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Where and how to find cheap last minute hotels?

Posted on February 15, 2008 by dorisch

If you are planning for a vacation during the Easter holidays, here are some tips on where and how to find cheap last minute hotels:

• Do not book your hotel, or anything else before you book the airline tickets! Package deals have lots to offer you and pre-existing bookings make it more difficult to take advantage of the ‘bundled’ savings that could come your way.

• Be adaptable and flexible with your itinerary. You want to have the flexibility of dates as far as last minute travel is concerned. You do not necessarily have to ‘sacrifice it all’!

• With cheap last minute hotel rooms, you do not need to settle for anything less. As most last-minute travelers discovers hotels are rarely booked to capacity. There are always some rooms available in most cases. It is highly possible for you to stay in a good hotel and pay cheap prices. It is up to you however to ASK. No-one is going to volunteer these discounts upfront. Do so at both time of booking, when confirming and again at checking in! No harm, no foul. The worst thing that can happen is they can say NO or that nothing is available.

• Actually, the less money you spend on a hotel, the more ready cash you have for the rest of your trip and enjoyment! DH always tells me that he would rather save that money for my shopping or for a set of Cat 5 cable for the office. Always ask yourself how much time you will really be spending in the hotel room itself. Opt for what is most important to you and then spend your hard-earned travel dollars there.

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