Did you know there are options for cheap travel beyond the usual low-budget motels and fast food? According to the research, 55 per cent of internet users in the UK book their holidays online; furthermore, 9 per cent of internet users book their holidays on the high street after conducting their own research online, while 17 per cent of users will carry out research online prior to booking their holidays via the telephone.
Although online travel bookings in China grew 72 percent in 2006 to over 2.75 million bookings, valued at 1.54 billion yuan (US$204 million), it pales in comparison to the US, where the online travel market generated revenues of US$83 billion in 2006.
No other site can come close to matching this, as other websites need to physically search outside sources for airfares a few dates at a time, while Google Flights literally owns all of the live airfare data (it only cost them $750 million!), and can do things with it at speeds that only Google can.
Resources include a list of starred must see attractions and links to online magazine articles and prominent webistes, such as There are also links to air, hotel and car rental reservations, though these did not work for me in the alpha-released website.
Why they love it: The new online travel magazine from travel photographer Annapurna Mellor and her writer sister Athena has inspired trips to a little-visited town in Egypt on the border of Libya, an open-air laundry in the slums of Mumbai, and the streets of a provincial town in Western Russia.