Travel websites are one type of B2C websites. Travelers can search for the availability and prices on hotel rooms, flight tickets, and hotel + flight + car package deals on online travel websites:
Vertical Travel Search
Travel sites are available as vertical search in the form of travel search engines. Travel search engines allow travelers to narrow down hotel/flight search results through hotel/flight price comparisons:
- Google Flight Search
- Google Hotel Finder
- Bing’s Travel Destination Visual Search
- Kayak Travel Search
- Travel Muse Inspire Search
Travel Reviews, Travel to China
Travel reviews including hotel reviews, attraction reviews and destination reviews that are written by travelers can be found on travel review sites:
To get good brief overview about different places in China before you travel to China, use:
Online Travel Industry
The travel industry was one of the first industries that have been made available “online”.
Wikipedia defines travel websites as:
A travel website is a website on the world wide web, that is dedicated to travel. The site may be focused on travel reviews, the booking of travel, or a combination of both. Approximately seventy million consumers researched travel plans online in July 2006. Travel bookings are the single largest component of e-commerce.
Wikipedia defines travel agencies as:
A travel agency is a retail business that sells travel related products and services to customers on behalf of suppliers such as airlines, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, railways, sightseeing tours and package holidays that combine several products.
Travel Websites in Screenshots
Google Flight Search:
Bing’s Travel Destinations: