Traditional travel agents face tough times, mainly because the Web is ideal for do-it-yourself travel planners who want to book their own trips online. So where can you buy those tickets to Texarkana...or Paris?

Biztravel (http://www.biztravel.com) This is the site for business travelers who want to book plane tickets and hotel rooms, as well as get information on destination cities.

Cheap Tickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com) Want a bargain flight? Cheap Tickets sells airlines' empty seats at huge discounts. And it now offers discounts on hotel rooms, too.

Quikbook (http://www.quikbook.com) You'll also find hotel-room bargains here. This site offers rooms at good hotels usually at up to 60 percent off the rack rates walk-ins get quoted.

Zip2 (http://www.zip2.com) Don't guess where you're going. Use these great tools to map your destination.

Expedia Travel (http://www.expedia.com) Created by Microsoft, this online travel agency ranks among the most popular sites for booking trips.

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This article was originally published in the July 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: www.supersites.com.

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