Online Travel Agencies

Holding page for Online Travel Agencies or OTA’s (also called Online Travel Aggregators or Hotel Price Aggregator – HPA).

The key difference between an Online Travel Agency and a hotel comparison website, is that you can actually use the OTA to book your travel (they have their own booking engine) which will take care of flights and accommodation. Generally, a hotel comparison website will utilise one of the OTAs engines (see TripAdvisor). Another example is Kayak which uses the booking engine

The 2 most notable are Expedia and Priceline, because between them they own most of the hotel comparison websites that you will find yourself on, including wotif, travelocity, trivago, orbitz, and agoda.

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