Most of us always hope to get very good hotel prices, both on business and on holiday. The problem is, how do you get cheap accommodation without compromising on quality and comfort?
Travelers from all over the world (America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia) look for the best hotel deals. Everyone wants to save on travel expenses. This is no wonder it makes it a little difficult to find the right budget hotel deal in Pakistan from LBN Hotels. And every hospitality facility claims to have the best deal. So how do you identify the actual offers?
Here are four ideas on how to find cheap hotel deals and save a lot on your travels:
Local travel sites
Great travel sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda and similar are what most travelers look for when searching for the best deals. Its huge details about hotels in almost part of the world are really very important to get what you want.
But what most people forget is that local travel sites are very likely to have more budget hotels than these amazing travel sites. Searching for popular travel sites at your destination can save you a lot of cash.
Unlike giant global travel websites, locals provide details, even on the final budget hotels. There you are more likely to find very affordable and yet very decent rooms for your vacation / business trip.
If you really need to find a good deal, start looking for it soon enough. This gives time to find a range of accommodation, be it hotels, bed and breakfasts or even apartments. Then compare their offerings and their services and facilities and then choose the one that works best for you.
In case you have a very urgent trip; Then it may be advisable to find travel sites at the last minute and see their offers. But the sooner you plan your trip, the better.
Do you have to stay at the hotel for a long time or do you travel in a group? In that case, it is more likely that if you request a discount, you will be offered one. But be sure to ask before making reservations. Some hotels also offer special offers for individuals. For example, some Nairobi hotels have lower rates for UN personnel. If you are partnering with some of the major humanitarian organizations, ask if the hotel has special rates for the staff.
Whenever possible, plan your travel period appropriately taking into account peak seasons. If you are traveling for the weekend, it may be a good idea to stay at a business hotel where prices are likely to be lower than at resorts. Similarly, you can stay in holiday homes on weekdays and save on your room budget.
Planning to take a holiday in the off-season for tourists can save you money and make your trip easier. For example, Mombasa hotels in Kenya double the rate of even triple their room rates in high season. And the large number of visitors looking for hotels makes it even more difficult to find a hotel when you plan last-minute trips.