Booking.com is based out of Amsterdam and is owned by the renowned Priceline Group (which also owns a number of other online booking and travel sites/services). Booking.com is backed by an extensive support system around the world by 165 offices in 63 countries. Booking.com seeks to be the world leader in booking accommodations online since 1996 and guarantees the best prices for any type of property including small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments. Booking.com is available in more than 40 languages and offers more than 640,000 properties in 212 countries. The online travel company not only is available for independent and family travelers, but also for business travelers as shown by its home page.
Those who use United for their airfare needs can take advantage of the United Vacations service which pulls the best fares, and often times, other booking accommodations. United Vacations has partnerships with over 50,000 resorts and 10,000 activities in over 400 destinations. Destinations range from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. United Vacations is the leisure vacation product aligned with United Airlines and operated by The Mark Travel Corporation.
While many people recognize American Express as a credit card company, they also double as a travel booking service with their online platform. The New York-based company started its travel arm in 1915 and has since become the primary focal point of the public company. American Express is synonymous with offering some of the best travel rewards. The online travel company makes it possible for travelers to book flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises. Customers who choose to plan their next trip either directly online or enlist the services of an American Express Travel Insider. Travelers can also book their next trips with points earned from completing purchases with their American Express credit card.
Founded in Hawaii in 1986, CheapTickets is a subsidiary holding of Orbitz. The company focuses on the leisure industry and offers airline tickets, hotel bookings, car rentals, and more.
Founded in 2005 by Rolf Schrömgens, Malte Siewert, and Peter Vinnemeier, Trivago was launched as a hotel metasearch. At any given time, Trivago presents users with upwards of 900,000 hotel deals and discounts that can be booked directly online.
Bookit.com is a Florida-based online travel company aiming to provide travelers with a technologically advanced booking experience. Bookit.com views the internet as the means to connect people and make their lives more productive and enjoyable. Online travel booking is how Bookit.com seeks to make the most out of the web for customers who want to visit anywhere from the Bahamas to London. The online travel business is privately owned and has been operating since 2000 helping many customers plan their dream vacations. Bookit.com has several offerings which include vacation package specials, hotels, flights and car rentals.
Hotwire was officially launched in 2000 and was one of the first online booking agencies to offer several different types of travel accommodations. Each day, Hotwire helps travelers save money by providing affordable, discounted rates.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, Last Minute Travel offers deals on flights, cruises, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages, making it a nice one-stop shop to book all travel accommodations at once.
Founded in 1997, Luxury Link was designed to help travelers book luxurious travel accommodations at a more affordable or discounted rate. The company is partnered with the highest-rated hotels around the world and has access to over 3,000 "luxurious" properties.