How to ALWAYS get the cheapest hotel rates online
Myth: almost every hotel booking site claims to offer the cheapest hotel rates online.
Fact: Today I'm going to show you a sure-fire travel hack to ensure you've booked the cheapest hotel rates online. Even if the price goes down after you've booked!
For example, take the gorgeous Bab Al Shams Resort in Dubai. A famous third-party hotel site was offering the cheapest hotel rates online – $1,392 for two nights. Using the sure-fire travel hack, it was still possible to get a further 35% discount on THAT rate.
Method: how to get the cheapest hotel rates online
- Find a price, hotel and website that matches your needs.
- Ensure the site has a free cancellation policy for your booking.
- Once you receive the booking confirmation email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The system will continually check your booking rate 24/7 against all other websites
- IF a cheaper rate is available – on any website – for the same room, you will receive an email alert.
- You simply need to rebook at the new (cheaper) rate, and cancel the previous/existing booking.
How does this system work though, is it safe?
100% – you don't share your payment details with anyone other than the hotel booking website.
It's also free – you don't need to pay anything else other than for the room.
The system – Pruvo – is 100% secure and works by receiving a commission only from the booking website once you've stayed. There is no further cost to you.
All you need to ensure is your original booking is made via a website that offers free cancellations. Most major sites such as hotels.com, Expedia, Trivago, Booking.com work with Pruvo – in fact, they all do!
Pruvo will only look for rooms of the same type (.e.g Standard, Executive, Suite etc.) and will search continuously for lower prices.
P.S. If you need further information, please check Pruvo's website
P.P.S. You're also free to email Pruvo through their website – there is no difference in discounts or service. However, by using email@example.com shows you're a supporter of Eat Drink Stay Dubai.
How is this the best way to get cheapest hotel rates online?
- It is risk free – if there is no price drop after your original booking, there's nothing to do. If the price drops, Pruvo knows about it – 100% of the time.
- It is free for you to use – Pruvo takes a commission from the hotel site.
- It saves you time – no need to keep tracking a multitude of hotel sites.
- It's guaranteed to get you the cheapest hotel rates online – even after booking – for the room you've booked.
- It's sure-fire – if the price changes, you'll know about it, and the system won't miss it.
- It saves you money – in some cases, up to 67% has been obtained. Bear in mind that's a discount from websites that are often cheap to start with!
- You are in control every step of the way. If you can't be bothered rebooking when the cheapest hotel rates online change, you don't need to.
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This is great! I know people who do this manually but a fully automated tool is so much easier and effective! Will use this for my next bookings. As a geek I also wonder how it works behind the scenes. Parsing the booking e-mail is doable just might need to updated it once in a while when the hotel site changes the template. Then the way to check the price: API for each hotel site or scraping? And also the frequency because if you would do it every hour for all submitted bookings it would definitely put a certain load… Read more »
Cheers for the feedback, and yes it’s a great tool. There have been similar services around though they were limited to certain sites/booking engines. Probably this is where the techy stuff comes in – APIs etc. What I do know is this – it works well, it’s a booming startup and for price-sensitive hotel guests, it’s a winner. It would be interesting if it tends to work better for shorter stays (e.g. 1 or 2 nights) rather than vacation/long-term (1 or 2 weeks)? I’d often advocate would-be travel hackers have a wider-range strategy for booking hotels, depending on their criteria.… Read more »