After traveling to over 50 countries, I’d say that it’s true that you get what you pay for. But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a luxury hotel for a budget price.
1. Start with cashback and coupon websites
When looking for the best deals, I always start with my favorite cashback and coupon websites to see if there are any generous discounts available. A few of my favorite websites include TopCashback, Rakuten, Groupon and, of course, Savings.com!
2. Always ask for price matches
It’s always worth calling or emailing the hotel directly to see if they can give you a better price than what’s being advertised online. When you’re searching for hotels on OTAs (Online Travel Agencies), the price is likely the sum of two things: the cost of the hotel and the commission that the travel agency earns.
3. Book your accommodation 48 hours before departure
If you enjoy flying by the seat of your pants, take advantage of last-minute travel deals from online travel agencies. Lastminute.com and Hoteltonight.com exclusively cater to last-minute bargain hunters and you can score a serious discount if you’re willing to wait it out.
4. Book a package deal
When you book your holiday transportation and accommodation as part of a single reservation, (what’s known as a ‘packaged holiday’) you have the potential to score some serious benefits.