Favorite hotel booking website

I travel in other countries a lot, often in remote places, and when I do I prefer smaller hotels, hostels, guesthouses, homestays, inns and Airbnb. Over the past decade I’ve used many apps and sites for booking smaller places in Asia, Latin America and Europe, but in the last 3 years I’ve settled on Booking.com as my go-to. It has a unified interface to 1.1 million hotels and guesthouses worldwide, with the widest coverage and selection, accurate prices and info. It is also high reliability (if they say you have a reservation, you do) and they make it very easy to change or cancel. If I can, I will always book through Booking.com rather than the hotel direct. — KK

Travel tipsClaudia Dawson