The Frugal Traveler at The New York Times is a well known travel writer Seth Kugel. On 12/5/2013, he wrote an article about finding the best deal on a last minute holiday deal.
He offered some suggestions such as using Booking.com to search for the best hotel deals. Well..we have a question for the “Frugal Traveler”. The question is:
Wouldn’t it be a better suggestion to use the “Travel Search Engine” at BestTravelCoupon.com to search for the best hotel deal?
Why is this a better option than using Booking.com?
Well, lets start with saying Booking.com is an excellent travel booking website. It’s also one of the 100+ travel booking sites that BestTravelCoupon.com will search for you with 1 click. The point here is it is wiser to use BestTravelCoupon.com instead of only Booking.com.
Using BestTravelCoupon.com allows you to search Booking.com while at THE SAME TIME search 100s of other travel sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia, Venere, GetARoom, and more. BTC will then sort the results for you. If Booking.com has the lowest rate they post it with a direct link to Booking.com. But often, such as the examples in this article by the Frugal Traveler, Booking.com does not have the lowest rate.
I checked rates on both sites for the hotel from the article. Same hotel. Same dates. MUCH different results.
Booking.com was almost 50% higher per night than BestTravelCoupon.com
Here are the search results below. We searched on 12/5/2013 for the same dates in the article (12/24-12/27)
The article mentioned a Cancun Hotel called: ”Hotel Suites Gaby”. This Cancun hotel had a rate of $66/night on Booking.com(which matched the rate mentioned in the NY Times article). However, here is a VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This rate on Booking.com does not include the 14% tax on this hotel. With the tax the total cost for this hotel is actually over $75/night on Booking.com. (12/24-12/27)
After visiting Booking.com, I checked “Hotel Suites Gaby” on BestTravelCoupon.com. One of the best features on BTC is this site INSTANTLY posts the total cost of the hotel including any tax. The best rate on BTC was only $53/night (Including the tax) (12/24-12-27).
The Final Tally On Our Quick Booking.com Review:
Booking.com: $75/night BestTravelCoupon.com: Only $53/night
Next time, use BestTravelCoupon.com when comparing hotel rates in any city. It truly is the best travel booking option and search tool for finding hotel deals.
***To get the FREE “Travel Search Engine” App Visit Google Play Here:
FINAL COMMENT: This post really is not a Booking.com review but rather an obvious suggestion on how you can quickly find the lowest rates in travel. You can do that by using BestTravelCoupon.com. Let it search booking.com (and 100s of other travel sites) for you.
***Search Comparison between Booking.com and BestTravelCoupon.com By Bryce Hawkins on 12/5/2013
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