Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they offer the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't give us the lowest prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.
With only a week or two to spend on your vacation trip, do you really want to spend it in a generic hotel? To get away from the routine and out of the tourist zone, check out these funky, cost-effective alternatives.
The travel-related search market became more competitive recently when Google added flight schedules to its search results. This could have a significant impact on online travel agencies, but a look at the details of how the service works shows why it will hit Expedia much harder than rival Priceline.
America is in a group-buying frenzy. The rapidly growing craze sparked by website Groupon has spawned hundreds of clones and threatens to overwhelm people's e-mail boxes with Daily Deals. But businesses that use them risk resetting their customers' ideas of what a fair price is.