Any Benefits for Booking Online??

Old Jan 25, 05, 6:41 pm
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Any Benefits for Booking Online??

I have a half dozen bookings that I need to make. I have been holding off hoping for added benefits to booking online or with a particular credit card or some other promotion. Does anyone know of a current promo I am missing? Does anyone know of a forthcoming promo (like how someone determined the upcoming promos for DL Amex) that would make it worthwhile to hold off on booking?

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Old Jan 25, 05, 7:11 pm
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I don't know about any upcoming promos, but I am noticing that some properties that I frequent are raising their rates this year, some significantly so. I waited too long to make a couple of bookings and now I'm paying more as a result.

Guess I'm trying to say that you might want to go ahead and book under the theory that you can re-book if a promo pops up. I'm reading that with the dollar at its current level hotels are expecting to make some hay this year -- domestic travelers not going abroad as much and foreigners coming here more because it's cheap for them.

That's my two cents, for what it's worth.

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Old Jan 25, 05, 7:35 pm
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Go ahead and book. Check out HHonors website to see if there are any specials (low rate, free upgrade, bonus points etc). If there isnt much difference between refundable and non-refundable rate then choose refundable - so if a deal comes along later you can take it and cancel earlier booking.
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