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The most common hotel booking mistakes



These days, technological advancements have completely changed the way people book their hotel accommodations. With almost every respectable property offering deals through third party booking sites, booking a hotel room is only one click away. Although the process of searching and booking appears straightforward, it can at times be affected by some common blunders. From selecting fraud booking sites to forgetting vital information, small mistakes can turn your trip into a nightmare. The small missteps made can end up costing you more than you bargained for, which is why it is important to educate yourself on the most common booking mistakes so as to avoid them. Here are some of the most common blunders:

Booking too early

When it comes to making your reservations, it is essential to make them at the right time, otherwise, it can cost you dearly. Special events and peak seasons are some of the worst times to book your hotel because the demand is high, which then translates to increased prices. In such a case, the earlier you make the reservation the better it is for you and your wallet.

In some instances, however, booking in advance may not be the right thing. This is especially true when you are booking accommodation for standard reservations such as a weekend getaway. As a rule of thumb, you should start monitoring the prices of your accommodation at least six weeks before your travel date. The time in between will allow you to conduct as much research as you can while tracking airfares and the rates to see what the fluctuations in price are.

Booking without reading the deposit and cancellation policies

One terrible blunder that travelers make is carelessly making a reservation without first checking the deposit and cancellation policies of the hotel. Most hotels, especially those in the same region usually have similar policies, but most others don’t. To avoid making a mistake that can ruin your budget, it is always a good idea to go through the policies.

Expecting the best room of all

It is a common practice for hotels to reserve the best rooms for customers that make their reservations on the hotel website. Also, the best rooms are given to loyalty members or people who make it clear that they have stayed at the hotel before.  On the other hand, travelers that book through online travel agencies often receive what is left after the rooms have been distributed to everyone else. To ensure that you get the best rooms all the time, you should join a loyalty program and become a member for better room placement. Most loyalty programs are free and they can help you access extra amenities such as free breakfast and internet services.

Inputting incorrect dates and times

Many travelers are guilty of committing this booking mistake. Always make certain that you input the correct arrival and departure dates to avoid paying for an extra room. Have your flight itinerary with you when you are making your reservations so that you can double check your arrival and departure dates and times. You should also take note of the different time zones because your check-in dates could be different than what you expect.

Not using your credit card for booking

Credit cards are the best for reserving your accommodation. Most credit cards have offers and rewards attached to them such as flight miles; cash back bonuses and free nights. Additionally, credit cards are generally safer to use compared to debit cards because you can get immediate refunds for the wrong charges, as well as fraud protection.  There are numerous resources out there that can educate you on the best credit cards to use while traveling-use them wisely.

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Check out this Incredible New York City Penthouse



For those with a couple of million dollars at the bank, Check Out This Incredible Multi Million dollar Penthouse in New York. This is for those who love feeding their eyes to the perfection of contemporary architecture and luxury lifestyle.

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