Don’t get me wrong. There are times when I think a travel agent can come in handy. If I have to guarantee a last minute booking and don’t think I’ll make it in time, I will happily use someone who has more connections than I. However, in my opinion you should book your own stay most of the time.
No, you probably shouldn’t call the hotel you’re going to be staying at and ask what their best rate is. They typically keep that rate high in case you subsequently ask if they take something like a senior citizen, AAA, or military discount.
The best way to get your stay and save money? Use one of the better travel sites on the web. One of our favorites is Hotels.com, and at the moment they’re offering some great deals on warm and cold weather destinations.
If you’re in the mood for warmer climes we like their SAVEFIVEJAN coupon which gives you an additional 5% off their already low rates. This promotion expires on 1/18/16, and you can book 1/17/16 and travel no later than 2/21. Use the discount to grab accommodations in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Oahu, Phoenix, Cancun and more.
If you feel like doing some skiing, snowboarding or mountain climbing we like their $50 off $300 promo code SAVESKI50. Book your dates no later than 1/31/16 and travel by 3/31 to get it. Destinations including some gorgeous places like Jackson Hole, Part City, Whistler and more.