The 50 best travel websites

Whether you want to know where to go, how to get there, the finest places to stay or what to avoid at all costs, Sarah Barrell from The Independent has a treasure-trove of information for the trip of a lifetime.

We, from AssistantClub, selected our 10 favourites:
1. Lastminute: this chirpy website provides five-star deals at three-star prices through its ‘top secret hotel’ deals (you only see the hotel’s name once you’ve agreed to pay.) Its flight and spa packages are pretty good, too.
2. Inyourpocket: more than 100 European cities have been given the treatment, and all the key content from the print editions has been collated on this well-organised and userfriendly website.
3. Skyscanner: Skyscanner faithfully pulls in airfares into an easy-to-search, easy-to-use flight finder and fare comparison website.
4. Rome2Rio: a door-to-door travel search engine that shows times, prices and even carbon emissions, whether you plan to fly, drive, take the train, bus or ferry,
5. Tripadvisor: love it or hate it, TripAdvisor is the daddy of hotel review websites.
6. XE: get instant currency conversions on the web or on your phone,
7. Weather2Travel: for detailed climate information about any destination, Weather2Travel is the place to go.
8. Spottedbylocals: rather than rely on an outdated guidebook, Spotted By Locals allows you to get tips from insiders.
9. Airbnb: rather than stay at a hotel, you can rent somebody’s spare room
10. Seatguru: the ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, flights shopping and airline information.

For the whole list, click here