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I cringe whenever I look back to your parents’ agony when booking past family holidays. From crowding around the TV as a family, scrolling through Teletext for last-minute deals, to haggling over the price of hotels with your travel agent, booking a holiday took work! It made your supposedly dream holiday forgettable even before it started.
“Wouldn’t it be great if I could just key in my preferences somewhere and be instantly matched with my dream room”,
I hear you weep.
But wait – you can! Wipe your tears…
In the past, planning a travel itinerary was a stressful affair. Some of the strangest of requests and most unreasonable of demands I’ve heard travel agents discuss over coffee include:
“Can you move my room outside so I can treat my wife to a night under the stars?”
It gets even better:
“Do you have a spare room, where I can charge my car?”
I hear you! You have high expectations, so do we. When you use my features on Hotels.com, I know I must deliver. After all, people look forward to their vacations all year, and time spent on vacation is precious.
“Where were you when I needed you?”
I understand if you tend to get nervous when leaving your holiday booking to someone else. And when you’re in different time zones, your travel planner might be asleep while you’re trying to check-in to your dream stay. In order to avoid the late-night calls, double checking booking details and incessant emails asking for reassurance, I’m now at your aid 24/7. With round-the-clock support, I’m happy to pull my magic wand out to quell all your last-minute jitters and fussy needs.
“Do you even understand my feelings?”
Feeling like villa with an infinity pool? Or a night in a castle? I will help you narrow down your search with my super filter function. Simply key in your must-have facilities – be it to stay in a treehouse in Chile or live your secret hideout dreams down in a cave in Turkey, I’ve got it all. Plus, you can view your stay on a map and check it’s location and proximity to, let’s say, a cliff edge or Disneyland – whatever you fancy.
“I have trust issues. Can I trust you?”
Don’t take my word for it, but the 25 million verified guest reviews I’ve collected. What better way to find out more about a place than to hear from your fellow travellers? “Everyone’s a critic”, as the saying goes, but here at Hotels.com, it’s true. Offering unbiased, verified reviews from real customers at the tip of your fingertips, sleep easy knowing that your “best stay” isn’t just a tag line by the hotel – but one voted by the people, for the people.
“I don’t want to be a thief of my own wallet. Can you help?”
One question that never fails to make any professional travel planner squirm is the dreaded “can I get more discounts?”.
Good news for you – I’ve got one, or more! When you book through me as a registered member, you have access to my Rewards and can unveil my Secret Prices with just one click, just like a magic wand. Trust me when I say, I will make it worth your while if you check with Hotels.com first, or last, or anytime in between.
‘A true relationship is when you can tell each other everything.
Got a secret to tell?”
Fine. I have on more little secret for you – if you book on mobile, you get to unlock mobile exclusive deals too. Don’t worry if you want to spend your vacation living off the grid either – mobile reservations can be viewed offline! Furthermore, get peace of mind with your booking by choosing from the various modes of payments I offer.
Do NOT smuggle the hotel toiletries to get more bang for your buck! I’ve got you.
Have a free night’s stay on me every time you have accumulated 10 nights’ worth of stays.
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Half the Fun of Travel is in the planning!