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Best websites for travel deals

These sites will help you to find the least expensive hotels and plane fares.

Bing.com/travel is Microsoft’s “much-buzzed-about” new search engine, optimized to sort through hotel and flight prices. Its “best feature” is the “Hotel Rate Indicator,” which compares the current price for your “chosen digs” with past rates, to show if you’re actually getting a deal.

Voyij.com is the “most comprehensive deal-finder” online, at least for the North American and European areas it covers. (Asia and Africa will be added next year.) The Featured Experiences tool lets visitors search trips by theme (i.e., “outdoors”) and pulls up the “most relevant bargains.”

Optifly.com, the “first flight-search tool to scan more than 200 low-cost carriers in addition to major airlines,” lets its visitors “build the cheapest itinerary, period.” By synchronizing with Google Maps, it helps “visualize your route—and avoid out-of-the-way connections” such as flying from New York to Cairo by way of Moscow.

Source: National Geographic Adventure

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