• http://www.netgrowthgroup.com Alec Campbell

    Great article Chris. Another great tip for readers planning travel abroad is to search in local language using country-specific search engines. I once used this approach to search for “hotéis leblon rio de janeiro” on Google Brazil and found a great deal that I wouldn’t have discovered had I searched only in English on US search engines or travel sites.

    It’s also worth noting here that the prices you find for hotels and flights on US search engines are often significantly different that the prices you find abroad. I imagine this might have something to do with pre-set exchange rates though it may also include mark-ups. More on that here: http://bit.ly/btznMw

    - Alec