TravelPirates

travelpirates.com
3 Voted

Founded in 2011, TravelPirates brings all the best travel deals in one place. They search innumerable websites for cheap flights, hotels and package holidays, as well as for vouchers, bus and train deals to make booking a trip cheaper and simpler.

 

Navigating the website is relatively easy, just requiring users to enter their location of departure, destination and travel time that gives a choice between entire months rather than individual days. You can also select from categories, including flights, vacations, cruises and hotels to allow you to quickly get what you’re looking for or, if you’re a bit more flexible, simply stick with ‘All Categories’ to see what’s on offer.

 

After clicking on a deal, you can view the travel itinerary, pricing and how to book. You can then compare flights and accommodation via TravelPirates, however you cannot book directly on the website and will be taken through to a third-party site to complete the reservation. Although I understand that the website just aims to give an overview, I found the details of the deals to be very thin on the ground in terms of how much information was provided, while there were just two photos to give a sense of what to expect.

 

One good point was that you can sign up to TravelPirates’ Whatsapp notification system in order to receive alerts whenever a good deal on a destination you’re interested in becomes available. This makes grabbing a last minute deal even easier than signing up to email notifications, the traditional method adopted by most online booking websites.

 

I also found their ‘Tips & Tricks’ section to be especially useful, featuring a range of articles with advice on everything from first time flying to how to breeze through airport security.

Pros
  • Simple method for searching deals
  • Compare flights and accommodation via website
  • Whatsapp notifications send alerts directly to your mobile
  • Tips & Tricks feature range of different articles with travel advice
Cons
  • Cannot book directly via website
  • Information on what the deal includes is limited