So, you have packed your bags, made a checklist of restaurants and sightseeing places you’d visit and confirmed your flight on a call. All set. Right? But are you missing out on something?
Imagine a scenario where you arrive in a new city and because you thought you’ll manage something at the last moment, now you have to manage living in that cramped hotel room with that foul stink and damp walls.
Or you could have pre-booked your hotel online, considering unmissable factors like location, service, tariff and customer reviews. All you require is a debit or credit card.
Here is why should opt for advanced booking your stay:
1. You get to choose from multiple options sitting at your home
You can conveniently browse through a number of options, sitting at your couch. You have an option to compare different tariff rates and facilities before booking.
2. Fascinating deals always on the go
No one could say no to deals and discounts. Online travel booking apps come with loads of them.
3. Don’t need the expensive freebies? Find loads of budget friendly options
You need to experience it to believe it. If you are just travelling for a-day meeting, you don’t have to spend a fortune, roaming out while your luggage rests on that comfy couch all day. Choose just what you need.
4. Apply filters as per your requirement
Do you prefer complementary breakfast or can’t do without a wifi? Travelling as an unmarried couple or have to stay near your scheduled meeting spot. Make your booking as per your exact requirements by applying filters for location, price, star rating, wifi availability, pick up & drop facility, etc.
5. Ratings & Reviews
Customers leave with experiences. Good or bad. Based on which they often rate the hotel and give honest reviews about their stay. When you go through an online forum, chances of fake reviews or paid ratings are comparatively less.
6. High emphasis on customer service
Online booking platforms lay special focus on keeping their customers happy. If you choose to go through them, you need not worry even if your wifi stops working at 3 am.
7. Extremely easy to use
You don’t need to learn rocket science to use the online booking apps.
8. Canceling reservation for a change in plan
In case there is a change in plan, you can cancel your booking within the stipulated time and get refund (confirm refund policy of the hotel before booking). You must call once before checking in.
In this evolving world of consumer focused apps, there is a race of providing better than the next competitor. Most benefited in this case scenario is the customer.
So don’t keep stuck to the old and obsolete ways and reap all the benefits meant for you. Learning a little technology always helps.
Some popular online booking forums are Tripadvisor, Makemytrip, OYO rooms, Goibibo, Cleartrip, Ixigo, etc.
Have a happy stay!