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Booking hotels/air tickets online

February 19, 2007, by TofflerN, category Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized

People ask me where should we stay in Shanghai or elsewhere in China. While I’m partial to my hotel in Shanghai, if our hotel is full or for other locations in China, TripAdvisor.com is a great site for reading traveler reviews to help you pick the best hotel. Once you’ve selected your hotel, check out Hotel Reservations for availability and very competitive rates. They have a good selection of Mainland China and Hong Kong hotels. Online distribution of hotel rooms in Mainland China is not as developed as elsewhere, but yet this site does have a solid selection of both local and international hotels in cities as far apart as Chengdu, Sanya, and Dalian. If China’s not your destination, sad for me, but no worries, they have hotels in other countries as well. 😉

If you’re not even ready to book hotels and are still trying to figure out flights or choose a vacation package, Hotel Reservations has online booking for those as well–both inbound and outbound China flights, so you can still come visit me in Shanghai. Cars and vacation rentals are also available on this site. Now, if only they had cruises…

But perhaps the 2 best features of site: 1) If you’re averse to booking online, you can call their hotel experts toll free in Europe, USA, Canada, or globally for additional information and help booking. What great news for people not exactly adept at using the internet, or too impatient to enter all their information online, or just afraid to enter their credit card number online. 2) They have a price guarantee for their “Special Internet Rate.” That means if you find some place else online after you’ve booked your room, they’ll refund you the difference. What a novel concept, its like price matching or accepting a competitors coupons–you generate more business because people don’t have to shop around, they are guaranteed the best price at your location.

Hey! Works for me, now let’s see, where can I imagine going…

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