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.
StudentUniverse is the online booking leader for students and youth looking to travel on a tight budget. It was officially launched in 2000 and remains a privately-help company. The StudentUniverse platform is made up of a network of global partners which provides discounted pricing on flights, hotels, and tours. They have proprietary verification technology which ensures that individuals accurately maintain student status since the discounts are designed to benefit them while in school. The company executive offices/headquarters can be found in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Originally founded in 1998, ebookers.com started out by providing online booking services to those interested in taking part in unique travel experiences at an affordable rate. They work with over 400 airlines and more than 270,000 hotels, rental car providers, and tour/insurance providers to ensure affordable travel rates/prices. Those familiar with the Expedia platform will be comfortable using ebookers as they are owned by the same parent company and function similarly.
Hipmunk prides itself on how easy the company makes it for travelers to compare and choose flights through visual organization. Hipmunk ranks flights by chronology, airports, cost, and "agony," which is the amount of time associated with layovers and stops.
Founded in 2001, AirGorilla is a travel booking site that aggregates information from a number of other search services and allows consumers to book flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages through its platform.
Trip Advisor is not a booking company, but a search engine for finding cheap flights. This website is unique because it was one of the first travel search engines to feature user generated content. The website is supported financially with an advertising business model. You can simultaneously see deals from sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, and other booking services. Occasionally, content is provided directly from travel service provider websites.
Founded in 1900, AAA originally started with California-based car enthusiasts providing one simple service. Today, AAA is made up of 54 million members spread throughout the United States and Canada. AAA Travel makes it possible for customers to book hotels, cars, flights and cruises. It also provides special hotel offers such as Disney hotel and ticket packages. With the help of its travel blog, customers can find inspiration for their next European vacation, ideas on how to travel smarter in San Francisco or cruise tips for traveling with families. Customers can choose from nearly 200 detailed maps and TourBooks which include the U.S., Canada and Europe. AAA Travel generated $3.8 billion in sales during the year 2013 and also made the top 10 booking companies listed by sales according to Skift.
Jetsetter launched in 2009 in an effort to help travelers book unique travel experiences at an affordable price. In order to be listed on the company's platform, travel accommodations must meet specific standards.
Founded in 2006, TripIt is an online travel company whose goal is to create the perfect mobile app for travelers. The company's app for smartphones and tablets allows consumers to select their travel destinations and focus on individualizing their itineraries.