When travelings, there are two big costs that you have to consider. One is flight ticket and another one is hotels. If you manage to bring down this two costs, then you will have a pleasant trip because you have extra cash to be spent on other things. For flight arrangement, I noticed nothing much can be done to lower the prices except if you book your flights 4 to 5 months prior to your trip. For hotels, you have a lot of options to choose to help to lower down your costs. Compare the rates by checking internet booking websites, call the respective hotels directly to get walk-in rates and check with travel agency.
I have come across an internet booking website, HotelReservation.com who is offering online booking for hotels, flight, car rental and vacation package. They have quite an extensive selection of hotels throughout the world. For accomodations, HotelReservations.com not only cover hotels, they also have motels, resorts, apartments and vacations house to choose. Travelers will have more options for type of accomodations when booking through them. Looking at how big is HotelReservations.com as a credible online booking service, don’t be surprise if the rate that being offered is quite competitive. HotelReservations.com do have Hotel Discounts and special rates as those are things which we are looking for when making an online reservations. A quick comparison of hotel rate in Dubai shows that a saving of 30% will be enjoyed if booking through HotelReservation.com for The Regent Palace Hotel. The last time I stayed there, rate per night is around USD170 whereas HotelReservation.com is offering at USD114.00 only. Imagine if I stay there for 5 nights. I will have an extra of USD280 and that can buy me a very good digital camera.
Be wise when planning for a trip. Sometime, we tend to overlook on certain areas because of our ignorance and this can be very expensive.