The first method takes a little more work and luck to get the last minute deals. The keys are information and flexibility. If you can walk away from the deal, you can pick a deal… It just takes a little more planning.
To get last minute travel reservations for a hotel, call the front desk at the hotel itself.
When you ask the clerk for a reservation, be sure to ask, "Are there any discounts I can get?" You'll be surprised at what they can offer you.
Do not call the 800-###-#### number for the hotel chain. They can't give you any great last minute deals.
Remember, an empty hotel room is one that doesn't create revenue. So a discount of 20% is better than nothing.
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