Saturday, October 28, 2017

Would you recommend using to book a hotel room? Why or why not?

Never. Call the hotel directly and you can get a better deal.

Online travel agencies charge a commission of 20–25% of the amount you pay. So if you call me, I’d give you a better rate, and still come out better than the net payable to the hotel if you were to call them.

Or call any hotel and do the same trick. AAA and AARP are not ‘publicly available rates’, and while you should be a member, many hotels don’t question it if you ask for them. That gets you ten percent off what you’d pay on most OTA sites, unless they’re handing out deep discounts like candy.

If the hotel agreed to one of those, they deserve exactly what they get.

Originally appeared on Quora

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