Skip to Content

The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Search Engines: What You Need to Know

There are a ton of travel sites out there that make the promise of helping you save money on your next trip. However, it’s really hard to know if you’re getting the best deal and which travel site to use! If you are a little lost by all the travel search engines and their specifics, here is what you need to know about travel search engines.

travel search engines

Sunshine Whispers participates in the Amazon Associates and Amazon Influencer Programs. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned on this site and in this post.

 

Travel search engines aren’t always cheaper

Before you book through a travel search engine, do a little price comparison shopping. Many search engines end up being more expensive than booking directly with the airline or hotel company you are looking for. 

travel search engines

Search engines have reward points for members

It’s free to sign up to be a member, but this can be a great way to earn money off your next trip! Each search engine has its own rewards program and this can add up quickly if you travel a lot. You can also stack these rewards with hotel rewards programs and other rewards you might have.

travel search engines

Don’t forget to use your rewards programs

There are so many hotel and flight rewards programs out there! Make sure to add these in when you book so that you don’t miss out on rewards for your trip! If you forget to add them in when you book, call and add them in after booking!

travel search engines

Read the fine print

Some travel search engines don’t allow you to get the price difference if a hotel drops their price or a flight gets cheaper. This means you can essentially end up spending more for your trip than if you’d booked directly! Many airlines and hotels will allow you to price match all the way up until your trip! So check the fine print so you don’t end up leaving money on the table.

travel search engines

Use a cashback website when you book

Cashback websites such as Ebates have amazing offers for travel sites! Ebates can sometimes help you get three or even up to nine percent back on your trip! This can be a great way to make up the cost of a last minute flight or an expensive trip!

family fun free printable resource library

Price shop between travel search engines

While many search engines will have similar prices, there is usually one that is the best deal! They may only vary by a few dollars, but a few dollars can add up quickly! Be sure to check around on multiple different sites using an incognito window to avoid high prices.

travel search engines

Don’t forget about Google Flights

Many people don’t know about Google Flights and it’s a tool that I use all the time! You can turn on price tracking for flights and then log on and book when it’s cheap! You can also get a good baseline price idea on your flights by using Google Flights too.

travel search engines

Travel search engines can be a great way to save money! However, they could end up making you spend more if you aren’t prepared! Make sure you keep this guide handy the next time you go to book a trip using a travel search engine.

Check out these additional travel Planning resources!

family fun free printable resource library

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

5 Bucket List Trips for Families

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

[…] The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know […]

10 Strange Things We Bring On Family Vacations

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

[…] The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know […]

10 Airport Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

[…] The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know […]

10 Health and Safety Travel Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

[…] The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know […]

10 Tips to Survive a Long Haul Flight

Friday 21st of January 2022

[…] The Ultimate Guide To Travel Search Engines: What You Need To Know […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.