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Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
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Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
Rapid Travel Chai: Hotwire and Priceline - Chicago Seminars 2013
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  • 1. Hotwire and Priceline Stefan Krasowski Rapid Travel Chai
  • 2. Itinerary Hotwire Priceline I hope you aren’t expecting something else  ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 3. What is Your Priority? Hotels? Rental cars? Flights? Vacation packages? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 4. My Hotwire and Priceline Experience My travel is 75% international Rented cars weekly for 2 years of NY-Atlanta commute Many hotel bookings Many rental car bookings No air bookings No vacation package bookings ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 5. Why Hotwire and Priceline ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 6. What are Hotwire and Priceline? Tools to potentially save on travel costs by giving up certainty, flexibility, status, and miles and points ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 7. The Hotwire and Priceline Tradeoff Why to Not Use: Why to Use: No changes, no refunds* Save Money Unpleasant surprises* No elite status recognition* No miles and points* *There are always exceptions and luck ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 8. Rental Car Tradeoff Hypothetical When to save $10: When to not save $10: Moline, IL car rental Orlando, FL car rental Always off-peak Spring break No lines Huge lines at counter No spouse Eye-rolling spouse No children Screaming children ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 9. Need to Know ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 10. Why No Deals? Not every market or trip will have opaque offers ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 11. Hotel Star Ratings Star ratings are subjective and generous by ½ to 1 star You have limited recourse Stick to 3-star and above ‘3-star’ Monte Carlo Inns Toronto Markham My wife has not forgiven me ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 12. Getting the Room You Want Room type – call hotel after booking if you want a king bed Better room – call hotel with self-deprecating sweet talk Non-smoking room – yep, call ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Photo by Ben Tesch, flickr
  • 13. The ‘gomike’ slide gomike on FlyerTalk – Priceline, timeshare hacks & more Contact hotel programs to add your number to reservation Charge small incidental spend during stay to your room Hyatt: Status often recognized, including Diamond 1k check-in May get elite stay credit Marriott: Status often recognized, including check-in amenity Others: you may get lucky ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Photo by Isabelle Plante, flickr
  • 14. Hotwire & Priceline Hotels Elite Benefits You may get lucky You may get elite recognition Either way be gracious, not a bozo “Your bungalow is right this way, Mr. Diamond Elite…” ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Photo by Isabelle Plante, flickr
  • 15. Fees Hotwire Hot Rate and Priceline Name Your Own Price™ rates often loaded with fees Do not compare per day rates Do compare total price Portland 1 day car: Expedia $18/day=$23 total vs Priceline $18 bid=$29.34 ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 16. Resort Fees Watch out in frequent offender markets like Las Vegas “This hotel charges a resort fee of about $25.00 per room per night” ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 17. Car Credit Card CDW Important!!! To use credit card CDW entire rental must be on same card Use same card at Hotwire/Priceline purchase AND pick-up ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 18. Hotwire ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 19. Hotwire Opaque ‘Hot Rate’ no-bid offers + transparent offers ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 20. Hotwire – Transparent Offers Similar to other travel sites, let’s skip to opaque Hot Rates ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 21. Hotwire Hot Rates – Flights New York – Los Angeles example Hot Rate ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 22. Hotwire Hot Rates – Flights New York – Los Angeles example: 6 am – 10 pm departure window Up to 1 connection Up to 3 hour layover No one-ways or multi-city No airline benefits No credit card free checked bag …all to save $40 ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 23. Hotwire Hot Rates – Cars ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 24. Hotwire Hot Rates – Cars Rates often not as good as flexible reservation portals (Costco, Capital One, Chase, etc.) Guaranteed major agency – but includes Dollar/Thrifty No off-airport, no one-way Must be age 25+ Los Angeles weekend Hotwire $57.57 vs Costco $48.12 ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 25. Hotwire Hot Rates – Cars Pick-up up to 24 hours late – book Sun night, pick-up Mon (call agency to hold a car on peak times) Atlanta Sun 10 pm pick-up $63.65 vs Mon 8 am $81.26 ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 26. Hotwire Hot Rates – Cars Always unlimited miles (important for international) 30-minute grace period on returns Extensions at agency rates – can be very expensive All add-ons billed at agency rates (e.g. Dollar/Thrifty huge toll charges) Welcome to Newark from Dollar/Thrifty – tolls $17.49/day ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 27. Hotwire Hot Rates – Hotels Princeton, NJ example: ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 28. Hotwire Hot Rates – Hotels How to identify the hotel? Amenities & TripAdvisor rating provide clues ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 29. Check the Forums – Better Bidding Doubletree is only reported 3.5 star Amenities match Look for distinctive amenities (if any) ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 30. Other Forums As with all forums, there is LOTS of drama ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 31. Check TripAdvisor TripAdvisor lists 7 4-star traveler rating hotels available Only 2 are 3.5-star chain hotels – Doubletree and Marriott Amenities are same so TripAdvisor is inconclusive ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 32. Hotwire Hot Rates – Hotels Best guess is Doubletree, possibly Marriott Either will work, go for it, or try Priceline… ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 33. Hotwire – Vacations/Packages Hotel packages are transparent, choose each component Except Hot Rate flight + car – no extra savings to bundle ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 34. Hotwire – Hotwire Express Invitation only program ≈ $1k annual spend Claims to have better service, case-by-case support Occasional ‘Star Upgrades’ – e.g. pay 3-star hotel, get 4-star ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 35. Hotwire – Low Price Guarantee 48-hour guarantee for identical booking Hotwire refunds the difference ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 36. Hotwire – Cancellation/Refund Air & Hotel: No official exceptions – consider trip insurance Car: Flight delay exception for 24+ hours delay You can always plead your case ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 37. Hotwire – Cashback Discover – 5% on car, hotel and packages (not flights) Chase – 1 extra pt/$ except packages and cruises Big Crumbs – 1.4% except flat $1.40 for regular flights Others come and go ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 38. Hotwire Questions? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 39. Priceline ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 40. Priceline – Transparent Offers Similar to other travel sites, let’s skip to Name Your Own Price® ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 41. Priceline Name Your Own Price® – Flights Similar terms to Hotwire: 6 am – 10 pm departure window (US), international anytime Up to 1 connection Up to 3 hour layover (US), international 75% < 3 hours One-ways but no multi-city No airline benefits No credit card free checked bag ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 42. Priceline Name Your Own Price® – Cars ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 43. Priceline Cars - General Rates often 10-30% lower than Hotwire Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National only My experience is most often Avis Rates not always available – change search parameters No off-airport, no one-way Always unlimited miles (important for international) Extensions and add-ons at agency rates Drivers under 25 allowed for additional fees ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 44. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Example: Wilmington, NC Aug 23-25, midsize car Step 1: Get a baseline at Hotwire or others: Hotwire $17.95/day, $57.84 total ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 45. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 2: Book a flexible backup Costco $66.42 ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 46. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 3: Priceline Lowball Test Enter a lowball bid and click “Choose” ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 47. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 3 (cont): Lowball triggers “low chance of being accepted” If you don’t get this screen, you are starting too high ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 48. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 3 (cont): “Previous Page” and step up the bids ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 49. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 3 (cont): Priceline Sweetspot when goes to offer page You’re not done yet! ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 50. Priceline Cars – Bidding Strategy Step 4: Bid around Priceline Sweetspot For short, economy rentals, $1-$2 under often works Longer rentals and bigger cars can widen the gap Can be more aggressive depending on lead time Needed car next day so bid $16, final price $54.36 with Hertz ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 51. Priceline Cars – Re-Bidding Same trip wait 24 hours to re-bid Can immediately re-bid for different car type (up or down) Compact may be same price as economy Change return date may allow re-bid (e.g. Tue 6 am, then try Mon 11 pm – you get the car for 24-hour days) I generally find 1-2 weeks out is good time to bid ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 52. Priceline Re-Bidding Hack Warning: use at your own risk Enter the wrong credit card security code Or enter a low balance Visa/MC/Amex gift card ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 53. Priceline Re-Bidding Hack If bid is accepted you get a processing error If not accepted, no processing error You can enter correct number or abandon Priceline does not (yet) hold customers to the purchase ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 54. Priceline Multiple Accounts Companion can work for hotels Companion may run into additional driver fees for cars Can try to have multiple accounts (use at your own risk): Register a different email address Don’t repeat exact personal info Don’t use same credit card Don’t use same computer & connection Or different browser + VPN to switch IP ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 55. Priceline Name Your Own Price® – On Hold Sometimes bids go to pending Go to account to check offer status If not accepted, start to re-bid with new search ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 56. Priceline Name Your Own Price® – Hotels ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 57. Priceline Hotels – Where to Use Use where the zone is targeted and fits your needs Use when you do not need a specific amenity like a pool Use when transport situation works for you Use when companions are easy-going ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 58. Priceline Hotels – Where to be Careful Mumbai is 1 zone – have you ever been in Mumbai traffic? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 59. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Compare market rates Research Priceline zones Research winning bids on forums Prepare bid strategy – write it down! Go for it ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 60. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Example: Providence, RI 11/1-4 Step 1: Compare market rates ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 61. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 2: Research Priceline zones I only want Zone 5 – Providence Downtown ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 62. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 3: Research winning bids on forums Not many recent data points ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 63. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 4: Prepare bid strategy – identify available stars by zone Zone 1: 1-3 star Zone 2: 1-3.5 star Zone 3: 1-3 star Zone 4: 2-2.5 star Zone 5: 2-4 star ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 64. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 4: Prepare bid strategy – target 4-star in Zone 5 Bid 1: Zone 5, 4-star Bid 2: Add Zone 1, 4-star Wait, what? Zone 1 has no 4-star Priceline let’s you re-bid Only Zone 5 has 4-star hotels 5 zones = 5 bids for 4-star ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 65. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 4: Prepare bid strategy – what about 3.5 star? Zone 2 has 3.5 star I don’t want Zone 2 So can bid 5, then 1, 3, 4 Increase each bid in increments ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 66. Priceline Hotels – Bidding Strategy Step 5: Go for it For each star add zone one by one For each new star start new search to reset zones ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 67. Priceline Hotels – Be Organized Be organized and write down zones by name not number (zone numbers disappear in re-bids) This can get complicated – Atlanta has 23 zones! ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 68. Priceline Hotels – The Bidding Traveler The Bidding Traveler does the work for you ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 69. Priceline Hotels – The Bidding Traveler Manual mode provides good step-by-step walkthrough ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 70. Priceline Hotels – The Bidding Traveler Automatic mode takes your credit card and will purchase ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 71. Priceline – Hotel Express Deals™ Similar to Hotwire Hot Rates Frequent sale offers ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 72. Priceline – Hotel Express Deals™ ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 73. Priceline – Hotel Freebies℠ Fun way to search – from free nights to spa credits ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 74. Priceline – Vacation Packages & Cruises Nothing special, no Name Your Own Price® ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 75. Priceline – Rewards Bonus Cash Public and targeted offers appear from time to time Cash added to bids, e.g. hotel $75 bid + $5 bonus = $80 bid ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 76. Priceline – Low Price Guarantee 24-hour guarantee for identical booking, refunds difference ‘Big Deal Guarantee’ for Name Your Own Price™ and Vacation Packages: difference + $25 + $50 off next 2-night or longer Vacation Package ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 77. Priceline – Cancellation/Refund No official exceptions – consider trip insurance Possible flight exception for schedule changes You can always plead your case ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 78. If you think some silly metal credit card is a conversation starter… ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 79. …get the Shatner card! ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 80. Priceline Rewards Visa Credit Card 5x on Priceline bookings (except 1x on cruise bookings, non-Name Your Own Price® car reservations, and hotel reservations designated as Pay When You StaySM) 1x everywhere else Old accounts have 2x everywhere else – no current offers 10k sign-up bonus (requires $1k spend) = $100 cash rebate No annual fee Issued by Barclays ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 81. Priceline – Cashback ebates – 1%-5% by type, except 1st/biz flights Chase – 1 extra pt/$, except 1st/biz flights Others come and go, try Big Crumbs and topcashback ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 82. Priceline – Best Airfare Option? Priceline getting good at replicating ITA Matrix fares Complex itineraries often need Hipmunk to price in Priceline Receive all airline benefits Chase UR 1 pt/$ plus Priceline Rewards Visa 5x = 6%+ ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 83. Priceline – Airfare Example New York – Moscow: United + Lufthansa + Swiss Hipmunk can only price it correctly on Priceline ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 84. Priceline’s Other Websites ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 85. Kayak General purpose travel meta search ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 86. agoda Asia-based hotel bookings ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 87. hotelroom.com and hotelsbycity.net Yet more hotel bookings – nothing distinctive ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 88. Booking.com Great for mom and pop hotels and small towns Especially strong in Europe ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 89. Priceline Questions? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  • 90. Thank You rapidtravelchai.com stefan@rapidtravelchai.com @rapidtravelchai ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved

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