Founded in 2001, Orbitz is a travel service that helps customers search, book, and manage their travel accommodations. The company has partnerships with many different airfare and travel providers and owns many of its own brands, which helps to increase the number of affordable fare options available to customers.
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.
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.
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.
Back in 2006, a small group of Danish developers with a like-minded mission to make travel more affordable and accessible drafted up a service that would benefit international travel. As a result, Momondo was officially launched. Momondo is a free and independent online flight search platform that provides a high level of transparency across the travel market. The Momondo developers were able to use their knowledge to develop a code, robot program that worked to provide people with real insight into flight prices.
Founded in 2000, SeatGuru is a travel booking site that has received several awards, including being listed in Forbes Top 12 Travel Sites, Travel and Leisure's Top Travel Sites, and PC Magazine's Top 100.
TravelZoo was launched in 1998 out of Mountain View, California. Unlike most travel booking sites, TravelZoo does not primarily function as a travel provider. Instead, they are classified as an internet media company which hosts a site with published deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment, and and local businesses (such as restaurants). TravelZoo is currently the largest publisher off all three discounted deals (travel, entertainment, business).
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.