Why Book Direct
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A hotel is more than a place to spend the night, it is your home away from home. Therefore your hotel can make all the difference between a great holiday or a vacation nightmare.
Rather than booking your hotel with large online agencies, it is often smarter to book your room directly with the hotel. Smart travellers shop for their hotel choice using a wide range of online tools to get maps, reviews, photo, and video, then book direct with the matching rates. This way they get all the benefits of direct booking with the knowledge that they are also getting the best rates.
The benefits of direct booking
It used to be that you could find the best rate by booking through travel agents but hotels now developed their pricing policies to offer the same rates. In fact, nowadays hotels are offering matching rates and many offer a “Best Rate Guarantee” on direct bookings.
No upfront prepayment
One of the biggest inconvenience of booking with travel agents is that they typically require full prepayment at the time of booking and that money is paid to them, not the hotel. When you book your room directly, most hotels will not make you pay until the time of your check-out. A credit card guarantee is all that’s needed to secure the room.
Easier to make amendments or changes
Have you ever tried to make an itinerary change once you’ve booked it with a major travel agent ? Often, it means cancelling your whole old itinerary and rebook then waiting for a credit to be issued to your credit card. It’s so much easier when you book directly with the hotel. You won’t have to wait for credit card refunds and will be able to talk directly to someone at the hotel who’s getting a real-time look at availability. Moreover most online travel agents will charge cancellation fees if you wish to cancel your travel plan.
Flexible cancellation policy and no cancellation charges
Unlike travel agents who enforce cancellation fees up to the entire cost of the stay, many hotels provide a number of ways that you can avoid cancellation fees if you have to make a last minute cancellation or shorten your stay.
Easier To Make Special Accommodation Request
Do you have specific room preferences? Do you like different pillows? Do you have other special requests which will make your stay more pleasant? A directly booked room means you’re already in touch with the hotel to make those requests while you’re booking your room.
The Real Traveller’s Secret: Easier Upgrades
One of the insider’s travel secrets is that hotels make less money when you book your room through agents who receive a commission on every booking. If you book direct and upgrades are requested, hotels may be a little more flexible on upgrades.
Be your own travel agent – book your favourite Bangkok hotel and enjoy your holiday.