MIAMI (CBS4) — If your bags are packed but your wallet is empty, there are some new websites that may help you book your summer travel plans without breaking the bank.
Most of us know all the frequently used travel websites such as priceline.com, kayak.com, Travelocity and expedia.com but there are two relative newcomers that offer some good deals and some great information.
The first is www.gogobot.com, which is part Facebook, part travel agent.
You put in your destination, ask for specific suggestions and within minutes travelers from around the world are giving you tips.
Another site is www.hipmunk.com.
It’s less than a year old and is really simple to use. The site sorts through flights based in part on what is called the agony factor.
That’s how grueling the trip will be and how many layovers.
“People love the agony factor almost as much as they love the chipmunk logo,” joked Adam Goldstein, CEO of Hipmunk.
Travelers who have endured agonizingly long trips from other sites welcome the idea.
“They laid me over in an airport for 4 hours just for a rental car,” explained one unhappy consumer.
Hipmunk and Gogobot may look odd in your web history but they’re both free and could save you money in the future.