Lots of holiday goers spend time searching the web on 3rd party websites to find the ideal place to stay or holiday package when going away, here are some reasons as to why you should book direct:
If you would like to make any special arrangements i.e. for a birthday party. If you are booking through a 3rd party, your special requests may not make it to the hotel.
Some hotels may not provide bespoke arrangements when booking through a 3rd party provider because they need to keep their costs down in order to pay commission.
When searching through a 3rd party you will see that almost every option is listed as ‘last room available for this date’ pressurising you to book quickly before exploring all your options. The hotel you really wanted may even be shown as sold out.
Hotels tend not to release all of their available rooms to 3rd party websites because of the commission involved, you will likely find that by contacting the hotel directly there are more rooms available than you expected.
Booking through a 3rd party provider is often more expensive, these websites make their money by adding commission. Although you have the opportunity to compare against other potential accommodation you could wind up out of pocket by booking this way. This is because hotels are often running discounts for people who choose to book direct.
Here at Balincourt, we are currently running a discount of 30% for anyone who books directly to visit us in the run up to Christmas. We look forward to hearing from you soon!