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Fufu308

Direct hotel booking or third party site, such as Agoda.

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Fufu308

I just wanted to ask you guys whether in your experience you tend to book directly (for a cheaper rate) or through third party sites in the hope to accumulate 'reward points'.

Myself i tend to book directly with the hotel as never experienced any problems going directly with the hotel.

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Ru4Real
25 minutes ago, Fufu308 said:

book directly (for a cheaper rate)

Been a long time since I've managed that. Places I stay, always cheaper via 3rd party sites.

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matrix123

I book direct. Have points and better chance to get upgrade.

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Crushed
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I can't remember the last time I booked directly through a hotel unless you count a walk-in and I have no idea if that was cheaper.  Nearly always use 3rd party sites these days.  For the record, it was this forum which originally influenced me to use 3rd party sites.

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logboy

I have used 3rd party sites the last 6-7 years 

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Buddy Edgewood

Depends on the hotel, I check both to see which has the better deal.  Same goes with airfares.

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tenpro

I've noticed that the hotels that are part of a global chain (Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, etc) typically offer the best price when you book directly through their website. The smaller, independent ones are where you see more variance

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Fufu308

Thanks guys looks like i will do both searches when identifying individual hotels.

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