In today's era of internet when everything from pin to plane is available online, life a decade before sounds very unrealistic. Courtesy to internet, travel industry has grown manifolds. I remember, even during my college days, I used to book my train ticket standing hours in queue at railway station. But now the time has changed so much that be it booking an airline ticket, making hotel reservation or hiring a car, it is just a matter of few mouse clicks. Not only this, if you are carrying handbag only, you may even do online check-in and save your time in standing in queue for luggage check-in.
Even though there are innumerable online travel agents to provide travel solutions, still booking a cheap airline ticket or getting a discounted hotel deal seems to a big challenge. Reasons may be many but solution to get the best travel deal is just one- make reservations in time and after comparing the price and terms and conditions.
Make reservations 2-3 months prior departure: Most of us plan to travel on weekends or during festive season, and so do others. This is the reason why getting cheap air tickets or making hotel reservations at discounted rates becomes a challenge as planes and hotels are already full. Therefore, it becomes necessary to plan your travel in advance to get the best deal during the peak season.
Always compare the price and not the percentage: Many of us would compare the discount being offered and not the actual price of the air ticket or hotel package. This is where we make mistake. Let us suppose that there are two companies-A and B. A is offering 25% discount on hotel reservation and B is offering 35% discount, the customer would definitely get attracted towards B. However, it may be possible that even though company A offers 25% discount, yet its overall price may be less as company B is charging more service fee. Therefore, it becomes necessary for the client to compare the overall price of hotel package, its inclusions and other terms and conditions so as to get the actual best travel deal .