MIAMI, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getaroom.com, a leading online discount hotel stay company, offers some money-saving tips for travelers preparing for the busy holiday's season.
Robert B. Diener, President and Co-Founder of Getaroom.com, shares some of his insider expertise for people traveling during the holidays:
- Plan your trip in advance to lock-in the best rates for airfare and hotels. Airfare costs climb precipitously for those who wait until the last minute.
- If your travel plans are set, consider booking a lower non-refundable rate at your favorite hotel which is often considerably cheaper than standard rates.
- Try a new and trendy hotel that won't break the bank. Explore Vdara in Las Vegas, the Flatiron Hotel in New York or Dream South Beach in sunny Miami.
- Grab one of Getaroom.com's flash sales offering up to 60% off rates.
- Theme hotels are great for kids. Try the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando where Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, and Cosmo are on hand to entertain.
- Be the first to know about flight delays or cancellations by signing up for email or text alerts. Some advance warning will help you alter your plans before the rest of the flight. Also try to avoid northern connections if possible to miss annual blizzards.
- Give copies of your passport and itinerary to a family member or friend at home.
- Sign-up for and use frequent flyer and hotel rewards programs. You can earn points for many activities, from refinancing your home to installing wireless.
- Need a perfect hotel? Getaroom.com offers more than 25,000 great hotels for any budget.
- You use your mobile device for everything, so make sure you pack your charger and extra battery.
- Check out all fees before you book. Airline checked bag fees can really add up! Also pay attention to hotel resort fees and be sure you get all of the listed amenities.
- Consider Las Vegas as a winter destination. It has great weather, reduced room rates, and 5-star luxury for around $100 a night.
Getaroom.com features a best rate guarantee and an industry-leading unpublished hotel rates program that features discounts of 10 to up to 50 percent off the best available rate. It offers discounts for all of the top United States winter destinations including New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, Orlando, Boston, and Los Angeles. Getaroom.com also has a strong international presence, and is ideal for winter travelers headed to popular locales such as London or Paris.
"While traveling during the holidays can be crowded, it is still a wonderful time of year to be with family or to take a dream vacation," said Mr. Diener. "Travelers that follow some of our tips and use Getaroom.com for their bookings can save some serious money on their hotel stay, giving them more cash for entertainment."
Getaroom.com provides travelers a state-of-the-art lodging website (www.getaroom.com) which offers travelers the lowest hotel rates on the Internet. Clients calling its toll-free call center at 800-HOTELS-8 (800-468-3578) can also receive the benefits of unpublished pricing, with hotel rates typically 10 to 20 percent less than published rates on its site and other internet sites and as much as 50 percent less. There is full disclosure about the property at time of booking including the hotel name and exact location. Getaroom.com offers accommodations at national chain and independent boutique properties in major destinations in the U.S. and Europe.