For many the Internet is the go-to research tool when planning a trip away. It is a great resource, but can sometimes feel like it provides too much information. To get the best value, deals and advice about travel, you need to know where to go; here's our pick of the best travel websites around that allow you to click and go:
Best for gorgeous accommodation
Aimed at the discerning traveller, i-escape offers boutique accommodation in the most stunning locations around the world. The site is filled with images and honest reviews, giving you the lowdown on the properties' pros and cons, details about the surroundings, seasonal information and price ranges. Suffice to say, i-escape is full of 'little gems'.
This is the perfect travel site for customers who are looking for a trip with a difference. If you fancy staying in a treehouse, retro-futuristic pod, windmill or castle, then this is the travel site for you. Options are at the 'wackier' end of the accommodation scale but holidaypad.net will inspire any traveller.
Best for camping
Glamorous camping (or glamping) is all the rage, but goglamping.net was the first website to be dedicated to this style of holiday. This site gives you a wide choice of places to stay in the UK and beyond. Whether you want to stay in a bell tent, yurt, eco-dome or gypsy caravan, it helps you plan a holiday in the (luxurious) great outdoors.
Why book into a dedicated campsite when you can just rock up and camp in someone's garden? Campinmygarden.com is less glamping and more bamping (basic camping), with different garden owners offering different facilities. Use the site to search by event (although the nearest gardens carry a higher premium).
Best for a bargain
There are plenty of discount websites offering travel deals as well, but voyage-prive.co.uk offers bespoke travel deals alone. Become a member and you will receive deals direct to your inbox and can save up to 70% on luxury getaways. The flash sales are available for a short period of time only and range from city breaks to country manor houses and beach retreats.
Best for bargain accommodation
Great for stays in cities where accommodation can be pricey, airbnb.com covers more than 34,000 cities in nearly 200 countries. It gives you the chance to borrow a local's place and experience another side of the city on your holiday.
Don't spend time flicking around multiple websites looking for the best price on flights, let kayak.co.uk do all the hard work for you. It also compares hotels and car hire deals for you.
Best for eco holidays
Offering hundreds of eco-friendly places to stay that can be reached by public transport or bike. Accommodation ranges from treehouses to agriturismos and is often linked to events and activities in the local area.