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Hotel Price Tracker

Planning a trip? What’s next after booking the tickets? Booking a hotel, right?

Who doesn’t want a cheap accommodation with all the luxuries? A clean room, a king sized comfortable bed, chair & table, hair dryer, iron, cupboard, bath tub, shower?

But, all this luxury comes at a price. The better the hotel, the higher the price. Some of you might be of the view that it is the price that we are paying for just a few hours of sleep, and may not find worth it. But some may think that it is the price we are paying for an experience, and is totally worth it.

But no matter what, there are times when a hotel can’t be avoided, and of course everyone wants a good room at a cheap price.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “hotel”? OYO? Trivago? Right?

There are various sites to book a hotel room, like MakeMyTrip, OYO, Booking.com, Yatra, Goibibo, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Agoda etc. Are you confused as to where you will find the best deal? Go to Trivago. It provides hotel search to users to compare hotel prices from more than 400 hotel booking sites for 1.8 million hotels in over 190 countries.

Here are a few tips to book a cheap hotel –

So apart from booking a hotel room from a booking site, you can try some of these tricks to find a good hotel room at a cheap price.

Book directly through the hotel

Instead of looking at 100 hotel booking websites and wasting time, call the hotel directly and book a room. And in case you are booking a room in a global brand name, like Hyatt, Marriott, Taj, Hilton, etc. it is better to book directly with that hotel. By booking directly, you can get certain benefits like, late checkout, breakfast, some additional discounts etc.

Book in advance if you are going during peak season

Last minute booking definitely works during the off season. But relying on this is a risky task, and also the price touches the sky during the peak season. So it is better to book a hotel room in advance.

Opt for a bigger room

If you are going on a group trip, it is preferable to book a big room that allows four to five people to stay together. Or you can book a room that has connecting room, that way you can save money and get better experience.

What is better than negotiating?

You can directly ask the hotel management for a discount. They can give you good rates, especially during the mid-week and during the off season.

Loyalty Benefits

Many big brands provide loyalty cards to their regular customers and give them special discounts. Pick a chain of hotels that you like the most and stay at their properties wherever you go. This will help you in getting a good deal every time.

Some popular loyalty programs are Marriott rewards, Club Carison (Radisson Hotel), IHG Rewards (Intercontinental Hotel Groups). Also they provide certain other benefits to their loyalty customers, like late check outs, complimentary internet access, etc.

Cancellation Period

There is a cancellation period of hotel rooms, say 24 hours to 48 hours. Often people cancel the reservation at the last moment. So, you can call a hotel and ask for that rooms, they will give them at a lower price.

Hotel prices fluctuate a lot. So don’t spend much of your time on these sites. Instead use these tricks to book a hotel room the next time you plan a trip and save a lot of money.

Have a wonderful trip!!!

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