...Tips for Booking Hotels
Whether you're doing it intentionally or it's just an unfortunate twist of circumstances, traveling at the last minute can be nerve-wracking. That is, if you come with an unprepared mindset. Since traveling unprepared can sometimes give you trouble regarding hotel bookings, here are tips on how you could land a place to stay even if you're making travel plans at the last minute:
Look for hotels at local websites.
Websites offering tips and last minute booking deals abound but not many of them can be very helpful if you're trying to actually get accommodated. Instead of using websites that cater to a national or even international crowd, consider using local websites. These sites oven offer better (read: better) listings of hotels if you're traveling last minute. Global sites are often simply too expansive to actually give you the good deals.
Use multiple sites.
It's rare to find last minute hotel bookings that offer reasonable prices in only one site. Use several different sites so you can compare. You might even come across really great deals – terrific if you're traveling on a budget.
Look for a local travel agent.
Don't rely too much on your trusty travel agent. Even they sometimes don't get to help in terms of last minute hotel bookings during your travels. Instead, look up travel agencies in the locality where you're traveling to. You could probably find them online, at tourism websites or online yellow pages.