Call the Hotel Directly Instead of Online Hotel Booking
Hotels like to bring in online bookers to their own, personal website or have customers contact their 1-800 number instead of going through the third party retailer. The websites often offer the same listed price as the third party retailers, but at this price the hotel doesn’t need to pay a booking fee to the third party. However, it is possible for a customer to contact the hotel they wish to book with directly for further discounts. Unlike in the world of online booking, contacting a hotel directly makes it possible to negotiate pricing. As long as there are rooms available and it is not the busy time of the year, the hotel is far more likely to offer up steeper discounts for interested travelers. This way, the traveler can save money on their booking, avoid signing up for a half dozen email services and form a personal connection with the hotel itself.