Travel Smart By Finding The Best Hotel Deals Within Your Budget

This hotel is a four and a half star choice located right in the business district. It is ideal for both visitors and business individuals, and there are many amenities available. The service is exceptional and the hotel is very clean.

Obviously, the dollar figure is very important to the all-too-discerning traveler. Pricing can definitely sway a customer to book or not to book. But more importantly, customers need to know if the value you are offering is worth their dollars. Yes, the hotel rate per night might be on the high side but if the customer can see that you’ve already thrown in the wireless internet and the breakfast, they will be more forgiving. This is especially convenient for business travelers whose hotel stays are paid for by the company. This ensures that they no longer need to foot the extras that they need.

It took about an hour before the father, the hotel owner, called me. I mentioned at the start of the conversation that if the apple didn’t fall from the tree that he too would hang up on me. He said that he wouldn’t and then proceeded to complain about the amount that was being charged for the car rental. That it was only fair to work with fellow travel industry people. I said that his son had abused the favor and I asked him when was the last time he discounted a hotel room during the height of the busy season?

Regardless, Linda needed to consider the facts and the big picture. I did have a reservation for $129, and knowing more about microeconomics wasn’t going to solve my problem. To my knowledge, this was not a call with Fed Chief Ben Bernanke!

The request came after the busy Christmas holiday and about 4 weeks before our next peak period commencing Presidents Day Weekend and running until the end of March. I offered him a mid-size car and would charge him the tour operator net rate for a sub-compact car, a two car upgrade with an attractive price. He would return the car in two weeks. It was a win for him with a good rate and a win for us by renting a car which would normally remain idle during a slow time.

Breakfast – Websites who are competing solely on room rates will generally ask hotel to provide rates without breakfast. This will make their rates more competitive. Also, based on hotel’s experience, they will include or exclude breakfast from the room rates to best suit the needs of specific market.

Many hotels are really hurt by rooms they have to remove from inventory for small problems they haven’t yet fixed; these rooms can be had for pennies on the dollar if you sweet talk the desk right. If you have no hard-copy discounts, and you are a member of a large or important club (truckers, Gov. employees, Doctors, and others you can imagine up) or simply frequently travel and can claim to stay in that hotel chain often, you should ask for a discount on those grounds. Above all, be nice; there is no one I want to price-hike on more than the jerks who demand that they should have a free night because they drove really far or are really tired.

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