9 Worst Mistakes Causing You to Overpay On Travel

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8) Planning And Purchasing Everything Online

It’s a comforting feeling knowing you have everything planned to a T before you step off the plane. We’re not suggesting you don’t book ahead. We’re just suggesting you consider not letting the robot on the other side of the computer verify your whole itinerary. Instead, try having an old-fashioned conversation with a person! Representatives can negotiate and are known to be more flexible than ‘bots. Pick up the phone and call a hotel you like. WARNING: don’t call the general toll-free number – these are outsourced companies that can’t and won’t strike deals. The key is to call the hotel directly. Ask if they’re filling up quick or relatively empty for the dates you’re interested in. You may be able to haggle a deal if the hotel is quiet during the time you’re interested in. Apply the same tactics when booking rental cars, tours, flights, etc.

 
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