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New guide helps travelers find best hotel deals throughout the year
Number crunchers over at a leading hotel booking site in Asia have come up with a handy calendar to help travelers find the best hotel deals. According to Agoda.com’s travel wheel, booking a room in the first week of January can save you up to 40 percent off the average room rate. To create the chart, analysts looked at booking data from hundreds of thousands of guests in 2013 and examined hotel ...
How to Save Money with Price Comparison Tools
In order to save time and ultimately money, I've relied on price comparison search tools to help me get what I want for the lowest price. It's seems that consumers these days want to be able to log onto one trusted search tool, type in what they want and within seconds find what they're looking for and make the purchase. Savings Catcher by Walmart: Have you ever gone to Walmart, purchased ...
The Booking Battle: OTAs Break into the Loyalty Market
Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty - at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner. In the 1990s, OTAs threw a wrench in the hotel booking process by allowing travelers to compare prices across multiple hotels, inspiring consumers ...
Cheap and Chic Global Hotel Chains Every Traveller Needs to Know
We steer you to seven inexpensive, affordable hotel chains around the world — with prices that start under USD200.
Making Ends Meat: German Sausage Makers Fined for Price-Fixing
The German Federal Cartel Authority has accused dozens of bratwurst bigwigs of fixing the prices of sausages and related meat products, slapping them with a $460 million fine. The kielbasa cartel was known as the "Atlantic Circle," as they met at the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg. Andreas Mundt, president of the Cartel Authority, didn't mince his words: These price agreements have been practised ...