Volume 96, Issue 61
Friday, January 17, 2003

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Hit or Miss

Ticket Wicket Travel
www.twtravel.com

Planning a trip can be pretty tough. With the plethora of travel agents bidding for your business, it can seem overwhelming. But thanks to Ticket Wicket Travel, there's no need to fret.

Ticket Wicket is one of the best travel sites, as it specializes in sell-off vacation packages, airfares and cruises, with departures from Toronto.

If you are willing to book last minute and are not overly picky in where you want to go, then this site is perfect for you. Trips that usually go for $1,500 can be bought a week before departure for as low as $600. Of course, prices stagger depending on the time of year you wish to travel.

Packages are updated weekly and new deals pop up all the time, so it's good to keep checking back regularly.

Next time you plan to travel, make sure to check out www.twtravel.com for a sweet deal.
STA Travel
www.statravel.ca

STA Travel is another last-minute travel Web site that just doesn't match up against a site like Ticket Wicket.

It does a good job at offering a few great deals, but departures are from varying locations and there is no way to look at just Toronto deals.

The limited deals are really what hurts STA Travel. There are some days when they have had as little as three specials being offered, while other sites literally have hundreds.

When planning to travel, it is best to get as many pricing quotes as possible – a site with only three discount packages is not very helpful.

STA Travel also doesn't provide travellers with very many details about the packages being offered or their destinations.

All in all, this site is a complete waste of time and should be avoided by all wannabe travellers.

–Dale Wyatt



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