Specialty: Limited time deals on airfare, hotels, vacation packages, cruises and entertainment around the globe.
We’ve used Travelzoo almost since the day we began traveling together. We’ve booked many deals listed on their website (mostly hotels) and have never had any issues and have always been very pleased. Every week, Travelzoo lists their Top 20 deals, but you can also search the site by location and what you’re looking for (hotel,airfare,etc.). When you subscribe to their newsletter, you’ll get notified once a week (usually on Wednesday) when new deals are announced. When you get two of your friends to sign up for their newsletter with your invitation, you’ll become a VIP member which allows you early access to deals before they send out their weekly announcement.
Travelzoo has deals in all price ranges, categories and destinations. We’ve saved a lot of money over the years using the deals they’ve advertised. One thing we have learned is that when a deal comes out, jump on it. Their deals can sell out quickly and sometimes they last only a matter of days.
Upside: Great deals that are hard to match elsewhere. For hotel deals, you don’t always have to prepay as you do on other sites.
Downside: Deals go fast, so you can’t delay. For some destinations, there can be a “deal drought” for a few weeks without any specials.
Last modified: January 2, 2014