Before you book your holiday, visit these travel websites

Researching a holiday can be a daunting prospect. There are a mind boggling number of destinations to choose from with an ever increasing number of options on everything from five star to glamping, treehouses to hammocks, business class jets to bicycles, beach break to eco-tourism and everything in between.

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Before you book your holiday, visit these travel websites:

Tripadvisor.com is an obvious choice, but still incredibly useful. It is invaluable for getting up-to-date information about every possible destination, hotel or experience you can think of. Another great option is Smartertravel.com, which makes getting the best information and the best deals easy, as well as featuring useful travel guides and nifty tips.

When finding accommodation the choices can be endless, but sites like Tablethotels.com or Kayak.com can make things easier to bear, and with Airbnb.com you can rent directly from real people, offering a more authentic experience.

If you are looking for something really different, from boutique eco-domes to Yurts and back again, you can always try Holidaypad.net, which has a great selection that you can book directly. Or for simple camping visit Pitchup.com for a great range of options all over the UK.

Tripbod.com identifies what you are interested in and finds local people who can give you the best local knowledge about those interests; it’s like having a guidebook written just for you.

How about talking to someone face to face? Then take a look at Rentalocalfriend.com, you can find a personal guide who can take you right to the centre of the action straight away, a really great way to get inside knowledge and see things you would never have seen on your own.

Which sites have we missed? Bon Voyage!

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