Obtaining inexpensive hotel bookings and reservations is now an easy step-by-step process that anyone can accomplish right from their kitchen table. is a web page that makes it easy to book hotels, flights, flight and hotel packages, car rental and tourist activities in more than 20 languages. Enter your departure and arrival points and get the best prices on connections for your favorite dates, or simply enter a departure point and browse the lowest fares on some of the world’s top destinations.

Sometimes I can (like the $1,200 business-class flight from LA to Stockholm round-trip); sometimes I can’t (like the $400 New Zealand flights I had to cancel). However, also consider looking at smaller booking company websites, especially those that specialize in European hotels, such as Accommodation and , Venere, Eurhotel, and Eurocheapo.

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