Technology expert and Rasmussen College Director of the School of Technology & Design, Hap Aziz, discusses the best budget travel websites on WOFL- My Fox Orlando 35. In Hap's interview, he unveils the best budget travel websites including Kayak.com, AAA.com, and more.
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Amy Kaufeldt: All right. Thanks so much, Ryan. Summer vacation is fast approaching, but these days we're all looking to save money when it comes to our travel plans. Joining us this morning is tech expert Hap Aziz, and he has the scoop on the websites that you can use to plan your summer vacation on a budget. The first one on the list is one that I actually like and I've used before - Kayak. It's a good one.
Hap Aziz: That's right. It's very good because it aggregates the results of hundreds of travel sites in one place, saving you a lot of time, and of course, you get to shop for the best deal.
Amy Kaufeldt: All right. We like that because it's good to do a little price comparison.
Hap Aziz: That's right.
Amy Kaufeldt: Away.com is one I have not heard of.
Hap Aziz: Away.com is great for destination planning. One of the things you want to make sure is that you're doing travel to someplace you like. So they have a lot of photographs. You can search by interests or by region of the country that you'd like to travel to. Also they have some great top 10 lists, like top 10 hikes with dogs or top 10 locations of the silver screen if you're trying to get ideas that way.
Amy Kaufeldt: Nice. All right. I like that. AAA.com, obviously we know AAA is an old stand y. But their website is good and there's a lot of good information on it.
Hap Aziz: That's right. The AAA website is very, very comprehensive. But one of the things they add is the fact that you can talk to a travel professional.
Amy Kaufeldt: Oh. That is nice.
Hap Aziz: So if you want that voice contact, and of course, they have offices throughout the United States.
Amy Kaufeldt: Now, is there a charge to do that? Or is it just a nice free service they provide?
Hap Aziz: If you're a member of AAA, you get additional services, but they will talk to anybody off the street, so to speak.
Amy Kaufeldt: Oh, nice. All right. Then the last one I think is interesting is AllInclusiveOutlet.com. What is that?
Hap Aziz: All Inclusive Outlet is a website that gathers all the resorts in the Caribbean area and the resorts that give you everything, meals included, activity fees included, drinks included. It gets you the best price. So it automatically applies coupons that might be available so you don't have to search for them so that you're guaranteed of getting the best price for the location. Their travel service is supplied by American Express, so you know they're reliable.
Amy Kaufeldt: All right. While we've got you here, any air fare sites that you really like for pulling all the airlines together and finding the best deals?
Hap Aziz: I like Kayak for that.
Amy Kaufeldt: Kayak is the best. Okay.
Hap Aziz: One of the things that's nice is if you travel with Southwest, you'll notice they don't show up in places like Travelocity, but Kayak does pick them up.
Amy Kaufeldt: All right. Good to know. Hap Aziz, our tech expert, thank you so much from Rasmussen College. Always great to see you.
Hap Aziz: Thank you.
Amy Kaufeldt: Thank you. All right. Let's send it over to Mike. Hey, Mikey.