Saving Money On Hotlels
Saving Money On Hotlels
Saving money on hotels doesn't mean "cheap hotels"
Here are a few good bargaining tips.
- Room - Find out if you book a smaller room, a room
without a view, or a room on a lower floor, if it
will be less expensive.
- Breakfast - Check the rates with breakfast, and
the rates of the room without breakfast.
- Special Occasions - honeymoons, graduation, 75th
birthday party, reunions etc.
If you are planning to stay in the hotel, because of
a special occasion or an event, find out if the hotel
offers rooms at special rates.
Extended Stay -
If you are planning to stay at a hotel for an
extended amount of time, ask if the hotel has special
rates for an extended stay. Even if you are traveling
from place to place, but you are planning to stay at
the same hotel chain ask any special rates that they
can offer you.
Business Trip -
Ask about special rates for business travelers. Many
hotels have special rates for people traveling on
Group Discounts - If you need to book more then one
room, find out if the hotel has special rate.
Hotel Suite - Instead of booking 2 separate rooms,
find out the rates if you book a suite. Remember the
extra beds in a suite are usually sofa beds, which
could be less comfortable.
Student Discounts -
There are many places that offer student discounts,
especially are traveling internationally. You will
need a student card, usually with a picture ID. If you
are traveling overseas it is best to find out about an
international student card. The international student
card gives excellent discounts on almost everything.
- union workers
- senior citizens
- hotel workers, hospital workers etc.
- military personal
- car associations
Credit Card Discounts - Check with
your credit card company to see if they can offer you
any special deals or discounts.
Out of State/Country -
If you are traveling out of state or country you
might be eligible to special discounts, or possibly be
exempt for VAT if you pay in foreign currency if you
are traveling abroad.
Frequent Flier Points -
Find out if you can use your frequent flier points
toward your hotel stay. Check if you use your frequent
flier points, check to see if there is any tax or
extra charges that you would have to pay to use your
frequent flier points.
Hotel Frequently Clubs -
Ask the hotel about frequently clubs, even if you
don't do a lot of traveling. it might not cost you any
money to join their club, and you will get a discount.
Airline Deals - If you are flying to a the
destination, and you need a hotel, ask the airlines
about any special discounts that they are available.
Travel Clubs/Organizations -
Travel organizations and car repair services such as
AAA can offer you discounts on hotels.
Professional Advice -
Talk to a few different travel agents. Sometime
different travel agents can get you different deals.
Call Direct -
Call the hotel directly, ask them about any specials,
or discounts available for the time you are planning
to travel. Remember to use the bargaining tips listed
above. Don't be afraid to tell the hotel receptionist
that their completion is offering a lower rate.
Reservation Centers/Internet Sites -
Reservation Centers -
There are many reservation centers that can give you
better rates, because the reserve rooms in bulk.
Make sure that if you order a room via a reservation
center, that the hotel accepts their reservations and
that the reservation center is authorized to book
reservations for the hotel. Call the hotel, and ask
they if they are authorized to book reservations for
Find out if the reservation center charges any fees,
for booking the reservations.
Internet Sites -
There are a lot of Internet sites that can get you a
Last minute deals -
Last minute travel you can get some really good
deals. There are many hotels that lower there prices
at the last minute. There are some excellent Internet
sites that specialize in last minute traveling.
1-800 number - 1-800 numbers are great for searching
the lowest rate. Don't be shy about asking if they
have a hotel that has a lower rate.
Advertised Prices -
If you find any advertised prices in a newspaper,
radio, Internet etc. Ask about prices that you heard
about and find out what the conditions are to receive
the advertised price.
Look for coupons on the Internet, local papers,
tourist sites etc. Remember to read the small print
coupon says, and take the coupon with you.
Flexible Dates -
If you can be flexible about time you travel it could
save you a lot of money.
Ask the about when the hotel rates are the lowest. It
could be a difference of a few days or a week, and you
could save a lot of money.
Hidden Charges -
Find out about hotel taxes, local taxes. service
charges that are not included in the price of the
Parking fees - find out if there are parking charges,
and how much parking will cost.
If you are travel outside your country, find out if
you are able to pay in foreign currency and save on
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