Useful Websites For Travellers

There’s a big world out there just waiting to be explored. So many differing cultures and landscapes to experience. However, planning where to go, what it will cost, and what to do there can be quite daunting because of the vast choice in front of you. There are nearly 200 independent countries on the planet – how do we choose which one to visit?! Here is a selection of travel sites that will help you with getting the facts, making your decision and booking your holiday.

  • First up is Lonelyplanet.com. There you will find a vast collection of informative articles discussing different types of holidays from family holidays to adventure holidays. These articles are full of hints and tips on topics such as guides for beginners and ways to keep your children entertained. There are country and city overviews with practical information, as well as a shop where you can purchase phrase books and city guides.
  • Tripadvisor.com. This is the site to go to for reviews from people who have tried places out. Not only are destinations reviewed, but also restaurants so you can plan right down to where you will eat. Many reviews include photographs too. They also feature award winning destinations and hotels that have been chosen by travellers.

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  • Worldtravelguide.net. This site allows you to book activities to do while you are away. It has information about upcoming events in destinations around the world. You will also find holiday ideas and destination guides too.
  • Virtualtourist.com. Other travellers and local people have provided travel guides from around the world, which they share on here. They feature hotel reviews too. Interestingly on this site you can ask your own travel questions and one of the members will answer it for you. This could be most helpful if you have a nagging question that you haven’t seen the answer to on your search.
  • Momondo.com. On this site you can search for flights to worldwide destinations, as well as finding available hotels, car hire and apartments/villas. They will search over 700 sites in one go for you to get the best possible prices. You can then go through to the site with the best price to book. The site also includes expert city guides, providing information about the city itself and its history, weather forecasts, and the prices of various items you may wish to buy whilst there.
  • Tourismthailand.org. This is quite different in that it focuses on just one destination, Thailand. They tell you all there is to know about Thailand: Where to go, what to see, even where to eat. You can also search their site for travel deals to Thailand.

The reason I have featured this specific site is because it’s a great example of the kind of place to look once you have decided where you are going to go. Being specifically about one country or city, you will get even more extensive information and advice. There are similar sites for a large number of other places around the world too.

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