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13 Ways to Get Deals on Hotel Rooms

No perfect app or site will always find the best deal on hotels. However, you can follow these strategies to save -- even calling or scanning coupon books.

After Market: As Snow Rises, Stocks Rise Too

Stocks posted modest gains Thursday despite the nasty weather across the East Coast, which caused lots of business headaches, and despite two disappointing economic reports.

Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off?

Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they'll get you the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't offer the best prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.

Get a Work-Life Balance: You Can at These Top-Rated Companies

If you're working harder than ever, and feel like you don't have time to breathe, check out Glassdoor's list of the best companies for work-life balance. Some names on it may not surprise you, like Facebook and LinkedIn. But one name that's been in the news constantly lately probably will.

5 Minutes Will Save You 66% on Your Next Rental Car

Renting a car is a lot like buying one: You know you're going to get taken advantage of, you just don't know how badly. But follow these three simple rules and you can cut two-thirds off the price of your next rental -- easily.

When Using a Travel Agent Can Save You Money

Customers who quit using travel agents in favor of websites such as Travelocity or Kayak are coming back -- and no wonder. Getting a good deal on travel is only getting more complicated. When are you better off using an agent than trying to fly solo? Read on ...

Online Travel Sites' Dirty Little Secrets

There is absolutely nothing wrong with leaning on traditional travel portals for your trip booking needs, but you still can't assume that any given site is offering you the best possible deal. Let's go over a few of the things that Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz would probably prefer that you don't know.

Priceline and Expedia Hope You Don't Read This

New travel website RoomKey.com launched earlier this week, offering to hunt through the available hotel rooms across several chains and find you the best deals. But with so many similar websites out there, how can it expect to compete? Well, guess who's running it.

Google's Flight Search Ruffles Feathers

The world's leading search engine has begun pushing its own flight search feature ahead of other organic results. Punch in "MIA to LGA" in a Google box, and the first thing you'll see after a shaded box of sponsored search results is Big G's own comparison engine. Only later do you see third-party providers, which are naturally unhappy about that.

New Travel Agent Partnership Gives Expedia an Edge

By the end of 2012, one-third of the world's travel sales will be booked online. But the majority of bookings still happen through the traditional brick-and-mortar travel agents, which is why Expedia's new Travel Agent Affiliate Program is a smart growth move for the OTA.

Did Online Travel Agencies Commit Tax Shenanigans?

Officials for some large U.S. cities are claiming that online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline are collecting hotel occupancy taxes from consumers, but not forwarding the full amount to governments. If the OTAs are forced to pass that tax money on, what will it do to their profits?

Priceline's New Alerts Help Bargain Hunters Find Deals

Priceline is adding new features to allow its customers to be alerted when certain pre-set criteria are reached, yet another move by an online travel agency to personalize itself for its customers. Read what Trefis sees as the future for Priceline -- and for its stock.

Priceline Has Room to Rise With Jetstar Airways Deal

Priceline recently announced a partnership with Asian low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways: Now, Priceline will provide bookings at thousands of Asian hotel properties on Jetstar's website. The potential gains from the deal should move the needle on Priceline's stock.

Expedia's Game Plan for India's Travel Market

Online travel portal Expedia began doing business in India almost two years ago, and is now scaling up operations there. By forming partnerships with local suppliers, Expedia hopes to jump to fourth place in the market in less than a year. Here's how it plans to go about it.

A Promising Stock Pick for Audacious Investors

Long disdained as overpriced, TravelZoo might be a promising investment for the brave at heart. Based on most indicators, the stock seems to have a bright future, and its Groupon-style business model suggests considerable growth potential.

Airlines and Online Ticket Sites: Altered Flight Patterns

New technology is leading to changes in business relationships between airlines and online ticketing sites. It'll take a while for the new landscape to settle down, but the near-term result could be potential windfalls for some carriers -- and confusion for air travelers.

At Last, New Protections for Air Travelers Will Land in 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is raising the bar for the treatment of airline passengers this spring. Don't expect more legroom in coach -- he's not a miracle worker -- but you will see more transparency in ticket pricing, better deals for bumped passengers, and reimbursement of luggage fees when checked bags are lost or delayed, among other changes.

American Airlines May Pull Tickets From Orbitz

American Airlines (AMR) may yank its tickets from travel website Orbitz (OWW) in a dispute over how the website gets information on American ticket prices. American wants travel agencies to access ticket prices direct from American, rather than going through middlemen called global distribution systems, or GDS, The Associated Press reported.