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Expedia

The world is an amazing place – full of possibilities. And at Expedia, we believe that if you can dream it, you should do it. Now.

In 1996, a small division within Microsoft launched online travel booking site Expedia.com®, giving consumers a revolutionary new way to search and travel the book. Since that time, Expedia, Inc. has become the world’s leading online travel company, with a portfolio that includes about a dozen of the world’s most remarkable travel brands.

As the world’s largest online travel company, we bring everything out there, together here, in one place.

All the advice and expert advice and updates on the newest travel industry of interest to you.

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7 Tips for Renting Cars at Lower Prices

Rental Cars

Having a car can be a necessity for transportation around Europe depending on where you are. If you are looking to travel for a short duration of time, you might want to look into renting a car.

We’ve rented many cars and have compiled a helpful list of tips to consider. We follow these religiously to make sure that you get the best deal possible on a car rental.

1. Avoid Name Brands
Aviz and Hertz are among the many big national chains for car rentals within the United States. Make the smarter choice and opt for reliable independent agencies including Payless, Sixt, Fox Rent a Car. Because they have lower operating costs, their car rentals can be found at prices up to 30% lower than other mainstream agencies.

You can easily find these cars at Web sites including CarRentals.com and CarRentalExpress.com.

2. Search for Online Discounts
Spend a little time investigating potential discounts and coupons online. Some popular discount sites including PromotionalCodes.com and CouponWinner.com. You can also do a quick online search of a rental company for coupon codes on Google.

If you are a part of frequent flier programs or other organizations rental car companies regularly partner with (like credit card companies), check for discount codes exclusively available to members.

Some of these organizations include AA, Michelin, and RAC. Discount codes and coupon codes can often be combined, so make sure you do your research thoroughly.

3. Track Car Rental Rates
Using websites such as Kayak.com, SkyScanner.net and RentalCars.com will allow you to check for lower rates and coupons until the day of your trip. With the help of the website, you can check prices of rentals at various rental car companies.

Once you have decided on one, you can also book your car directly through the website. The website will even throw in any discounts that it can find for you.

The only drawback of booking through the website directly is that you will not have as many choices to choose from, simply because the website guarantees car reservation changes and cancellations without penalty, something that car rental companies are not fond of.

4. Avoid Airports
Airport locations are convenient as well as much more costly. Prices can increase by more than 30%.

Consider taking public transportation to a nearby, off-airport location and there’s a high chance you’ll save money.

5. Reserve the Car for Longer
Sometimes, adding a few extra hours or days to your car rental can lower your rate. There is no penalty for returning the car earlier either.

This method works because rental companies offer lower costs for the weekends. Play around with reservation dates to check to see if this method will work out for you.

Even though the overall estimated cost might be higher with hourly charges, by returning the car earlier, you will be able to secure the lower rate.

6. Try Some Negotiating
With all of these tips, you might have already landed yourself with an amazing, low rate. However, you should always take the opportunity and see if you can negotiate for an even lower rate at the rental counter. Sometimes, companies will be more than happy to put in you bigger and less popular vehicles without raising the cost.

7. Always Prepay
Discounts are usually offered to customers who are willing to pay in advance. Discounts can go up to 20% for any customers that will pay upfront. You can also try looking on Priceline.com and Hotwire.com. These two websites are known for offering high discounts for travellers that are willing to pay earlier rather than later.

Think about it this way. You are going to have to pay the amount in full anyways. By paying earlier, you will be saving yourself a bit of money as well.

Don’t forget many credit cards offer points which might also add that extra incentive to prepay.

 

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Co-operative Travel – Cheap Holidays & Last Minute Package Deals

The Cooperative Travel

The Co-operative Travel is part of the Thomas Cook Group and offers a wide choice and fantastic deals and prices. We are totally committed to providing open, honest and responsible advice to help holidaymakers make an informed choice on holidays that they book directly through us.

As a holidaymaker you can choose to book your whole holiday with us or just the bits that suit you best from a wide range of holidays including package holidays in the sun, tailor-made holidays, UK breaks, European city breaks, cruises, ski and disney holidays. What’s more you can choose to book holiday extras with us too and make big savings on car-hire, airport parking, airport lounges, resort excursions, travel money, insurance and attraction passes.

The Co-operative Travel Travel Group operate over 400 high street travel agencies, a business travel operation, call centres, a specialist cruise operation and in excess of 600 travel homeworkers.

The Co-operative Travel really can help you discover a world full of holidays.

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Virgin Atlantic Worldwide flights & International Flights from the UK & US

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is a major British success story. From our first leased jumbo to the UK’s second largest long haul airline, we’ve come a long way, and there’s still much more to do!

Back in the early 80s Richard Branson was probably best known for Virgin Records – the legendary record label that signed major names like the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson and The Human League. In 1984, much to the horror of his directors, Richard announced to the world that a high quality, value for money airline would begin operating within three months. Three months, some licences, staff and an aircraft packed with celebrities later, Virgin Atlantic Airways was born. By the end of the decade we had flown over 1 million passengers and started shaking up services onboard by being the first airline to offer individual TVs to their business class passengers…

In 2003 came the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s revolutionary Upper Class Suite, the longest and most comfortable flat bed and seat in business class.

The new Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow opened in March 2006. Amongst the many unique features of the flagship lounge are a cocktail bar, a hair salon, a Cowshed spa, a brasserie and a games room.

In 2007 came the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s brand new check in facilities at Heathrow Terminal Three. For Economy and Premium Economy passengers Zone A is now wider, brighter and more spacious, enabling passengers to check-in at kiosks in a faster and more stress-free way. For Upper Class passengers, came the Upper Class Wing, which offers a private security corridor so passengers can speed through the terminal to the Clubhouse quicker than ever before.

In 2008 we operated a pioneering biofuel demonstration with Boeing and engine manufacturer GE Aviation on a 747 between London and Amsterdam. This was the world’s first flight using biofuel by a commercial airline. Virgin Atlantic has also ordered 15 of the 787-9 Dreamliners which burn around 27% less fuel per passenger than the A340-300, the aircraft it will replace in the Virgin Atlantic fleet.

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Momondo Helps you Find Cheap flights and Book Air Tickets

Momondo

Travelling is breaking boundaries. To travel is to fuel that inner spark of natural curiosity that leads us to explore. Leads us to pursue new ways, and see the world in a different light every day. Discover new places. People. Faces. Gestures. A world of unexpected opportunities.

In 2006 a small group of skilled and dedicated Danish developers united around a mission: to open the world. Challenging the dogmas of the flight industry, they created momondo: a free, independent online flight search offering full price transparency across the market. Putting their highly specialized skill within coding, robot building and programming to work, they provided people with an un-manipulated listing of all flight prices in the entire world – and made it available to everybody.

momondo builds on a rare blend of humanity and technology, infused by the Danish founder and entrepreneur Thorvald Stigsen, who possesses a unique mix of creative intuition and mathematical skills from his diverse background in it-programming and modern theatre. The ambition was and still is to create a global brand – not merely a functionality like most competitors, but a bold and colourful travel universe to unite users, inspiring to meet the world eye to eye.

Inspirational travel search is not just a matter of data, it is bringing data to life. Giving them a voice, a tune, a colour and an expression – transforming them into insights that open our eyes to new possibilities and paths of adventures.

In the end it is all about people. Bringing people to exchange new ideas and share genuine stories. There is nothing like being there looking each other in the eye.

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