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Rooms on a Budget Through Hotel Discount Sites

September 20, 2013

 

Shopping is always fun when you are getting things at a bargain.  The same is true when shopping for hotel accommodations for your vacation.  There are budget rooms and suites available in many hotel discount sites online.  All you need to do is to check these websites at some point and find wonderful deals for your next vacation.  But first, you have to choose your discount sites carefully.  There are a lot of scams online and you do not want to be the next willing prey.  Take a look at the following factors when you evaluate the deal website:

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Reliability.  How good a deal really is can only be proven when you avail of it.  Most of the people who are conned into making online purchases find out too late that their money is gone and the product they got is no good.  You want to make sure that the travel website that you are getting your hotel deals from will truly deliver.  Check out its reputation and read through the customer testimonials on the website itself or in other review websites as well.

Timing.  You have to be quick to take advantage of these hotel deals.  Some of them are offered within a short promotional period only.  This is why it is best if you are subscribed to receive notifications for certain deals in your chosen destinations.  It is also a good idea to have a tentative travel date and some other travel preferences in mind.  This will allow you to make a quick decision when the right travel deal comes along.  Have a list of your “requirements” in a hotel room:  number of beds, available amenities, access to business facilities, guided tour availability, and airport transfers among others.

Security.  Make sure that your personal and financial details are safe at all times.  You want an assurance that your data will not be exposed to other entities without your consent.  Even if it’s just for regular promotional emails, you do not want the travel website to be giving out your email address to their partner establishments.  Make sure too that you get your proof of payment every time you transact in any travel website to purchase your hotel deals.

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  1. I have to agree with you about the timing! You must deal with cheap packages ahead of time though I never tried pa since i’m busy with my review. may be after might try to treat the family and apply these things! Hopefully!

  2. Vacation takes time and preparations. Looking for deals online is fun but tiring. Thank you for this wonderful tips Sis 🙂 The last time I traveled was going to the Philippines 🙂 I did search online foe the perfect and affordable hotels in my home town and found the best deal. We love our stay and hope to come back someday soon 🙂

  3. Whenever we buy deals from online sites, we always call the merchant to make sure if it’s a hoax or truth. One time we got almost cheated by a third-party company (travel agency) and it didn’t promise the services we purchased. Good thing my mom was bold enough to complain and the online deal site requested another travel agency in replacement for compensation.

  4. When it comes to hotel discounts in the Philippines, hotel discount sites are satisfactory, but you get more deals when you talk directly to the hotel yourself. But I guess if you are a traveler and you’re not familiar with the place, then hotel discount sites is the best and most convenient way for you to get a deal 🙂 Thanks for posting!

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