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Last-minute hotel deals in London, weekly deals on airfares, great sites that let you determine what travel personality you have, then match it with the best destinations for you and more.india Updated: Oct 20, 2009 17:38 IST
What: Last-minute hotel deals in London, as low as $89 a night.
Why: Although hotel rates have fallen 12 per cent this year in London, it remains expensive. Any deal can help.
How: Book last-minute. The definition of last-minute? Some deals expire in a week, some in three months.
What: Gives weekly deals on airfares, hotels, vacation packages. Features a destination of the week.
Why: Can present some bargains because the staff of Travel Zoo verifies whether something actually is a deal and boils down the top 20 deals of the week. However, know that suppliers pay Travel Zoo to post their items.
How: Go on the site and add yourself to their weekly ‘Top 20’ e-mail list.
What: Site of the nonprofit Hostelling International organisation, which represents 4,000 hostels in 90 countries around the world.
Why: Hostels aren’t just for teenagers. Anyone can check them out for an affordable journey.
How: Search for hostels, check reviews, compare prices and book reservations.
Visa ATM Locator http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/
What: ATM locator for Visa around the world.
Why: Find out if a bank linked to your own has an ATM at your
destination to save on ATM fees. Also find out if there even is a Visa ATM in some remote city.
How: Click on the country, add the city, and it shows you a list.
Best Trip Choices
What: Great site that lets you determine what travel personality you have, then match it with the best destinations for you.
Why: Basically, it’s just a lot of fun. Are you a wild Venturer? A gung-ho Centric? Take the quiz and find out.
How: Click on ‘Plog Travel Personality Quiz’. The site also has good links to other travel sites.