ACCOMMODATIONS


There are many search engines available to assist with securing accommodations. A few provide multiple price comparisons in one search. All we recommend are arranged alphabetically as follows:

MULTIPLE SEARCH VEHICLES

Bookingbuddy: http://www.bookingbuddy.com/hotel.php Lists Booking.com, Expedia, Hipmunk, Hotels Combined, Hotel Planner, Hotwire, Jetsetter, Orbitz, Priceline, Share Trips, TINGO, TripAdvisor, Trivago & Travelocity

Hotels Combined: http://www.hotelscombined.com/ Lists agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity and many more.

Hotels Search Engines: http://search.hotels-engine.com/ Lists 37 of the above.

Hotwire.com: www.hotwire.com Lists Hotels.com (Expedia) & Hotwire

Kayak: http://www.ca.kayak.com/hotels Lists Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com & Travelocity

Mobissimo.com: www.mobissimo.com Lists Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline & Travelocity

OneTime: http://www.onetime.com/ Lists Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels Combined, Priceline, TripAdvisor etc.

Roomkey: http://www.roomkey.com/ Lists seven hotel chains - Best Western, Choice Hotels (Comfort Inn, Quality Inn), Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo), Marriott, and Wyndham (Howard Johnson, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8).

TravelGrove: http://www.travelgrove.com/hotels.php Lists Amoma.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotel travel, Travelocity & Venere.com

Trivago: http://www.trivago.ca/ Lists most of the above.

SINGLE SITE SEARCHES

Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.ca/?locale=en Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone.

Bing Travel: http://www.bing.com/ Bing Travel premiered to the public as Farecast on May 15, 2007.

Booking.com: http://www.booking.com/ Listed above in multiple search engines. Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group established in 1996, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands

CheapTickets: http://www.cheaptickets.com/ Owned by Orbitz Worldwide.

CottageCountry.com: http://www.cottagecountry.com/ Cottage, chalet & condo rentals.

Couchsurfing: https://www.couchsurfing.org/ Couchsurfing began in 2004 on the idea that people anywhere would want to share their homes with strangers.

Expedia: http://www.expedia.ca/Hotels Partners include: Hotels.ca, Venere, Hotwire & Trivago.

Flightnetwork: http://www.flightnetwork.com/hotels/ Based in Oakville, Ontario and founded in 1998, FlightNetwork® was re-launched in 2005.

FlyEurope: http://www.1800flyeurope.com/hotel.cfm Since 1995, offering travelers the service for air, car and hotel reservation services.

Getaroom: http://www.getaroom.com/ Getaroom.com was recently included among Frommers.com's list of Best Hotel Booking Websites.

Google Hotel Finder: https://www.google.com/hotelfinder/#search;si=f4db5eaa;av=l

Gounusual.com: http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/ Unusual accommodations!

Hipmunk: http://www.hipmunk.com/hotels-search Listed above in multiple search engines.

HomeAway: http://www.homeaway.com/ HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 890,000 paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries.

Hotels.com (Cdn): http://ca.hotels.com/ Listed above in multiple search engines.

HotelsCheap: http://www.hotelscheap.org/ Headquartered in Jericho, NY, since 2002, featuring discount rates from more than 60,000 hotels, resorts and vacation rentals.

HomeExchange: https://www.homeexchange.com/en/



Hotelguide.Com: http://www.hotelguide.com/home.seam A reservation provider searching the web for best rates and hot deals of deluxe hotels, first class lodgings, no-frills hotels, golf resorts, wellness and spa and conference hotels, using multiple booking engines to provide the best matching rates for business and leisure travelers.

Laterooms: http://www.laterooms.com/?cc=CA LateRooms.com is the UK's leading hotel booking specialist, providing hotel deals.

Love Home Swap : https://www.lovehomeswap.com/

9flats.com: http://www.9flats.com/ An alternative to hotels, with a variety of vacation rentals offered by individuals around the world.

Opodo: http://www.opodo.com/ Registered in Spain, Opodo is the first Pan-European travel service.

Priceline.com: http://www.priceline.com/ Listed above in multiple search engines.

Skyauction.com: http://www.skyauction.com/ Since, 1999, a travel auction marketplace.

Travelocity: http://www.travelocity.com/Hotels Listed above in multiple search engines.

TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ Lots of good reviews.

Venerecom: http://www.venere.com/?fwdrf=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whattravelwriterssay.com%2Findextips.html Listed above in multiple search engines.

VRBO: http://www.vrbo.com/ Vacation rentals by owners.

Zuji: http://www.zuji.com/ Operates in Asia Pacific countries.

NEW TYPES OF SEARCHES

BackBid: http://backbid.com/ Hoteliers often hold back a handful of rooms to sell to last-minute guests, but they don't always fill them. You can book one of these rooms as they're released by logging on to BackBid, which enables hotels to sell rooms to travelers who already have confirmed bookings at rival properties. Book a refundable reservation at a hotel through your favorite website, and then create a free account at BackBid. Forward the email with your confirmed hotel reservation to the site, and it will send your reservation details minus your credit card information to dozens of hotels at your destination. BackBid will then share with you any counter-offers rival hotels may make, such as a comparable room at a lower rate.

DealBase: http://www.dealbase.com/ Many hotels tout packages that include perks, such as valet parking and a spa treatment, claiming that the package prices represent deep discounts over buying the components separately. DealBase vets each package for its true value.

HotelSweep: http://www.hotelsweep.com/ Lists more than 50,000 U.S. hotels, motels, B&Bs, and guesthouses, scraping listings off countless websites. (A British version, hotelsweep.co.uk, does the same thing for lodging in the United Kingdom.) One of the perks is that it lists mom-and-pop properties, places that generally aim to attract budget-conscious travelers, but are too small to afford the costs of being listed with multinational travel agencies.

SUGGESTION

Consider less expensive hotels. Often, they provide more for less, even in the same chain. For example, Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites provide breakfast, Internet and free local calls. Their more expensive sister chains - Hilton, Waldorf Astoria and Conrad - all charge for these privileges. The same is true of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, which offers fee Internet, breakfast, coffee and newspaper, unlike its pricier relatives, The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, and the Bulgari Hotels and Resorts.


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