A whole lot of brands, but only a handful of hotels

A handful of companies hold the keys to millions of hotel rooms globally, but the list of hotel brands that those companies own is legion.

Marriott owns Fairfield, TownePlace and Moxy; Hilton owns Curio, DoubleTree and Hampton; Intercontinental owns Holiday Inn, Candlewood and Hotel Indigo, to name a few.

Best week to book for a great airfare deal on holiday travel

Avoid paying too much for your holiday airfare by booking during the right week. (iStock) The holiday season will be here before we know it, and if you want a good deal on airfare, planning starts sooner than you think.

Thanks to the Orbitz Holiday Insider Index 1 , we now know that travelers can expect to get the best deals on airfare for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year s Eve during the week of Oct.