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Travel & Tourism

AeroLink
http://www.aerolink.com/
A comprehensive website covering everything about the airline industry.

Airline Toll Free Numbers
http://www.internettollfree.com/home/travel/
Listing of toll free phone numbers for most major airlines. Other directory sites: Johnny Jet, and Toll Free.

American Society of Travel Agents
http://www.astanet.com/
Official site and news from this organization.

Classic 164 Currency Converter
http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic
This site allows you to convert just about any currency to just about any other currency. Another nice feature for travelers is the cheat sheet, which will produce a quick guide that you can print and carry around in your pocket.

GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
http://www.gorp.com
Here you will find features on just about everything having to do with the outdoors. The site has a search engine, which allows you to search the entire site, or you can browse by category. The categories include: Attractions which is types of places you might want to visit such as parks or historic sites, Activities covers things like hiking, birding, etc., Locations allows you to look at a particular area of the world, Gear, and Eclectica which includes things like health, pets, kids and humor.

Hostline
http://www.nestlelib.cornell.edu/hostline/|
Hotel links around the world from the Nestle Library at Cornell University.

The Hotel Guide
http://www.hotelguide.com
Claiming to be the largest hotel guide on the Internet, over 60,000 hotels, motels, B&Bs, and resorts are searchable by city or by hotel name.

L.L. Bean's Park Search
http://www.llbean.com/parksearch
Here you can search for parks by name, location or type of activity of interest. For each park the information provided includes contact information, activities available and a short article about it.

Lonely Planet
http://www.lonelyplanet.com.au
Lonely Planet guidebooks are very popular. The company's WWW site is very well done. The information provided for destinations is extensive including history, environment, culture, events, attractions, costs, getting around, travelers' reports which include scams to look out for and a slide show. Also at this site you will find information on health and travel as well as oodles of links to other travel sites.

MapQuest
http://www.mapquest.com/
Here you can find maps for destinations around the globe, as well as driving directions and travel guides for U.S. locations.

National Travel Association
http://www.tia.org/
Information from this organization.

Rail and Bus Resources

Information on specific modes of travel including fares, schedules and routes are provided at these sites

Amtrak
http://www.amtrak.com

Europe by Eurail
http://www.railpass.com

Greyhound
http://www.greyhound.com

MBTA- Mass. Bay Transportation Authority
http://www.mbta.com/

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
http://www.towd.com
This site provides contact information for tourism offices of the world through a search engine.

Travlang
http://www.travlang.com
Travlang is loaded with links to very useful travel information. But, the most useful and unique feature of this is the foreign language information it provides. It has many translating dictionaries and even language instruction to prepare you for your trip.

Travelocity
http://www.travelocity.com
One-stop shopping for all your travel needs.

TravelPage
http://www.travelpage.com
This is a site with information and links for destinations worldwide, air travel including aircraft, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, and cruising.

@USA: a Directory of City Directories
http://www.at-la.com/@usa/
Tourism, relocation and local government information can be found through links to online city guides from throughout the country.

US State Department Background Notes
The State Department gathers information on people, government, economy, history, geography and U.S. relations for most countries in the world. It has made that information available at this site.

US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs
http://travel.state.gov
Here is a wealth of information for international travelers. Information at this site and the links that are set up provide information on passports, visas, services for Americans abroad, customs, health, embassies and consulates, and current travel warnings.

Where to get tourist information online
http://www.efn.org/~rick/tour
At this site you will find contact information for agencies providing tourism information for 150 countries and all states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada.

The World Factbook
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
This is the web version of a print publication issued by the Central Intelligence Agency. Here you will find information on every country in the world, broken down into categories like Geography, People, and Government. Reference maps are available to help you see where countries are located.

Yahoo Travel
http://travel.yahoo.com/
Besides links to reservations sites, this site allows one to search for destinations by narrowing down through regions or by type of activity or interest or by the traveler's lifestyle.