The 6 best online travel agencies of 2013

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In this year’s best online travel agency category, it was yet another close vote. Travelocity and Kayak were tied until almost the last minute. But then Travelocity pulled ahead with just seconds left in the voting — almost a photo finish.

Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline round out the list, followed by Hotwire.

I didn’t distinguish between so-called “opaque” sites like Priceline and Hotwire and the “full-service” agencies. The list is a useful guide for anyone considering making a travel purchase online.

Here are the top online travel agencies of 2013 according to the readers of this site.

1. Travelocity
2. Kayak
3. Expedia
4. Orbitz
5. Priceline
6. Hotwire

Congratulations to all the winners.

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Christopher Elliott

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