Did you know there are options for cheap travel beyond the usual low-budget motels and fast food? Although some online food sites (such as ) focus solely on restaurant reservations, goes one step further by providing original content from food critics, recommendations based on your mood, menus and recipes from restaurants in 25 cities—and a booking engine for real-time reservations.
In the end, the testing did not reveal dramatically different pricing, especially when averaged out over many test scenarios, but there was sufficient data to conclude which sites generally offered the best value and to assign each site a grade for its performance on pricing.
Founded in 2008, the site—currently the No. 1 travel company to watch on Momentum Index, which ranks current start-ups—offers 200,000 unique listings available in more than 25,000 cities and 192 countries; the company has raised $7.8 million from venture capital firms Sequoia Capital (Google, Yahoo, PayPal) and Greylock Partners (Facebook, Groupon).
The very best deals can be hard to resist: $110 for swank hotels in the best spots in major cities, $125 for a gated beachfront Caribbean resort, $135 a night in Crete.. if you are an impulse travel buyer, you might find yourself in trouble using these sites.
Savings calculated based on the cost of a Flight + Hotel booking on as compared to the aggregated price of the full published fare given by the airline and the cost of your hotel for the same travel products for the same travel dates when made separately.