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Check out the Airport Links page for hyperlinks to over 250 U.S. and overseas airports. The list also includes the 3-letter designator code for each airport. These codes are assigned by IATA (the International Air Transport Association) for use by the travel industry in referring to the world’s airports.
During 1996, consumers purchased $276 million in travel-related products and services online, both from suppliers and through travel agents. While the amount is substantial, it was a mere 1% of total travel expenditures. The future: $4-5 billion by the year 2000, accounting for 5-plus percent of total travel spending.
There are many agencies with an online presence. Following is just a sampling…
For hotel bookings in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Boston and Atlanta, try Quickbook. They purchase blocks of rooms from many participating hotels, which they sell at a discount to their customers. What may be more important than the discounts (especially in cities like New York, where demand for hotel rooms often outstrips supply) is simple availability. Because of their volume purchasing, Quikbook may have rooms available when other sources come up empty.