Are you a fan of utilizing third parties to book your flights or hotel accommodations? This booking method can cause you to miss out on potential deals reserved for those who book directly through the airline or hotel. Don’t lose out on these benefits by booking through a third party! Here are three benefits to capitalize on by booking directly.
Leverage Elite Benefits and Earn Loyalty Currency
If you are looking to book with a specific hotel chain, to take advantage of loyalty points or elite status, booking through a third party will likely forfeit your opportunity to reap those benefits. Most hotel chains won’t award points or recognize elite status for customers booking through a third party.
Capitalize on Co-branded Credit Card Bonuses
Using an online travel agency (OTA) to book your hotel room can potentially inhibit your ability to receive the best options. Based on availability, hotels will always give better rooms to direct bookers, opposed to those who book through OTAs.
Get Lowest Rates
In most cases, the lowest rates are offered to those who book directly. For instance, booking through a third party can leave you paying more for your hotel room or prevent you from getting a sweet deal that you could have capitalized on had you booked through the hotel directly.
Exploit Special Deals or Amenities
In many cases, hotels will offer additional perks to encourage customers to book directly through them. The conditions and deals vary depending on the hotel but they can range from food and beverage credits to special packages and more.
At Sudbury Quality Inn, we’re offering a Book Direct Special: Introducing our Newly Renovated Guest Rooms. This special gets you a stay in our newly renovated room and you receive a complimentary hot breakfast served in our Bridges Bistro Restaurant and all for only $99!