Try some of these great stores:
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This excellent store lives up to its name by providing a variety of services to get you
out of a last minute hole. They include romantic hotel accommodation, holidays, short
breaks, flights to worldwide destinations and theatre tickets, some of which are sold by
web auction. Prices are generally much cheaper than the high street.
QXL's online auctions present an exciting and often cheap way to shop. You can set your
top limit for an item and let a robot carry on out-bidding competitors up to that amount.
This store is worth checking if you're after electrical goods (including TVs, hi-fi's and
phones), jewellery, watches, sports gear, fitness equipment, computer hardware (including
upgrades), package holidays, short breaks, rented holiday accommodation and flights.
This is a comprehensive travel site, offering 1.2 million discounted flights, worldwide
hotel bookings, car hire, package holidays and travel insurance. It's attractive and easy
to navigate. Their fare alert service lets you submit your maximum bid for a flight, and
have Ebookers either Email you when a fare drops below that amount, or they might even try
to find an airline willing to accept your bid. Handy!
Microsoft have launched the UK version of their impressive Expedia set-up. The site lets
you book flights (they reckon they have access to 800,000), hotel rooms and car hire. You
can also search for holidays from 20 top UK agents to book offline. Simple to use,
comprehensive and backed up with a superb range of reference information.
A well built store offering rooms in 8,000 2 to 5 star hotels around the world at
discounted prices. Search results summarise hotels that match your requested area, price
and dates. The further detail provided about each hotel is excellent. Some hotels are
pictured, and we understand that the rest are being snapped even as you read this.
Book your flights through this well-designed web site and the tickets will be delivered
the next day. An auction section lets you bid for holidays, although there aren't as many
lots as you might expect. Also book car hire, get travel insurance, weather information,
currency converters and destination info from the site. Similar to Microsoft's Expedia
offering but more approachable.
You can book flights on numerous airlines thanks to an advanced search tool on this site,
as well as book hotel accommodation and buy travel books. There's also a useful set of
British Airways' cheap, no-frills service (ie no in-flight meals) roams between London
Stanstead and Edinburgh, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Milan, Bologna and Rome. This is a well
organised site with a quick and painless ordering system.
British Midland boast that they were the first airline in the world to provide an online
reservation system. They call it 'Cyberseat', and it lets you book flights to and from a
variety of UK and EC cities. Occasional auctions let you bid for their surplus seats at
low prices. A smart site.
Part of Virgin, this slick booking service lets you reserve seats on virtually any
mainland UK train journey. The booking process is uncomplicated and tickets can be
delivered by post or collected from one of about a dozen stations.