Traveling is Back
As we prepare for another summer of travel, many of us are looking to save money on accommodation. From hotel deals and loyalty perks to seasonal discounts and a variety of online sites, there are plenty of ways to stretch your travel dollar without breaking the bank.
Choosing the right type of hotel
The most important thing when staying at a hotel is to understand what you’re getting for your money. This can be confusing, as hotels offer a wide range of room types and amenities to cater to different tastes and budgets.
Choosing the right type of accommodation is key to saving money and making sure your stay is comfortable. The most popular room types include suites, apartments and rooms with a private bath.
Consider what’s included with your room rate and whether it’s worth it to pay extra for certain features such as parking, breakfast or fitness club access. These are often the best value for your money and can save you a fortune on food and drink during your stay.
Booking with a reputable travel agent can also help you to avoid inflated costs and get the best rates possible for your trip. Some agencies have relationships with several hotels in a city and will be able to secure lower rates than you’d find on your own.
Check your membership status with your credit card, union or association to see if you can get a discount on your hotel stay. Some national chains also offer a loyalty program, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead and ask for a discount if you are an active member of a certain organisation.