We’ve rounded up the best booking sites to help you get the best deals on your holiday accommodations
With the dawn of 2015 in place, jetsetters now can engage in their holiday planning with ease. The evolving internet landscape has much to offer in booking your accommodations and several websites have risen to prominence in that department. Here, we list the best booking sites you can use to explore the world's most unique accommodation options and with the best deals.
Mr & Mrs Smith
For stylish jetsetters looking for the best deals on boutique luxury hotels and villas, there is Mr & Mrs Smith. Founded in 2003 by London-based couple James Lohan and Tamara Heber-Percy, the website features over a thousand hotels globally. Aside from the slightly lower rates and the special extras (such as free massages and bottles of champagne), their team has inspected all accommodations, so quality is guaranteed. mrandmrssmith.com
Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a community-based marketplace for people to book and list their accommodations. The website now has over a million listings worldwide that includes private homes, rooms and some hostels. Aside from the easy-to-use and beautifully designed website, the beauty of using Airbnb is being able to discover interesting homes and locals, which is an experience in itself. airbnb.com
A website launched in 1998, Elite Havens focuses on villas around Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The website features photos and detailed descriptions of all the accommodations, which have been personally inspected by the staff. The website also features a “Weddings” tab, for those who need help with booking their dream destination weddings. elitehavens.com
The Luxe Nomad
Travelling luxe for less is what this three-year-old website promises and it sure delivers. Founded by Malaysian model-turned-entrepreneur Stephanie Chai, the website features flash sales that goes up to 70% off and has over 400 (and still growing) hotel and villa listings that cover Asia, Australia and some parts of Europe. Aside from the website, TLN has a strong social media presence, which means you only need to follow their very active Instagram and Facebook accounts for updates on deals. theluxenomad.com