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Wed 18 Jul 2012

Finding travel deals on Twitter


Amy Bertrand
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

11:14 a.m. CDT, July 18, 2012

The travel industry can be found all over Twitter. You can find hotels, hostels, bed and breakfsts, airlines and more. Many of them offer great deals; many of them offer (American Airlines) great customer service. I had experience with both. Below is a list of some of the best places to find deals on Twitter. But beware, they vanish from your timeline fast.

@budgetplaces, Budgetplaces.com: With more than 10,500 hand-selected hotels, hostels, apartments, and bed-and-breakfasts in more than 1,500 destinations around the world, budgetplaces.com offers prices 40 percent less than typical nightly rates.

@fly_com, Fly.com: Fly.com sifts through more airlines and online travel agencies than any other site presenting travelers with the best prices and itineraries. I found a flash sale of $150 roundtrip flight from St. Louis to Orlando via a tweet.

@cheapoair, cheapoair.com: The website has deals on airfare, hotels, car rentals and more. Follow them on Twitter for exclusive sales and discount codes.

@jetsetterdotcom, Jetsetter.com is a members-only website that features vacations hand-selected by a team of curators. Jetsetters can browse offerings on sale in the flash section of the site, which features 20-30 vacations per week at prices 30-50 percent off.

@cheapcaribbean, CheapCaribbean.com: An online travel agency that provides travelers with deals on luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

@eurocheap, Eurocheapo.com: This website sends out writers to visit cheap hotels in 26 European cities in search of the best budget hotels. Eurocheapo.com delivers the honest reviews and accurate photos with the traveler's best interest in mind.

And don't forget to follow me, @abertrand.