Tuesday, 21 June 2011

How to Get a Luxury Holiday for Less

Are you thinking of going on a luxury holiday this year but think you can't afford it. Think again, a website called Get A Room promises to get you the best deal for your travel dollar. Always Save Money host Rubina Ahmed-Haq spoke to Bob Diener, the President of Get A Room on how to score a great deal on a  hotel room this summer.

Here are some tips to keep in mind before you book your summer holiday
  1. Do your research before you buy. After you decide what city you want to travel to, figure out that city’s high and low season. Also is this city busier on the weekends or during the week? All this information and a little flexibility will help you save money
  1. Always pick up the phone and ask for the “unpublished rate.”   Often a real live agent can give you a bigger discount. Hotels are reluctant to show their rock bottom prices and leave that information with the agents .
  1. Don’t travel last minute. Book at least 21 day in advance.  Gone are the days when hotels were slashing prices days before you are due to arrive. Hotel room prices are often higher if you book last minute. Hotels now reward you for committing early.
  1. Look out for one-day deals. A lot of online sites offer short term deep discounts. These flash deals last 24 to 72 hours and can save you a lot of money. But you have to act fast
  1. Check the reviews on any hotel you are thinking of booking. Make sure you are truly getting the luxury experience the hotel is promising. Don't pay for a hotel you don't want.

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