Because we travel a lot, we are always looking for the best way to save on our travels. And Booking has several features to help us with this! That's why we do not waste any more time on any other site: at Booking we know that we will always find the best price for the hotel, apartment or resort that we want to book.
But you must know how to use this site well to get the best discount at your hotel. Below we give you our best tips to take advantage of everything that Booking can offer you:
ADDITION TO THE GENIUS PROGRAM
The Genius program is the loyalty program of Booking and brings immense advantages to those who book hotels through the site. To be part of the program, it's very simple! Just make 5 hotel reservations on Booking.com (do not forget to always do the same login) in a 2 year period and voila! Now you can enjoy a number of special advantages like:
- 10% discount on hotel reservations;
- Check-in 2 hours early;
- Check-out 2 hours later;
- Shuttle to / from airport;
- A contact line exclusively for members of the Genius program.
CONSULT THE MAP TO SAVE IN TRANSPORTATION
One feature we love about Booking is this: When we are trying to choose the best hotel, we can refer to the map to see exactly where it is located. And we still have, on the same map, all other hotels registered on the Booking with availability information of rooms, prices and ratings.
If you are going for a ride, you may not be able to compensate for staying in a hotel far from the city center because it will mean higher transport costs. (And if they choose to rent a car, do not forget to see if the hotel has parking!).
BE FLEXIBLE IN THE DATES
Booking gives us several solutions to save money when booking the accommodation and this is another one of them. If the dates on which we are looking for a hotel in their search engine are already booked, Booking will prompt us for alternative dates when hotel prices may be lower. If you have that flexibility on your dates, this is one of the best options to save on your trip!
SAVE YOUR FAVORITE FILTERS
When searching for an accommodation on the Booking, there are plenty of search filters: hotel rating, pension scheme, with / without free Wi-Fi, location score, etc. Save your favorite filters and search right away just to show options that are within what you want to book: so you know that there are no hidden costs and that you are booking a hotel with all the conditions you are looking for!
ENJOY FREE CANCELLATION (AND THEN RESEARCH AGAIN)
One of our favorite features of Booking is undoubtedly the free cancellation available for most of the properties on the site. The free cancellation essentially allows you to book a hotel without making any payment and with the possibility of canceling at no extra cost up to 48 hours or 24 hours before your trip. To get the most out of this feature, do the following: book your favorite hotels within your budget and travel dates. When the free cancellation time arrives, return to Booking to search hotels - sometimes you can find fantastic last minute discounts! If they do not find anything, there is no problem - they already have your hotel marked!
COMPARE PRICES ON OTHER SITES
Finally, before confirming your reservation on the Booking, do a search on other sites for the same hotel. It's that Booking has a fantastic policy of matching the price and so you never have to pay more! So if you find the best price for your hotel, make the reservation through the Booking. After (until 24h before your check-in), click on the "We match the price" option (even below the "book now" option) to receive a refund of the difference through Booking!