Historically, as a business traveler, vacation maker, or tourist, you had a limited number of ways to accommodate and organize.
First of all you can order through the hotel of your choice or the most popular hotel or hotel. Depending on your needs and your budget, in general, most of them (and still are) will have at least one property in your chosen location and will provide consistent standards throughout the world or throughout the country.
Another option would be to contact a travel agent to plan your trip and your accommodation with it. Usually the agent was either selling "package vacation" tickets to the seller, or the businessman had "rack interest rates" from their GDS (Global Distribution Systems, such as Saber or Galileo). A little more explanation of what is happening behind the scenes of these two methods. The package vacation was simply the "Group Discount" airline known as the FIT (Fully Inclusive Tour), where the traveler had to buy a fixed amount of accommodation to get the minimum fare, often every night of the trip. This accommodation was packaged by wholesalers of travelers who negotiated with individual hotels or networks, offering them a minimum room / night for a large discount. The disadvantage of these packages was, as a rule, the lack of flexibility, and the fact that the booked rooms were mainly households, which meant that the hotel could accommodate these discounted travelers in any room available at any night / hour. On the contrary, booking prices through GDS, although more expensive (partly because of the high cost of paying for GDS hotel participation plus an agent commission), was usually much more flexible and the client would have a choice of rooms.
Now, of course, there is the Internet. The whole world of accommodation is in your hands, so it's easy to find what you want. But is it? Unlike phonebooks like directory agents years ago, the Internet has no content or index, and Google's agenda won't be the same as yours. For example, a search for "accommodation (a) in the city" typically cannot give one real hotel property until or after page 2, 3. Of course, there are many different great sites that offer a surprising array of hotels in the most popular places for hotels. world, so it should be, the problem is solved. However, many offers on these sites are limited in many ways and can be arranged in a more appropriate way, from the site's own revenue to personal property, than what could be better. , how do you know which is the best deal for you? So here's what I suggest:
Take a versatile approach to achieving the right property, at the right place at the best available price.
Let us imagine that you are going to a new place that you had not been to before. Take my hometown of Busselton, for example, in the beautiful wine region of the Margaret River in southwest Australia. Where to start?
First of all go to a site that has (almost) all of its housing features on it. Combined Hotels (No, I'm not working for them, or stocks or any other interests) In the light blue search box, enter your destination and arrival and depart (indicate this is your last night's end) by dates, number of guests, and click Search. The first result will show (say) 25 hotels organized in the "Recommended" category. You can edit this along the first line: Stars; Distance; Price or guest rating or deeper next to the page by star ratings, Price, Places, Hotel names (if you know it), Property type and / or features. Note that you can only change one field at a time. This powerful tool lets you narrow down the property you are looking for by any or all of the variables. After selecting one, click on the BOOK FOR REMEMBER and you will see a new box showing a number of booking sites and their value for the specified property on the date you want. When you click GO, you will actually be taken to a booking site, as Hotels Combined is not a booking site, just a great directory. But stop. Before actually writing the book, there are a few more check-ups and diligence you can choose from.
First of all, Combined Hotels does not include all properties and not all booking sites, such as Triple A or Wotif, and many of these great international booking sites, even though their property value is much lower than the first two bookings: I have described ways you can still get an escape room or face very limited conditions. You may also want to check for yourself what other travelers experience. So,
Look at Tripadvisor (searching for a property name is the fastest way, but you can also search by location, etc.) to see how the property is valued by its past guests and if you really want to go down. Sadly, read property reviews for reviews if they are bothered to do them, and you can even join as an investor, it's free, and you will ask one or more reviewers to ask some questions about their experience or that. property:
After doing this, if you are still happy with your choice or have just prepared, in which case repeat the process with the hotels to find the best price, there is one last step I recommend: own site: Different housing properties make a sensible choice given that all booking sites and other external sources of booking, such as Visitor Centers, Car Clubs, etc., charge varying commission rates from about 10 to 18% to guarantee the same or the lowest price. : is always offered on their own site.
Finally, almost as p.s. if you plan on staying two or three nights longer, especially if it's a low season or midnight in the holiday zone, or on a Friday in the city on a Friday, and / or if you have more than just 1 room, try calling property, especially if it is a smaller owner, as you will often talk to a landlord who may want to negotiate a tariff, and you will certainly be well-informed about it and the surrounding area.
While I hope this method will be useful to you and will guide you, of course, our property, if you plan to stay in this area, I am also very comfortable that it may not be, as I am sure our happiest guests are : those who have made the most conscious and informed choice to stay here.