TIPS FOR BOOKING HOTELS
Best Tips on How to Increase Savings when Booking Hotels
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Does it seem like hotel costs just go up and up? It’s true that they rise each year, sometimes significantly. Projected rates for rooms in 2017 are over 20% more than 2016. When determining which hotel / resort/pensionne has the best deal, you don’t just want to look at the nightly rate anymore. There are so many other factors to consider to help you save money, both before you book and during your stay. Here are some tips for Booking Hotels - anywhere, to help you make the best & right decision.
Look for extras.
The more services your rate includes, the better the bang for your buck. You’ll want to make sure they are features you will actually use though, otherwise you’re spending more than you need to. Common extras that can save you lots are free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and kids eat free. All those bowls of fruit and free coffee and tea in the lobby are also included in your room rate, so take advantage of them during your stay.
Be a rewards member.
Do you normally stay at the same hotel or use the same chain when you travel? Sign up for their rewards program. Not only can you rack up points for each stay that you can then use on upgrades and free nights in the future, but rewards members also get notified of exclusive deals that can save you a ton.
Stay in hotels right outside the city center.
If the costs for transportation won’t make up the difference you’d be paying on a closer location, you can frequently get a fantastic deal this way. You could also look into staying in the university district of a city. Hotels are more affordable, cheap eateries are plentiful and public transportation is convenient.
Go out to eat.
Though room service sounds really appealing, prices for food on the menu can be twice as much as you would pay for the same food at a restaurant. Gratuity is always included in the tab and usually masked as a delivery charge. Most guests don’t know this and add a tip to the bill when the waiter brings their food.
Upgrade to a suite.
If your travel party is larger, a suite can cost much less than adjoining or separate rooms. They offer more space and often have bedrooms, so everyone isn’t crammed in the same small space and adults don’t have to go to bed early just so they don’t wake up their kids when their bedtime rolls around. Worth a look !
Ask for a corner room.
Though this won’t technically save you any money, corner rooms are usually a bit larger than regular rooms, which give you a better deal for your money. Once you check in, ask if one of these rooms is available. This is easier if you show up close to check-in time, but before the flood of guests show up to get their keys. You can also call ahead and request a corner room with your existing reservation.
Book in a business minded hotel.
Room rates for hotels that get the majority of their business from professionals drop their prices when
business is slow, like weekends and holidays.
Bring your own snacks or hit the grocery store. Anything is better than the rates for items in the mini bar.
The prices are outrageous and don’t even think about trying to replace it with the same item later.
Avoid the weekend.
Hotels in popular destinations regularly raise their rates on Fridays and Saturdays. In some cases, it can be as much as three times more than Sunday through Thursday nights. So if you can travel during the week, you will find it's cheaper and less crowded, but if you like the crowd, you just might have to pay more for it.
HOW TO SAVE WHEN BOOKING HOTEL ROOMS
How do you save when booking your hotel rooms? Look for Promo's, Package deals, Avoid where possible booking through Online dealers of Hotels and Travel only, as they are not always the cheapest and have massive overheads to pay for, plus the Price you see, is Generally is not the price you pay on check-out, as fees, Taxes, Vat etc. are added on right at the end, so we recommend to shop in Travel Agents that are not Large, don't have lots of Staff, fancy expensive Fittings, as these all add to your costs of Travel and are called added Expenses for a Travel Agency / Business and someone has to pay for them, so small and simple can often be much cheaper an affordable and a better option for Sales at the right Price.
Booking into the most Popular Hotel, will always be more expensive, so check around the corner, for another hotel, maybe its cheaper, and you can always visit the Popular Hotel and enjoy some of there comforts, for a lot cheaper then staying there, still the choice is always yours but remember -
Bigger is not always better !
Did you know that when you book Your Holiday or Flight at least a month ahead you can make savings as much as 20% or even more, depending on your destination and type of Holiday. You can also save more by Booking Complete Packages, and becomes so much cheaper, than booking each part of your Travels separately. So you have decided to have a Holiday or Business Trip - well save Money by booking your Flight, Hotel / Resort and Tours all together and you will save lots more, then you have more spending money for yourself to enjoy even more attractions or upgrade your Hotel Room, add another Tour, there is endless possibilities to increasing Savings for you to enjoy plus we have over 100,000 Holiday Packages to choose from, so there really is something for everyone, everywhere
Price is what you Pay - Value for Money is what you want - to make for Happy Holidays
Hope these are helpful Tips for your next Amazing Holiday - from your Trusted Legends Traveler
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