One of the most common and popular meansto save money on a hotel stay is to book yourhotel as part of a travel package, referred to asbundling. This is most often done through hotel andflight package deals offered by airlines andonline travel agents like Expedia andTravelocity. By hiding their hotel rates in a bundle withanother service, hotels are able to drop theirprices lower than advertised originally. You can save up to 25% off the cost of buyinghotels and flights separately if you are able tobundle them in to a package deal.BOOK AS A PACKAGE
Many of the large luxury hotel chains like Sheraton, Ritz andMarriott offer exclusive hotel clubs promising a morepersonal, exclusive and luxurious hotel stay with a raft ofadditional extras. Whilst many dismiss these clubs as upselling tactics, many ofthem offer exceptional value for money given what extras areoften included. Be sure to check what exactly is on offer for club levelupgrades – it may well end up saving you money.JOIN THE CLUB
There are rafts of online search tools and dealtools allowing you to easily source bargains for ahotel stay across the world. By aggregating hotel deals you are able toquickly see which one is cheapest or offer thegreatest discount off its normal rates. Combine these search tools with review sites liketrip advisor to check the reputation and qualityof the hotels before you purchase. A quick review check can tell you easily whichhotel deal is a bargain and which is cheap for areason!GET ONLINE
When it comes to getting a good hotel deal,loyalty is very important. Most hotel chainsand brands offer a form of loyaltyprogramme encouraging guests to returntime and time again to incur a range ofbenefits and perks. Most programmes cost nothing to sign up forinitially and you can build a range of benefitsand cost savings over time. Loyalty programmes are now offeringpartnership programmes with airlines andcar rental companies to allow you to extendyour range of membership benefits.BE LOYAL
When travelling internationally, particularly for business,telephone costs can rack up. With most luxury hotels now offering free Wi-Fi to guests, takeadvantage of online tools, such as Skype, which offers freeinternational Skype-Skype calls and a heavily discounted rateon calls to landlines.PHONE CALLS
A number of online sites now offer security in the form ofrefundable rates. Book a room through one of these sites and should the ratedrop before your stay you will receive an automatic refund –guaranteeing you the cheapest deal possible.CHECK FOR REFUNDS
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