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4 stars Fodor's Travel Online - Flights and info. Vast resource of information on every country you can think of. Links to pages for the local info, such as street maps and weather. The forums section contains advice from other travellers. Site Guide

4 stars Virgin Net Holiday Finder - Great way to find the right holiday or city break for you. A wealth of info at your disposal, including a UK hotel finder, and links to all the major airlines to compare prices. Some great offers from time to time, so keep your eye on this site. Site Guide

3 stars Rough Guides Travel Homepage - Info on countries and cities. Pages of information for any country or city you care to think of. This is really a taster site to make you buy the relevant book. Site Guide

3 stars Virtual Tourist - Chat with others. Exchange views, tips and travelling ideas with others.

3 stars Lonely Planet - Info about places. Outline of info for most countries and cities in the world. Special features on events happening around the world. Site Guide

3 stars Internet Travel Services - Link to other travel sites. Page of links to other late deal sites, very useful for those who don't want to use other search engines. Loads to find out about, lots of info.

2 stars Internet Travel Network - US specific info. Flight details and holiday info from a US base. Probably OK to arrange the next leg of a trip if you are already in America.

2 stars ABTA - Agent info. Gives details of the member agents and the special skills they have.

2 stars Travel.org - US specific travel info. Vast resource of info about US and the rest of the world, with accommodation, flights and holiday info.

2 stars Air Miles UK - Free stuff. Use your air miles to get free entry, flights and holiday discounts. Site is for members only, but offers are good.

2 stars 1000 Tips 4 Trips - Posted by fellow travellers. This site is intended to act as a guide for those setting off on their travels, warnings from others about the pitfalls etc.

 
 
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UK holiday info
 
 

3 stars English Tourist Board - Tourist information. Find out about events and attractions, accommodation and special happenings around the country. Site looks good and is easy to use. Site Guide

3 stars All-In-One British Timetables - Travel information. Links page to nearly all the travel info you need. Trains and ferries are listed, but not coaches. Also links to travel companies. Site Guide

3 stars British Waterways - Canal info. Excellent site about unexpected subject. Well put together to tempt you into a canal boat trip. Useful navigable map. Site Guide

3 stars UK Travel Guide - Travel info. Offers details of timetables to get around the country, along with a wealth of other info from bicycles to cybercafes. Site Guide

3 stars UK Hotel Bookings - City and country hotels. A few areas covered, with price lists, but no online booking. A phone number is offered where bookings can be made.

3 stars Smoothhound - Hotel and guest house finder. Literally thousands of accommodation options, search by area, then price etc. Good listings with detailed info.

3 stars The Good Guide to Britain - UK events and info. Guide to the best parts of the country, by the quality of its pubs primarily. Useful for events by region or date.

3 stars Travel UK - Find hotels to suit you. Accommodation finder for the whole country. Search by area then by type to find contact details.

2 stars Virtual London - Info supplied by London Tourist Board. Find out about some of London's major attractions. Gives detailed info about London walks, but has annoying interface.

2 stars Wellington Lodge Llamas - Llamas in North Yorkshire. Really bizarre to find llamas in our climate, but trekking is available here, as is B&B. Make sure to look at the Photo Gallery.

2 stars Country Walks - Government info on open access areas. Search a database for categories such as easy access, views, or plant interest. Look in your local area or further afield.

 
 
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Discount flights
 
 

4 stars TelMe Travel Club - Finds the cheapest flights to suit you. Really easy to use, and very easy to understand. Once you decide which airport you are travelling from , it returns a fare that is the total price for all those travelling, including taxes. Site Guide

3 stars Expedia - Flight site. Great way of listing flights in FareCompare. Cheapest first, but also includes length of stay. Support Line for those with 'Itinerary Numbers': 0800 339 0000. Site Guide

3 stars Lastminute.com - Late deals. What you want is not always available as this site deals in specials. Quick return when it has your request available. Helpline: 0171 659 4900. Site Guide

3 stars ebookers - Get flight seats online. Gives flight prices, but registration necessary for availability info. 0207 757 2626. Site Guide

3 stars Dial-a-flight - Bargain air fares Give travel dates, destination and departure airport, and it finds best prices. 0870 333 4488. Site Guide

3 stars Travel Select - Flight deals. Very easy to use, giving quick results, but you do have to check for availability. 0207 587 1400. Site Guide

3 stars Cheap Flights - Discounted seats. Flights come in airport order, and to buy you must visit the site of the ticket supplier (e.g. STA travel etc.). Site Guide

 
 
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Bargain airlines
 
 

4 stars Easyjet - Cut price flights. Stelios brings us the 'cheapest flights' to a selection of European destinations. Very easy to book online, or phone to speak to someone. 0870 600000. Site Guide

3 stars Space - Airtours bargain flights. Some good deals, but prices change quickly. Easy to book, but not online (via phone number). 0870 1616 747. Site Guide

3 stars Go - British Airways cheap flights. Fly from Stanstead to destinations in Europe. Quite an easy to use site that explains things well. 0845 6054321. Site Guide

3 stars Virgin Express - Routes around Europe. Cheapish prices. Easy to find details, although there are not always flights back on the dates you want. 0171 744 0004. Site Guide

3 stars Deckchair - Searches millions of flight fares. Gives the cheapest fares it can find, but cheaper have been found elsewhere. E-mail support only. Site Guide

3 stars Buzz - Cheap flights. Yet another cut price airline, flting to limited destinations in Europe. 0870 240 7070. Site Guide

2 stars KLM UK - Can book flights directly. Quite a convoluted process, but there price appears in the end. Online booking is straightforward. 0870 507 4074. Site Guide

2 stars Ryan Air - "Flights to Ireland, Scandinavia and Europe." Not the cheapest of airlines, despite its 'low fares' heading. 0870 333 1239. Site Guide

 
 
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Holiday packages
 
 

4 stars The First Resort - A well rounded site. Not only does it offer bargain packages and last minute deals, but allows you to build your own holiday. No online sales (telephone nuimber), but a large amount of info and advice. Site Guide

3 stars Thomson Holidays - Tailored holidays. Offering cruises, millennium breaks and weddings in paradise, this site is very strong in providing what you want from the holiday.

3 stars Bargainholidays.com - Last minute deals. Offers great bargains for those willing to depart in the next few days. We found a 14 night self-catering break in Florida for 139!

3 stars Thomas Cook - Package holidays to Europe. Fill in the details of your ideal holiday, and the database will find a Thomas Cook break suited to you. Covers further afield as well as Europe.

2 stars Cosmos - Holidays for sale. Price-graded holidays so that you can choose the one to suit your budget. Coach tours also available if flying is not for you.

2 stars Club Med - Holiday info. Slightly confusing site, which gives good information on albeit a limited number of venues, most of which are beyond Europe.

2 stars Alternative - Turkish holidays. Offers holidays in Turkey, from city breaks to golfing trips. Pretty basic site, with no online booking yet.

 
 
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Long distance
 
 

3 stars Oz Travel - Holidays in Australia and New Zealand. Tailor made holidays. Site guides you step by step throughout the whole online booking system, including flight, hotel, and car.

3 stars Discovery Initiatives - Remote holidays. Holidays with a difference for those who want to make a difference. Conservation mixed with discovering and walking in remote areas.

2 stars Sherpa Expeditions - Walking and cycling. Offers a wide range of walking holidays, both at home and abroad. Your luggage is transported between bases, be it camp sites or hotels.

2 stars All India - Indian travel and tourism site. Offers holidays in and information on India's cities and regions. Useful info such as visa requirements alongside cultural and sights-to-see details.

2 stars Coral Cay Conservation - Reef and rainforest expeditions. Conserving rainforests and reefs through work done on these expeditions. Full training given, trips of up to 12 weeks available.

 
 
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Health and insurance
 
 

3 stars Travelcoverdirect.co.uk - Travel insurance online. Comparison chart which shows this company to be cheaper than anyone else. Offers a 'we can beat your quote' service.

2 stars Columbus Direct - Insure yourself for trips. Single or multi trip insurance, with many policies to cover your type of holiday (e.g. water sports, skiing etc.)

2 stars Health Advice for travellers - Advice from the Department of Health. Check down the list for health news from the country that you intend to visit. Details any health scares and info.

2 stars Doctor Travel - Humorous look at holiday mishaps. Keep a cool head while it all goes wrong. The travel doctor gives advice on hoe to handle the situation.

2 stars Preferential - Insurance. Cover yourself for any eventuality with this range of policies.

 
 
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Other airlines
 
 

3 stars Britannia - Cannot book flights on this site. . 0870 607 6757 for the bookable extras.

3 stars Virgin - Airline tickets. Prices are between 6 and 30 times more expensive than discount sites. 01293 450152.

3 stars British Airways - Flights to just about everywhere. Easy to understand and comprehensive. 0345 222111.

3 stars British Midland - Easy to navigate fare finder. Only a three click process to find flights for the dates you want. 0870 6070 555.

3 stars Qantas - Flights to Australia. 0345 747767.

2 stars Japanese Airlines - Tickets for flights to the Far East. Once you find the icon for the English version (right hand side) this site gives info on Japan and travel within the country.

2 stars Delta - US airline with European flights. 0800 414767

2 stars United - Flights from US and in Europe. 0845 8444777

2 stars Swissair - London booking office. 0171 434 7200

2 stars Air Canada - Fly to Toronto. 0870 524 7226

2 stars Air France - Get flights connecting in France. 0845 0845 111

 
 
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