Have PC, Will Travel

GOING ON a trip? All you need is a portable computer to make all your travel arrangements-right down to your airplane seating assignment. Whether you're downloading maps, booking tickets or changing hotel reservations, online travel services take the hassle out of making your travel plans. Following is a selection of useful online travel services:

  • Travelogix Online (http://www.travelogix.com) subscribers can book instant reservations with 27,000 hotel sites and 61 car rental companies worldwide. The service is free for the first 30 days; a $9.95 monthly service charge thereafter includes 60 free minutes per month online.
  • At Holiday Inn's Web site (http://www.holiday-inn.com), you can check room availability, view hotel rooms, review amenities and services at specific hotels and book reservations.
  • Tap into Alamo Rent a Car's Web site (http://www.freeways.com) and you'll find information on everything from car rates and availability to vehicle models, seating capacity and storage space. You can also make car reservations.
  • Available through Prodigy, America Online and CompuServe, Easy Sabre lets users shop for the best air fares and hotel and car rental rates, check schedules of more than 700 airlines and make reservations with more than 420 of them.

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This article was originally published in the January 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Have PC, Will Travel.

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