public transport and reductions at many tourist attractions
http://www.parismuseumpass.com/en/home.php free admission to over 60 of the city's top attractions
amsterdamtourist.nl Amsterdam' Card - free entrance to many museums and free public transport.







france

corsican places ........villas , apartments
choose a cottage ..... cottages/villas
iglu villas .........
cv travel .......... villas
elegant villas ........
villa centre ......
welcome cottages ..........
ownerssyndicate ......villas
dominiques ......villas
scottdunn ........villas , hotels
french affair ......villas
vintage travel ... villas
vfb holidays ........cottages , river cruises , a la carte holidays
voyages ilena ......... villas , hotels
villamarie ........st tropez
lesormes ........ golf , horse riding
ride world wide ..............horse riding
wake up in france .....villas , apartments
inntravel ........ walking holidays / villas
walks worldwide . walking holidays
sherpa .......walking holidays
auvergne tourism
chateau de la chevre
chateau de bagnols
hotel byblos ........st tropez
chateau du broutel ....
chateau eza .........
gascony ........ gites , farmhouses , chateaux
crystal holidays ......skiing
directski....
skideals...........
inghams .......skiing , villas
alpactive ...... activity holidays , mountian biking , climbing
neilsons ......... activity holidays
erna low .........skiing worldwide
headwater ......... walking , cycling , skiing holidays
canvas holidays .........camping
huttopia ...... eco camping
keycamp .......... camping
venue ......... camping , mobile homes
sites abroad ........ camping , europe

kirker ......... holidays for discerning travellers
le lodge park .............megeve


morrocco


dar al sultan .......... riad in marrakesh
caravanserai .......... hotel , marrakesh
la mamouni ... hotel marrakesh
les cignones .......... boutique hotel , marrakesh



canada

bondi cottage resort ..........lake of bays , ontario
bluespruce .............resort in ontario
muskoka information ......... ontario









i would also like to know of your favourite sites !
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
happy travels !!
"No matter where you go, there you are."
albalad
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  • Hi great post!
    I love using "tripadvisor" to read and post on. Its a great resource.
    I have used alpha rooms for some quite good deals.
    Also on occasion a website called "webweekends" that will often redirect you to superbreaks.com can bring up some fantastic deals on the bargain section.
    Superbreaks can be very good for airport parking at hotels and simply staying at the hotels in question.
    For example I stayed at the lovely Crown Plaza Nec when I went to the an event at the Nec at the start of December. I paid £57 pounds for the room (no breakfast) for that night. I searched under the hotel and airport parking section. It was impossible to get a rate anywhere near that elsewhere for me. I looked on the priority website ( loyalty club) and other sites and there was nothing under at least a £100!
    I have used this trick a couple of times now.
  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
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    I've made this sticky a someone requested via pm that it be made sticky - could we please add to it as necessary - anything off topic will be removed in order to keep it as useful as it currently is - thank yoooou ;)
    Blah
  • May I add https://www.TheRealVisitorsBook.co.uk which has recently launched? Currently collecting reviews from people who holiday in the UK esp. with children, dogs, disabled, oldies etc. staying in cottages. Gives you the chance to say what you REALLY thought of where you stayed - good, bad, indifferent.
  • albaladalbalad Forumite
    1.2K posts
    May I add www.TheRealVisitorsBook.co.uk which has recently launched? Currently collecting reviews from people who holiday in the UK esp. with children, dogs, disabled, oldies etc. staying in cottages. Gives you the chance to say what you REALLY thought of where you stayed - good, bad, indifferent.

    although i love the idea and frequently use review websites , I don't like the idea or practice that we should have to pay for this advice !

    i prefer free to use sites such as tripadvisor , holidaytruths etc albeit they are more aimed at the foreign holiday market ........ anyway must run....... I've got a flight to catch :D
    "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
    happy travels !!
    "No matter where you go, there you are."
    albalad
  • chaliepudchaliepud Forumite
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    Are there any websites where I can find reviews on campsites abroad, eg Keycamp etc?

    H
  • jodderjodder Forumite
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    This site saved us £220's on the Spain hotels (visited benidorm this year and majorca last spring, 5 stars accommodations) - great prices, cheaper than competitors on 15-20% :T !!!

    http://www.holidayroomsdirect.com

    (above 20,000 hotels around the world, including costa del sol, benidorm, tenerife, majorca, algarve, salou area)

    They promise on the site :j :

    100% financial protection
    A free 24 hour cancellation period
    A no nonsense price guarantee
    A Safe Secure environment to process payments
    Do not charge for using credit card or charge any booking fees
    Member of the Travel Trust Association
  • alfalf Forumite
    116 posts
    Check out https://www.hotdestinations.org for trips to Venezuela.

    I used them for a trip to the Angel Falls ( highest in the world) and a tour of Gran sabana and Canaima for numerous other waterfalls. Some decent videos on the site.
  • budgetflyerbudgetflyer Forumite
    5.9K posts
    Another good budget airline search engine is www.wegolo.com
    You can search by REGION ie Scotland or England (central) to specific destinanations ie Alicante therefor giving more choice of low fares.
    Only downside is you can only search specific dates as opposed to broad search

    yes I know scotlands NOT a region :-)
  • MiMMiM Forumite
    650 posts
    Found a site today called https://www.eurapart.com which has links to and descriptions of many budget hotel chains in Eorope plus more.

    It seems to have a lot more about budget travel in Europe too. Quite homemade looking but well worth a look.
  • Here's a great new site being launched...https://www.travelowl.co.uk The site is inviting holiday-makers, travellers to share their experiences....A competition has been launched to win a weekend break in Paris travelling with First Class tickets on Eurostar....just leave a review on your latest holiday experience....what could be easier!
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