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The days of enlisting a trusted travel agent to present you with the best hotel and flight options are long gone. The internet has revolutionized travel booking, but it hasn’t necessarily made it any easier. Now that you can see all of the industry’s idiosyncracies with a few taps of your phone—and why are there so many different prices for the same hotel room?—you might long for the days when travel agents did all the legwork for you.

But if there’s one thing the tech industry relentlessly pursues, it’s solving problems (even those it created). As a result, a staggering number of apps and websites purport to cut through the noise and find you the best flights and accommodations at the best prices. It’s a tall order,

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