It’s so easy to book a hotel room these days. Gone are the days when you had to get in touch with travel or hotel reservations agents on the phone to book your hotel in advance. Now, you can do your hotel booking online with just a few clicks. There are several hotel booking sites on the net that help make it easier for you to manage your booking concerns. One such site that stands out from the rest is Tingo.
Tingo gives clients the most benefit in terms of savings. Have you ever experienced paying for a hotel booking one day only to find out the following day that the room rate dropped? You end up feeling resentful, thinking about the money you could have saved if you booked the following day instead. However, things like this happen unannounced. You don’t really see a hotel website that has an announcement as to when they will give discounts for their room rates and how much.
Yet situations like this – of hotels dropping their room rates –happen often. Statistics show that in February 2013, there were 237 hotels in New York that dropped their rates, offering their rooms for an average of $40 less. During the same time frame, 136 hotels in San Francisco lowered their rates and gave their rooms for an average of $52 less. Even hotels in the romantic city of Paris were not exempt; room rate drops were experienced in 592 hotels, and the drop in prices averaged $23.
If you look at these figures, you will see that you can really save a lot of money for accommodation expenses when you travel. You will be able to save even more if you are traveling as a group and this is where Tingo comes in handy. The hotel booking site allows you to get a refund of the price difference should there be a price drop on the room that you booked. You get the refund in the form of free upgrades and sometimes, cash. Tingo makes it all so easy that you don’t have to lift a finger in order to get your refund.
The hotel booking website constantly monitors hotels’ room rates, and when they drop. It immediately rebooks your reservation so you can be charged the lower rate. However, you won’t get your refund right away. Tingo returns the money to your credit after your hotel stay.
Tingo is actually not the only site of its kind; there are similar hotel booking sites out there. However, what sets Tingo apart is the wide range of benefits it offers its clients. First, you are assured of getting a refund. Some hotel booking sites will secure your refund only if other people will book hotel rooms for the same days that you booked. Otherwise, you won’t get anything. Tingo books you for the lowest price offered by the hotel whether other people booked on the same days or not. Second, Tingo does not impose a limit on the amount that they will return. A similar site, Price Assurance, will give refunds but only up to $500. Clearly, Tingo gives you the best deal.
One of the best features of the hotel booking website is that it is integrated with TripAdvisor, one of the most popular travel websites. TripAdvisor has an extensive database of hotels, resorts, and famous tourist spots from all over the world, complete with descriptions, photos, and user reviews from people who have actually gone to or stayed in these places.
Tingo was launched on March 2012. It is owned by Smarter Travel Media, which is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor.
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